the house appointed for all living.
There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest;
the small and great are there;
they lie down alike in the dust, and the worm shall cover them.
- One generation cometh and another goeth;
their foundation is in the dust, they are crushed before the moth.
Death shall feed on them; and their beauty shall consume in the grave.
- There is no discharge in that war;
for what man is he that liveth and shall not see death?
As he came, naked shall he return, to go as he came,
when he dieth he shall carry nothing away;
he brought nothing into this world, and it is certain he can carry nothing out.
His breath goeth forth;
he goeth down to the grave;
he shall return no more to his house;
and the eye of him that hath seen him, shall see him no more.
- The dust shall return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
All are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
The wages of sin is death.
By one man sin
entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
We are by nature the children of wrath;
dead in trespasses and sins.
All the world is guilty before God.
The script hath concluded all under sin.
- The earth is defiled;
cursed is the ground;
the whole creation groaneth.
- God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell;
he spared not the old world, but brought in the flood upon the ungodly;
2 Peter 2:4
and the heavens and the earth which are now, are kept in store, reserved unto fire, against the day of judgment, and perdition of ungodly men.
2 Peter 3:7
- Thus sin bringeth forth death, and sin hath reigned unto death.
Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.
The voice of lamentation and bitter weeping is heard.
- O thou afflicted!
sorrow not as others which have no hope;
1 Thessalonians 4:13
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