2 Samuel 19:34-40
And Barzillai said to the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem?…
Of the Christian it has been said: "The decay, and wasting, and infirmities of old age will be, as Dr. Guthrie called these symptoms of his own approaching death, only 'the land-birds, lighting on the shrouds, telling the weary mariner that he is nearing the desired haven.'" It is a favourite speculation of mine that, if spared to sixty, we then enter on the seventh decade of human life, and that this, if possible, should be turned into the Sabbath of our earthly pilgrimage, and spent Sabbatically, as if on the shores of an eternal world, or in the outer courts, as it were, of the temple that is above, the tabernacle that is in heaven.
Parallel VersesKJV: And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?