New International Version
All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
King James Bible
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Darby Bible Translation
All go unto one place: all are of the dust, and all return to dust.
World English Bible
All go to one place. All are from the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Young's Literal Translation
The whole are going unto one place, the whole have been from the dust, and the whole are turning back unto the dust.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All go unto one place -
"Man was born
To die, nor aught exceeds in this respect
The vilest brute. Both transient, frail, and vain,
Draw the same breath; alike grow old, decay,
And then expire: both to one grave descend;
There blended lie, to native dust return'd."
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By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."
for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.
and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
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