Ecclesiastes 12:7
Context
Remember Your Creator in Your Youth

1Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them; 2While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: 3In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, 4And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low; 5Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goes to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: 6Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it. 8Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity.
Cross References
Luke 23:46
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.


Acts 7:59
And they stoned Stephen, calling on God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.


Genesis 3:19
In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and to dust shall you return.


Numbers 16:22
And they fell on their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be wroth with all the congregation?


Numbers 27:16
Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,


Job 34:14
If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath;


Job 34:15
All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again to dust.


Psalm 103:14
For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.


Psalm 104:29
You hide your face, they are troubled: you take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.


Psalm 146:4
His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.


Treasury of Scripture

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

dust

Ecclesiastes 3:20 All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are...

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken on me to speak to the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

Job 4:19,20 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth...

Job 7:21 And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust...

Job 20:11 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

Job 34:14,15 If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath...

Psalm 90:3 You turn man to destruction; and say, Return, you children of men.

Psalm 146:4 His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

the spirit

Ecclesiastes 3:21 Who knows the spirit of man that goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth?

God

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Numbers 16:22 And they fell on their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin...

Numbers 27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Jeremiah 38:16 So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD lives, that made us this soul, I will not put you to death...

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth...

Hebrews 12:9,23 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence...

Strong's Concordance
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Topical Bible
Dust Goes Ground Return Returneth Returns Spirit
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