“How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished” (First Samuel 1:27)
– A lamentation of David over the death of Saul
“Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away” (Job 1:21)
“Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not” (Job 14:1-2)
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me want to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through valley in the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23 – A Psalm of David)
“One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever.
The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose” (1:1-2)
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which 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 together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, 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.” (3:1-8)
“How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great among nations, and princess among provinces, how she is becoming a tributary!” (1:1)
“Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities” (5:7)