New American Standard Bible
For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.
King James Bible
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Darby Bible Translation
For himself knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
World English Bible
For he knows how we are made. He remembers that we are dust.
Young's Literal Translation
For He hath known our frame, Remembering that we are dust.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For he knoweth our frame - Our formation; of what we are made; how we are made. That is, he knows that we are made of dust; that we are frail; that we are subject to decay; that we soon sink under a heavy load. This is given as a reason why he pities us - that we are so frail and feeble, and that we are so easily broken down by a pressure of trial.
He remembereth that we are dust - Made of the earth. Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19. In his dealings with us he does not forget of what frail materials he made us, and how little our frames can bear. He tempers his dealings to the weakness and frailty of our nature, and his compassion interposes when the weight of sorrows would crush us. Remembering, too, our weakness, he interposes by his power to sustain us, and to enable us to bear what our frame could not otherwise endure. Compare the notes at Isaiah 57:16.
LibraryWhat the Flowers Say.
(Children's Flower Service.) PSALM ciii. 15. "As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth." Children, have you ever heard of the language of flowers? Now, of course, we know that flowers cannot speak as we can. I wish they could. I think they would say such sweet things. But in one way flowers do talk to us. When you give them some water, or when God sends a shower of rain upon them, they give forth a sweet smell; I think that the flowers are speaking then, I think that they are saying, "thank …
H. J. Wilmot-Buxton—The Life of Duty, a Year's Plain Sermons, v. 2
The Three Facts of Sin
"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak Though the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son,"
Why all Things Work for Good
By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
"LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am.
Thus He remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passes and does not return.
Who remembered us in our low estate, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
All go to the same place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust.
then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made would say to its maker, "He did not make me"; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, "He has no understanding "?
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