Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, . . . they . . . rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. -- There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. -- Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up?
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. -- The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.
I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day.
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Rev.14:13. -Job 3:17. -I Sam.28:15.Eccl.9:10. -Psa.115:17.II Tim.4:6-8.Heb.4:9,10.