Ecclesiastes 3:19
For the fates of both men and beasts are the same: As one dies, so dies the other--they all have the same breath. Man has no advantage over the animals, since everything is futile.
Cross References
Numbers 16:29
If these men die a natural death, or if they suffer the fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me.

Psalm 49:12
But a man, despite his wealth, cannot endure; he is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 49:20
A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.

Ecclesiastes 2:14
The wise man has eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I also came to realize that one fate overcomes them both.

Ecclesiastes 7:2
It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart.

Ecclesiastes 9:2
It is the same for all: There is a common fate for the righteous and the wicked, for the good and the bad, for the clean and the unclean, for the one who sacrifices and the one who does not. As it is for the good, so it is for the sinner; as it is for the one who makes a vow, so it is for the one who refuses to take a vow.

Ecclesiastes 9:12
For surely no man knows his time: Like fish caught in a cruel net or birds trapped in a snare, so men are ensnared in an evil time that suddenly falls upon them.

Treasury of Scripture
For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes, they have all one breath; so that a man has no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

that which

Ecclesiastes 2:16
For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

Psalm 49:12,20
Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish…

Psalm 92:6,7
A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this…

as the

2 Samuel 14:14
For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

Job 14:10-12
But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? …

Psalm 104:29
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.


Ecclesiastes 2:20-23
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun…

Psalm 39:5,6
Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah…

Psalm 89:47,48
Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? …


Ecclesiastes 3:18
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