ON DEATH AND DYING
1 To everything there is a season, A time
for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born, And a time to die; A
time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill, And a time to heal; A
time to break down, And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A
time to mourn, And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, And a time
to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to
refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A
time to keep, And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A
time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
8 A time to love, And a time to hate; A
time of war, And a time of peace.
1 A good name is better than precious
ointment, And the day of death than the day of one's
I CORINTHIANS 15
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and
blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does
corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not
all sleep, but we shall all be changed-
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at
the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and
the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be
53 For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible has put on
incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then
shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death
is swallowed up in victory."
55 "O Death, where is our sting? O Hades, where
is your victory?"
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength
of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast,
immovable, always abounding in the work of
the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the
II CORINTHIANS 5
1 For we know that if our earthly house,
this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a
house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring
to be clothed with our habitation which is from
3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall
not be found naked.
4 For we who are in this tent groan, being
burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but
further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up in life.
5 Now He who has prepared us for this very
thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a
6 Therefore we are always confident,
knowing that while we are at home in the body we are
absent from the Lord.
7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
8 We are confident, yes, well pleased
rather to be absent from the body and to be present with
20 According to my earnest expectation and hope
that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that
with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be
magnified in my body, whether by life or
21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is
22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean
fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I
23 For I am hard pressed between the two, having
a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is
II TIMOTHY 2
11 This is a faithful saying: For if we died
with Him, We shall also live with Him.
12 If we endure, We shall also reign with Him.
If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He
cannot deny Himself.
II TIMOTHY 4
6 For I am already being poured out as a
drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have fought the good fight, I have
finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 Finally, there is laid up for me the
crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous
Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but
also to all who have loved His
2 It is better to go to the house of
mourning than to go to the house of feasting, For that is
end of all men; And the living will take it to heart.
3 Sorrow is better than laughter, For by a
sad countenance the heart is made better.
4 The heart of the wise is in the house of
mourning, But the heart of fools is in the house of
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