"Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to the living God, who made the sky and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them;
"I, even I, am he who comforts you: who are you, that you are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass;
The grass withers, the flower fades, because Yahweh's breath blows on it. Surely the people are like grass.
The voice of one saying, "Cry!" One said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flower of the field.
Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.
Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.
Put them in fear, Yahweh. Let the nations know that they are only men. Selah.
who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
You my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, says the Lord Yahweh.
How much less man, who is a worm, the son of man, who is a worm!"
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people.