Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
You, Yahweh, when you favored me, made my mountain stand strong; but when you hid your face, I was troubled.
Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,
For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth. In that very day, his thoughts perish.
If he set his heart on himself, If he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath,
and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things.
You turn man to destruction, saying, "Return, you children of men."
By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."