'Decay' in the Bible
And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.
And because of their guilt, the ones among you who remain shall decay in the land of their enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their ancestors, they shall decay with them.
But his body [lamenting its decay in the grave] shall grieve over him, and his soul shall mourn [over the body of clay which it once enlivened].
If I say to the grave and corruption, You are my father, and to the worm [that feeds on decay], You are my mother and my sister [because I will soon be closest to you],
"Let his own eyes see his decay, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.
They are appointed as a flock for Sheol. Death shall be their shepherd. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. Their beauty shall decay in Sheol, far from their mansion.
Through indolence the rafters [of state affairs] decay and the roof sinks in, and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.
The canals will stink; the streams of Egypt will trickle and then dry up; the bulrushes and reeds will decay,
So I am like rot to Ephraim and like decay to the house of Judah.
I heard and my inward parts trembled, At the sound my lips quivered Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us.
But this will be the nature of the plague with which the Lord will strike all the nations that have fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will decay while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot away in their sockets, and their tongues will dissolve in their mouths.
because You will not leave my soul in Hades, or allow Your Holy One to see decay.
Seeing this in advance, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah: He was not left in Hades, and His flesh did not experience decay.
Since He raised Him from the dead, never to return to decay, He has spoken in this way, I will grant you the faithful covenant blessings made to David.
Therefore He also says in another passage, You will not allow Your Holy One to see decay.
Now David, after he had served God's purpose in his own generation, died and was buried with his ancestors, and so he experienced decay.
But the One whom God raised up did not decay.
that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God's children.
This is how it will be at the resurrection of the dead. What is planted is decaying, what is raised cannot decay.
Brothers, this is what I mean: Mortal bodies cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and what decays cannot inherit what does not decay.
in a moment, faster than an eye can blink, at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will be raised never to decay, and we will be changed.
For what is decaying must be clothed with what cannot decay, and what is dying must be clothed with what cannot die.
Now, when what is decaying is clothed with what cannot decay, and what is dying is clothed with what cannot die, then the written word will be fulfilled: "Death has been swallowed up by victory!"
wherefore, we faint not, but if also our outward man doth decay, yet the inward is renewed day by day;
The person who sows through human means will harvest decay from human means, but the person who sows in the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.
[Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you,
By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.