I go the way of all the earth: be you strong therefore, and show yourself a man;
Treasury of Scripture
Joshua 23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls...
Job 16:22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way from where I shall not return.
Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Deuteronomy 17:19,20 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God...
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you...
Joshua 1:6,7 Be strong and of a good courage: for to this people shall you divide for an inheritance the land...
1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God...
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
1 Kings 3:7 And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child...
2 Samuel 10:12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seems him good.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith...
ContextDavid Instructs Solomon
1Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, 2I go the way of all the earth: be you strong therefore, and show yourself a man; 3And keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn yourself: 4That the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you (said he) a man on the throne of Israel. 5Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war on his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet. 6Do therefore according to your wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace. 7But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at your table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom your brother. 8And, behold, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I swore to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword. 9Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do to him; but his hoar head bring you down to the grave with blood.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
I am going the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man;
I am going the way of all flesh: take thou courage, and shew thyself a man.
Darby Bible Translation
I go the way of all the earth: be of good courage therefore, and be a man;
King James Bible
I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;
Young's Literal Translation
'I am going in the way of all the earth, and thou hast been strong, and become a man,