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.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their breath, they expire 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou hidest thy face - As if God turned away from them; as if he was displeased with them; as if he withdrew from them the tokens of his friendship and favor.
They are troubled - They are confounded; they are overwhelmed with terror and amazement. The word "troubled" by no means conveys the sense of the original word - בהל bâhal - which means properly to tremble; to be in trepidation; to be filled with terror; to be amazed; to be confounded. It is that kind of consternation which one has when all support and protection are withdrawn, and when inevitable ruin stares one in the face. So when God turns away, all their support is gone; all their resources "fail, and they must die." They are represented as conscious of this; or, this is what would occur if they were conscious.
Thou takest away their breath - Withdrawing that which thou gavest to them.
They die, and return to their dust - Life ends when thou dost leave them, and they return again to earth. So it is also with man. When God withdraws from him, nothing remains for him "but to die."
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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."
"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.
'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?
"If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death.
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