Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Jehovah God will form man of the dust from the earth, and will blow into his nostrils the breath of lives, and man shall be for a living soul.
In the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat food until thy turning back to the earth; for out of it thou wert taken; for dust thou art, and to dust shalt thou turn back.
Wo to him striving with him forming him! the potsherd with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him forming it, What wilt thou make? and thy work, No hands to it?
And now, O Jehovah, thou our Father; we the clay and thou forming us; and we all the work of thy hand.
As this potter shall I not be able to do to you, O house of Israel? says Jehovah. Behold, as the clay in the hand of the potter, thus are ye in my hand, O house of Israel.
Into dust again
I called to the pit: Grave, thou my father: and to the worm, My mother, and my sister.
My strength was dried up as the potsherd, and my tongue cleaving to my jaws; and thou wilt set me for the dust of death.
Thou wilt turn man even to crushing, and thou wilt say, Turn back, ye sons of man.
And the dust shall turn back to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall turn back to God who gave it.
Or has not the potter power over the clay, of the same mixture truly to make one vessel for honour, and one for dishonour