New American Standard Bible
In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?
King James Bible
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Darby Bible Translation
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit of all flesh of man.
World English Bible
in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?
Young's Literal Translation
In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing - Margin, "Life." The margin is the more correct rendering. The idea is, that all are under the control of God. He gives life, and health, and happiness when he pleases, and when he chooses he takes them away. His sovereignty is manifested, says Job, in the inferior creation, or among the beasts of the field, the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of heaven.
And the breath of all mankind - Margin, "Flesh of man." The margin is in accordance with the Hebrew. The meaning is, that man is subjected to the same laws as the rest of the creation. God is a sovereign, and the same great principles of administration may be seen in all his works.
LibraryWhether it is Necessary for Salvation to Believe Anything Above the Natural Reason?
Objection 1: It would seem unnecessary for salvation to believe anything above the natural reason. For the salvation and perfection of a thing seem to be sufficiently insured by its natural endowments. Now matters of faith, surpass man's natural reason, since they are things unseen as stated above (Q, A). Therefore to believe seems unnecessary for salvation. Objection 2: Further, it is dangerous for man to assent to matters, wherein he cannot judge whether that which is proposed to him …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Derision Can be a Mortal Sin?
for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children.'
For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,
"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?
"The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
"If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God. Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.
Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it,
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