A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: At death's door


Usually used of someone who is near to death or has narrowly escaped death. Numerous books and films about near-death experiences have 'Death's Door' in the title.


The Bible often uses concrete images for spiritual concepts. Here dying is likened to leaving a city or a room through a gate or door.

Bible References

Job 38:17; Psalms 107:18
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