Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous…
The biographer of Dr. Norman Macleod says that, the night before his death, "he described with great delight the dreams he had been enjoying, or rather the visions which seemed to be passing vividly before his eyes, even while he was speaking. He said, 'You cannot imagine what exquisite pictures I see! I never beheld more glorious Highlands, majestic mountains and glens, brown heather tinted with purple, and burns — clear, clear burns; and above, a sky of intense blue — so blue, without a cloud.'" On the day of his death he said: "I have had constant joy, and the happy thought continually whispered, 'Thou art with me!' Not many would understand me, they would put down much I have felt to the delirium of weakness, but I have had deep spiritual insight." Very shortly before he died he said to one of his daughters, "Now all is perfect peace and perfect calm. I have glimpses of heaven that no tongue, or pen, or words can describe."
Parallel VersesKJV: Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!