You hide Your face, they are dismayed; You take away their spirit, they expire And return to their dust.
By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
"If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
O LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong; You hid Your face, I was dismayed.
then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
"Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, 'Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?'
'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?
When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?--
nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope