New Living Translation
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.
King James Bible
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Darby Bible Translation
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his purposes perish.
World English Bible
His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth. In that very day, his thoughts perish.
Young's Literal Translation
His spirit goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, In that day have his thoughts perished.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
146:4 That day - As soon as ever he is dead. Thoughts - All his designs and endeavours either for himself or for others.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Corinthians 2:6
Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who are soon forgotten.
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes.
But if you turn away from them, they panic. When you take away their breath, they die and turn again to dust.
For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
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