Psalm 103:14
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English Standard Version
For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

King James Bible
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

American Standard Version
For he knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.

Douay-Rheims Bible
for he knoweth our frame. He remembereth that we are dust:

English Revised Version
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

His range of vision being widened from himself, the poet now in Psalm 103:6 describes God's gracious and fatherly conduct towards sinful and perishing men, and that as it shines forth from the history of Israel and is known and recognised in the light of revelation. What Psalm 103:6 says is a common-place drawn from the history of Israel. משׁפּטים is an accusative governed by the עשׂה that is to be borrowed out of עשׂה (so Baer after the Masora). And because Psalm 103:6 is the result of an historical retrospect and survey, יודיע in Psalm 103:7 can affirm that which happened in the past (cf. Psalm 96:6.); for the supposition of Hengstenberg and Hitzig, that Moses here represents Israel like Jacob, Isaac, and Joseph in other instances, is without example in the whole Israelitish literature. It becomes clear from Psalm 103:8 in what sense the making of His ways known is meant. The poet has in his mind Moses' prayer: "make known to me now Thy way" (Exodus 33:13), which Jahve fulfilled by passing by him as he stood in the cleft of the rock and making Himself visible to him as he looked after Him, amidst the proclamation of His attributes. The ways of Jahve are therefore in this passage not those in which men are to walk in accordance with His precepts (Psalm 25:4), but those which He Himself follows in the course of His redemptive history (Psalm 67:3). The confession drawn from Exodus 34:6. is become a formula of the Israelitish faith (Psalm 86:15; Psalm 145:8; Joel 2:13; Nehemiah 9:17, and frequently). In Psalm 103:9. the fourth attribute (ורב־חסד) is made the object of further praise. He is not only long (ארך from ארך, like כּבד from כּבד) in anger, i.e., waiting a long time before He lets His anger loose, but when He contends, i.e., interposes judicially, this too is not carried to the full extent (Psalm 78:38), He is not angry for ever (נטר, to keep, viz., anger, Amos 1:11; cf. the parallels, both as to matter and words, Jeremiah 3:5; Isaiah 57:16). The procedure of His righteousness is regulated not according to our sins, but according to His purpose of mercy. The prefects in Psalm 103:10 state that which God has constantly not done, and the futures in Psalm 103:9 what He continually will not do.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he knoweth

Psalm 78:38,39 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yes, many a time turned he his anger away...

Psalm 89:47 Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?

we are dust

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are...

Job 7:5-7,21 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome...

Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again?

Job 13:25 Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

Cross References
Genesis 3:19
By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Psalm 39:4
"O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!

Psalm 78:39
He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again.

Psalm 136:23
It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Ecclesiastes 3:20
All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return.

Ecclesiastes 12:7
and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Isaiah 29:16
You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, "He did not make me"; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?

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