“Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them.
I—I am the One who comforts you.
Who are you that you should fear man who dies,
or a son of man who is given up like grass?
The grass withers, the flowers fade
when the breath of the Lord blows on them;
indeed, the people are grass.
A voice was saying, “Cry out!”
Another said, “What should I cry out?”
“All humanity is grass,
and all its goodness is like the flower of the field.
Men are only a vapor;
exalted men, an illusion.
Weighed in the scales, they go up;
together they are less than a vapor.
Man is like a breath;
his days are like a passing shadow.
Put terror in them, Lord;
let the nations know they are only men.Selah
who were born,
not of blood,
or of the will of the flesh,
or of the will of man,
but of God.
“You are My flock, the human flock of My pasture, and I am your God.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
how much less man, who is a maggot,
and the son of man, who is a worm!
But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by men and despised by people.