Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

You turn man back into dust
And say, “Return, O children of men.”

King James Version

Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

Holman Bible

You return mankind to the dust,
saying, “Return, descendants of Adam.”

International Standard Version

You return people to dust merely by saying, "Return, you mortals!"

A Conservative Version

Thou turn man to destruction, and say, Return, ye sons of men.

American Standard Version

Thou turnest man to destruction, And sayest, Return, ye children of men.

Amplified

You turn man back to dust and corruption, and say, Return, O sons of the earthborn [to the earth]!

Darby Translation

Thou makest mortal man to return to dust, and sayest, Return, children of men.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou wilt turn man even to crushing, and thou wilt say, Turn back, ye sons of man.

King James 2000

You turn man to destruction; and say, Return, you children of men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You return man to [the] dust, {saying}, "Return, O sons of man."

Modern King James verseion

You turn man to dust, and say, Return, sons of men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou turnest man to destruction; Again, thou sayest, "Come again, ye children of men."

NET Bible

You make mankind return to the dust, and say, "Return, O people!"

New Heart English Bible

You turn man to destruction, saying, "Return, you children of men."

The Emphasized Bible

Thou causest man to return unto dust, And hast said - Return, ye sons of Adam!

Webster

Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

World English Bible

You turn man to destruction, saying, "Return, you children of men."

Youngs Literal Translation

Thou turnest man unto a bruised thing, And sayest, Turn back, ye sons of men.

References

American

Context Readings

Eternal God And Mortal Man

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3 You turn man back into dust
And say, “Return, O children of men.”
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past and as a watch in the night.


Cross References

Genesis 3:19

in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread until thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Job 34:14-15

If he were to set his heart upon man and gather unto himself his spirit and his breath,

Psalm 104:29

Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their spirit, they cease to exist and return to their dust.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

and the dust returns to the earth as it was before and the spirit returns unto God who gave it.

Genesis 6:6-7

And the LORD repented of having made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Numbers 14:35

I, the LORD, have spoken, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation that are gathered together against me; in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

Job 12:10

In his hand is the soul of every living thing and the spirit of all flesh of man.

Psalm 146:4

His spirit shall go forth, he shall return to his earth; in that very day all his thoughts shall perish.

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