The Blessed Death of the Righteous
1The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men aretaken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away (asaph) from the evil to come.
2He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking inhis uprightness.
asaph: to gather, remove
Original Word: אָסַף
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-saf’)
Short Definition: gathered
collected/disappear/gather an individual into company of others: object person especially gather to one’s father. Protection being implied
39Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day [shall be] a sabbath, and on the eighth day [shall be] a sabbath. 40And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thicktrees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. 41And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. [It shall be] a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 43That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God. 44And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death (2288) is swallowed up in victory. 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin isthe law. 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2288 thánatos (derived from 2348/thnḗskō, “to die”) – physical or spiritualdeath; (figuratively) separation from the life (salvation) of God forever by dying without first experiencing death to selfto receive His gift of salvation