Psalm 78:39
Text Analysis
2142 [e]וַ֭יִּזְכֹּר
For He rememberedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3588 [e]כִּי־
1320 [e]בָשָׂ֣ר
1992 [e]הֵ֑מָּה
they [were but]Pro-3mp
7307 [e]ר֥וּחַ
a breathN-cs
1980 [e]ה֝וֹלֵ֗ךְ
that passes awayV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
3808 [e]וְלֹ֣א
and notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
7725 [e]יָשֽׁוּב׃
does come againV-Qal-Imperf-3ms

Hebrew Texts
תהילים 78:39 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַ֭יִּזְכֹּר כִּי־בָשָׂ֣ר הֵ֑מָּה ר֥וּחַ הֹ֝ולֵ֗ךְ וְלֹ֣א יָשֽׁוּב׃

תהילים 78:39 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויזכר כי־בשר המה רוח הולך ולא ישוב׃

תהילים 78:39 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויזכר כי־בשר המה רוח הולך ולא ישוב׃

תהילים 78:39 Hebrew Bible
ויזכר כי בשר המה רוח הולך ולא ישוב׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Thus He remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passes and does not return.

King James Bible
For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He remembered that they were only flesh, a wind that passes and does not return.
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a wind. Or, as the Hebrew rooach holaich welo yashoov may be rendered, the spirit goeth away and returneth not again. To this purpose the Arabic, He remembered that they were flesh; and a spirit which when it departs returneth not again. The human being is composed of flesh and spirit, or body and soul: these are easily separated, and when separated, the body turns to dust, and the spirit returns no more to animate the body in a state of probation.

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