New International Version
You turn people back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, you mortals."
King James Bible
Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou makest [mortal] man to return to dust, and sayest, Return, children of men.
World English Bible
You turn man to destruction, saying, "Return, you children of men."
Young's Literal Translation
Thou turnest man unto a bruised thing, And sayest, Turn back, ye sons of men.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou turnest man to destruction - Literally, Thou shalt turn dying man, אנוש enosh, to the small dust, דכא dacca but thou wilt say, Return, ye children of Adam. This appears to be a clear and strong promise of the resurrection of the human body, after it has long slept, mingled with the dust of the earth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
return ye children of men. Rather, Return ye children of Adam; to that dust out of which ye were originally formed
LibraryThe Cry of the Mortal to the Undying
'Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.--PSALM xc. 17. If any reliance is to be placed upon the superscription of this psalm, it is one of the oldest, as it certainly is of the grandest, pieces of religious poetry in the world. It is said to be 'A prayer of Moses, the man of God,' and whether that be historically true or no, the tone of the psalm naturally suggests the great lawgiver, whose special …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Moses, the Mighty Intercessor
Old and New Year 445. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Wesley's Reasons for his Long Life
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 the LORD had told those Israelites they would surely die in the wilderness, and not one of them was left except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath,
all humanity would perish together and mankind would return to the dust.
When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.
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