Such are the paths of all who pursue gain dishonestly; it takes the lives of those who profit from it.
For the fate of people and the fate of animals is the same. As one dies, so dies the other; they all have the same breath. People have no advantage over animals, for everything is futile.
If these men die [naturally] as all people would, and suffer the fate of all, then the Lord has not sent me.
I know, Lord, that a man's way of life is not his own; no one who walks determines his own steps.
This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah
until I entered God's sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny.
You are worn out with your many consultations. So let them stand and save you- the astrologers, who observe the stars, who predict monthly what will happen to you.
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, since that is the end of all mankind, and the living should take it to heart.
Those in the west are appalled at his fate, while those in the east tremble in horror.
Those who see you will stare at you; they will look closely at you: "Is this the man who caused the earth to tremble, who shook the kingdoms,
The one who is at ease holds calamity in contempt [and thinks] it is prepared for those whose feet are slipping.
If only they were wise, they would figure it out; they would understand their fate.
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live-after that they go to the dead.
So I said to myself, "What happens to the fool will also happen to me. Why then have I been overly wise?" And I said to myself that this is also futile.
And Jesus answered him, "It is said: Do not test the Lord your God. "
1 Corinthians 4:9
For I think God has displayed us, the apostles, in last place, like men condemned to die: we have become a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men.
The wise man has eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also knew that one fate comes to them both.
But you who abandon the Lord, who forget My holy mountain, who prepare a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny,
This is your lot, what I have decreed for you- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- because you have forgotten Me and trusted in Falsehood.
Here is what I have seen to be good: it is appropriate to eat, drink, and experience good in all the labor one does under the sun during the few days of his life God has given him, because that is his reward.
He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
I will destine you for the sword, and all of you will kneel down to be slaughtered, because I called and you did not answer, I spoke and you did not hear; you did what was evil in My sight and chose what I did not delight in.
This is the wicked man's lot from God, the inheritance God ordained for him.
1 Corinthians 2:5
so that your faith might not be based on men's wisdom but on God's power.
Whatever exists was given its name long ago, and who man is, is known. But he is not able to contend with the One stronger than he.
The course of my life is in Your power; deliver me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors.
My eyes bring me grief because of [the fate of] all the women in my city.
If any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, when you leave there, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
Look, all you who kindle a fire, who encircle yourselves with firebrands; walk in the light of your fire and in the firebrands you have lit! This is what you'll get from My hand: you will lie down in a place of torment.
Mordecai told [the messenger] to reply to Esther, "Don't think that you will escape the fate of all the Jews because you are in the king's palace.
The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both.
For when there are many words, they increase futility. What is the advantage for man?
The coastland will belong to the remnant of the house of Judah; they will find pasture there. They will lie down in the evening among the houses of Ashkelon, for the Lord their God will return to them and restore their fortunes.
1 Peter 4:17
For the time has come for judgment to begin with God's household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous uprooted from it.
Then the Lord God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed more than any livestock and more than any wild animal. You will move on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life.
Yet no one knows what will happen, because who can tell him what will happen?
So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.
Discipline is harsh for the one who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.