Ecclesiastes 12:7
Good News Translation
Our bodies will return to the dust of the earth, and the breath of life will go back to God, who gave it to us.

Contemporary English Version
So our bodies return to the earth, and the life-giving breath returns to God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.

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And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.

dust

Ecclesiastes 3:20 And all things go to one place: of earth they were made, and into earth they return together.

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth out of which thou wast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes.

Job 4:19,20 How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with the moth? . . .

Job 7:21 Why dost thou not remove my sin, and why dost thou not take away my iniquity? Behold now I shall sleep in the dust: and if thou seek me in the morning, I shall not be.

Job 20:11 His bones shall be filled with the vices of his youth, and they shall sleep with him in the dust.

Job 34:14,15 If he turn his heart to him, he shall draw his spirit and breath unto himself. . . .

Psalm 90:3 Turn not man away to be brought low: and thou hast said: Be converted, O ye sons of men.

Psalm 146:4 His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in that day all their thoughts shall perish.

Daniel 12:2 And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always.

the spirit

Ecclesiastes 3:21 Who knoweth if the spirit of the children of Adam ascend upward, and if the spirit of the beasts descend downward?

God

Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

Numbers 16:22 They fell flat on their face, and said: O most mighty, the God of the spirits of all flesh, for one man's sin shall thy wrath rage against all?

Numbers 27:16 May the Lord the God of the spirits of all flesh provide a man, that may be over this multitude:

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be angry unto the end: because the spirit shall go forth from my face, and breathings I will make.

Jeremiah 38:16 Then king Sedecias swore to Jeremiah, in private, saying: As the Lord liveth, that, made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, nor will I deliver thee into the hands of these men that seek thy life.

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the Lord upon Israel. Thus saith the Lord, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundations of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man in him:

Hebrews 12:9,23 Moreover, we have had fathers of our flesh for instructors, and we reverenced them. Shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits and live? . . .

Context
Remember Your Creator
6Before the silver cord be broken, and the golden fillet shrink back, and the pitcher be crushed at the fountain, and the wheel be broken upon the cistern, 7And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.8Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, and all things are vanity.…
Cross References
Luke 23:46
And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.

Acts 7:59
And they stoned Stephen, invoking and saying: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

Genesis 3:19
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth out of which thou wast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.

Numbers 16:22
They fell flat on their face, and said: O most mighty, the God of the spirits of all flesh, for one man's sin shall thy wrath rage against all?

Numbers 27:16
May the Lord the God of the spirits of all flesh provide a man, that may be over this multitude:

Job 34:14
If he turn his heart to him, he shall draw his spirit and breath unto himself.

Job 34:15
All flesh shall perish together, and man shall return into ashes.

Psalm 103:14
For he knoweth our frame. He remembereth that we are dust:

Psalm 104:29
But if thou turnest away thy face, they shall be troubled: thou shalt take away their breath, and they shall fail, and shall return to their dust.

Psalm 146:4
His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in that day all their thoughts shall perish.

Ecclesiastes 3:20
And all things go to one place: of earth they were made, and into earth they return together.

Ecclesiastes 3:21
Who knoweth if the spirit of the children of Adam ascend upward, and if the spirit of the beasts descend downward?

Isaiah 57:16
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be angry unto the end: because the spirit shall go forth from my face, and breathings I will make.

Zechariah 12:1
The burden of the word of the Lord upon Israel. Thus saith the Lord, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundations of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man in him:

Additional Translations
before the dust returns to the ground from which it came, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.

before the dust also return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return to God who gave it.

and the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return unto God who gave it.

and the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return unto God who gave it.

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

And the dust returneth to the earth as it was, And the spirit returneth to God who gave it.
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