So are the ways of everyone that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of its owners.
For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; the same thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man has no advantage over a beast: for all is vanity.
If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited with the fate of all men; then the LORD has not sent me.
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from these things that shall come upon you.
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
They that come after him shall be astounded at his day, as they that went before were frightened.
They that see you shall gaze upon you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
He that is ready to slip with his feet is like a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
Then said I in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so it happens even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, You shall not test the Lord your God.
1 Corinthians 4:9
For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one fate happens to them all.
But you are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
This is your lot, the portion of your measures from me, says the LORD; because you have forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.
Behold that which I have seen: it is good and fitting for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God gives him: for this is his lot.
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before my eyes, and did choose that in which I delighted not.
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Whatever has been is named already, and it is known that this is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.
My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Behold, all you that kindle a fire, that encircle yourselves with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that you have kindled. This shall you have of my hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not to yourself that you shall escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.
The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
Since there are many things that increase vanity, how is man the better?
And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed there: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.
1 Peter 4:17
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life:
For he knows not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Correction is grievous unto him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.