Death in the Bible

Miscellaneous Subjects

Called GIVING UP THE GHOST

  • Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
  • Genesis 35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
  • Also Lamentations 1:19; Acts 5:10.

Bible Encyclopedia for DEATH.

KING OF TERRORS

  • Job 18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

Definition of death

A CHANGE

  • Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Death.

GOING TO THY FATHERS

  • Genesis 15:15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
  • Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
  • Also Genesis 35:29.

PUTTING OFF THIS TABERNACLE

  • 2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

REQUIRING THE SOUL

  • Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

GOING THE WAY WHENCE THERE IS NO RETURN

  • Job 16:22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

BEING GATHERED TO OUR PEOPLE

  • Genesis 49:33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

GOING DOWN INTO SILENCE

  • Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

RETURNING TO DUST

  • Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
  • Psalms 104:29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

BEING CUT DOWN

  • Job 14:2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

FLEEING AS A SHADOW

  • Job 14:2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

DEPARTING

  • Philippians 2:23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

Called SLEEP

  • Deuteronomy 31:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
  • Job 7:21 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.
  • Also Job 14:12; Jeremiah 51:39; Daniel 12:2; John 11:11; Acts 7:60; 13:36; 1 Corinthians 15:6,18,51; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-15.

EXEMPTION FROM

Enoch

  • Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
  • Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Elijah

  • 2 Kings 2 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. 2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel. 3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. 4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho. ...

Promised to saints at the second coming of Christ

  • 1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
  • Also 1 Thessalonians 4:17.

No death in heaven

  • Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
  • Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

DESIRED

  • Jeremiah 8:3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.
  • Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

By Moses

  • Numbers 11:15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

Elijah

  • 1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Job

  • Job 3 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. 2 And Job spake, and said, 3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. 4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. ...
  • Also Job 6:8-11; 7:1-3,15-16; 10:1; 14:13.

Jonah

  • Jonah 4:8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Simeon

  • Luke 2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

Paul

  • 2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
  • 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
  • Also Philippians 1:20-23.

AS A JUDGMENT

Upon the Antediluvians

  • Genesis 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
  • Genesis 6:11-13 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Sodomites

  • Genesis 19:12-13 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: 13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
  • Also Genesis 19:24-25.

Saul

  • 1 Chronicles 10:13-14 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; 14 And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

SYMBOLIZED

By the pale horse

  • Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

King of Terrors

  • Job 18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

APOSTROPHE TO

  • Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES RELATING TO

  • Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
  • Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
  • Also Genesis 27:2; Deuteronomy 32:39; Joshua 23:14; 1 Samuel 2:6; 20:2-3; 2 Samuel 1:23; 14:14; Job 1:21; 3:13,17-19; 7:1,8-10,21; 10:21-22; 14:2,5-12,14,19-21; 16:22; 17:13-14,16; 21:23,25-26,32-33; 30:23; 34:14-15; 36:18-19; 38:17; Psalms 6:5; 23:4; 30:9; 39:4,13; 49:7,9; 68:20; 82:7; 88:9-14; 89:48; 90:3; 103:14-16; 104:29; 115:17; 143:3; 144:4; 146:4; Ecclesiastes 2:14-18; 3:2,19-21; 4:2; 5:15; 6:6,10; 7:1-2,15; 8:8; 9:3,5-6,10; 12:5,7; Isaiah 25:8; 38:1,10-13,18; 40:7; 51:12; Jeremiah 9:21; Hosea 13:14; Zechariah 1:5; Matthew 10:28; Luke 20:34-38; 23:39-43; John 9:4; Romans 5:12,14; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22,26,55-57; 1 Timothy 6:7; 2 Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 2:14-15; 9:27; 13:14; James 1:10-11; 1 Peter 1:24; Revelation 1:18; 20:12-14; 21:4.

PREPARATION FOR

  • Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
  • 2 Kings 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
  • Also Psalms 39:4,13; 90:12; Ecclesiastes 9:4,10; 11:7-8; Isaiah 38:18-19; Luke 12:35-37; John 9:4; Romans 14:8; Philippians 1:21; Hebrews 13:14; James 4:15; 1 Peter 1:17.

OF THE RIGHTEOUS

  • Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!
  • 2 Samuel 12:23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
  • Also 2 Kings 22:19-20; Psalms 23:4; 31:5; 37:37; 49:15; 73:24; 116:15; Proverbs 14:32; Ecclesiastes 7:1; Isaiah 57:1-2; Daniel 12:13; Luke 2:29; 16:22; 23:43; John 11:11; Acts 7:59; Romans 14:7-8; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; 15:51-57; 2 Corinthians 1:9-10; 5:1,4,8; Philippians 1:20-21,23-24; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14; 5:9-10; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Hebrews 2:14-15; 11:13; 2 Peter 1:11,14; Revelation 14:13.

SCENES OF

DEATH OF ISAAC

  • Genesis 27:1-4 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
  • Also Genesis 27:22-40.

DEATH OF JACOB

  • Genesis 49 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. 3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch. ...
  • Also Hebrews 11:21.

DEATH OF MOSES

  • Deuteronomy 31:14-30 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation. 15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle. 16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us? ...
  • Also Deuteronomy 32; 33; 34:1-7.

DEATH OF DAVID

  • 1 Kings 2:1-10 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, 2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; 3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: 4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel. ...

DEATH OF ZECHARIAH

  • 2 Chronicles 24:22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.

DEATH OF JESUS

  • Matthew 27:34-53 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. 35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 36 And sitting down they watched him there; 37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. ...
  • Also Mark 15:23-38; Luke 23:27-49; John 19:16-30.

DEATH OF STEPHEN

  • Acts 7:59-60 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

DEATH OF PAUL

  • 2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

OF THE WICKED

  • Numbers 16:30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
  • 1 Samuel 25:38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.
  • Also 2 Chronicles 21:6,20; Job 4:21; 18:14,18; 20:4-5,8,11; 21:13,17-18,23-26; 24:20,24; 27:8,19-23; 34:20; 36:12,14,18,20; Psalms 37:1-2,9-10,35-36; 49:7,9-10,14,17,19-20; 55:23; 58:9; 73:3-4,17-20; 78:50; 92:7; Proverbs 2:22; 5:22-23; 10:25,27; 11:7,10; 13:9; 14:32; 21:16; 24:20; 29:1,16; Ecclesiastes 8:10; Isaiah 14:11,15; 17:14; 26:14; Jeremiah 16:3-4; Ezekiel 28:8,10; Amos 9:10; Luke 12:20; 16:22-28; Acts 5:3-10; 1 Thessalonians 5:3.

SPIRITUAL

  • Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
  • John 5:24-26 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
  • Also John 6:50-51,53; 11:26; Romans 5:12,15; 7:11; 8:5-6,12-13; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Ephesians 2:1,5-6; 4:18; 5:14; Colossians 2:13; 1 Timothy 5:6; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 5:12.

See DEPRAVITY

See MAN, STATE OF AFTER THE FALL

See REPROBACY

SECOND

  • Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
  • Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
  • Also Ezekiel 18:10,13,21,23-24; 33:8-9,11,14-16; Matthew 7:13; 10:28; 25:30,41,46; Mark 9:43-44; Romans 1:32; 6:16,21,23; 8:13; 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; James 1:15; 4:12; 2 Peter 2:12; Revelation 2:11; 19:20; 20:14; 21:8.

See HELL

See WICKED, PUNISHMENT OF

FIGURATIVE OF REGENERATION

  • Romans 6:2-11 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: ...
  • Also Romans 7:1-10; 8:10-11; Colossians 2:20.

See DEAD

See REGENERATION

 
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