Psalm 104:29
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New International Version
When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.

New Living Translation
But if you turn away from them, they panic. When you take away their breath, they die and turn again to dust.

English Standard Version
When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

New American Standard Bible
You hide Your face, they are dismayed; You take away their spirit, they expire And return to their dust.

King James Bible
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When You hide Your face, they are terrified; when You take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.

International Standard Version
When you withdraw your favor, they are disappointed; Take away their breath, and they die and return to dust.

NET Bible
When you ignore them, they panic. When you take away their life's breath, they die and return to dust.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You turn your face and they are disturbed; you take their spirit and they die and return to their dust.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You hide your face, and they are terrified. You take away their breath, and they die and return to dust.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hidest Thy face, they vanish; Thou withdrawest their breath, they perish, And return to their dust.

New American Standard 1977
Thou dost hide Thy face, they are dismayed;
            Thou dost take away their spirit, they expire,
            And return to their dust.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their spirit, they cease to exist and return to their dust.

King James 2000 Bible
You hide your face, they are troubled: you take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

American King James Version
You hide your face, they are troubled: you take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

American Standard Version
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; Thou takest away their breath, they die, And return to their dust.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if thou turnest away thy face, they shall be troubled: thou shalt take away their breath, and they shall fail, and shall return to their dust.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their breath, they expire and return to their dust.

English Revised Version
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their breath they die, and return to their dust.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

World English Bible
You hide your face: they are troubled; you take away their breath: they die, and return to the dust.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hidest Thy face -- they are troubled, Thou gatherest their spirit -- they expire, And unto their dust they turn back.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
104:19-30 We are to praise and magnify God for the constant succession of day and night. And see how those are like to the wild beasts, who wait for the twilight, and have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Does God listen to the language of mere nature, even in ravenous creatures, and shall he not much more interpret favourably the language of grace in his own people, though weak and broken groanings which cannot be uttered? There is the work of every day, which is to be done in its day, which man must apply to every morning, and which he must continue in till evening; it will be time enough to rest when the night comes, in which no man can work. The psalmist wonders at the works of God. The works of art, the more closely they are looked upon, the more rough they appear; the works of nature appear more fine and exact. They are all made in wisdom, for they all answer the end they were designed to serve. Every spring is an emblem of the resurrection, when a new world rises, as it were, out of the ruins of the old one. But man alone lives beyond death. When the Lord takes away his breath, his soul enters on another state, and his body will be raised, either to glory or to misery. May the Lord send forth his Spirit, and new-create our souls to holiness.
Study Bible
O Lord, My God, You are Very Great
28You give to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good. 29You hide Your face, they are dismayed; You take away their spirit, they expire And return to their dust. 30You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:19
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."

Deuteronomy 31:17
"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?'

1 Samuel 25:38
About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.

Job 10:9
'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?

Job 34:14
"If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,

Job 34:15
All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death.

Psalm 30:7
O LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong; You hid Your face, I was dismayed.

Psalm 90:3
You turn man back into dust And say, "Return, O children of men."

Psalm 146:4
His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.
Treasury of Scripture

You hide your face, they are troubled: you take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

hidest

Psalm 30:7 LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong: you …

Job 13:24 Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?

Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides …

Romans 8:20-22 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by …

thou takes

Psalm 146:4 His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; in that very day …

Job 34:14,15 If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath…

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit …

Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, …

return

Psalm 90:3 You turn man to destruction; and say, Return, you children of men.

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to …

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