New International Version
for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
King James Bible
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Darby Bible Translation
For himself knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
World English Bible
For he knows how we are made. He remembers that we are dust.
Young's Literal Translation
For He hath known our frame, Remembering that we are dust.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he knoweth our frame - יצרנו yitsrenu, "our formation;" the manner in which we are constructed, and the materials of which we are made. He knows we cannot contend with him, and if he uses his power against us, we must be crushed to destruction. In all his conduct towards us he considers the frailty of our nature, the untowardness of our circumstances, the strength and subtlety of temptation, and the sure party (till the heart is renewed) that the tempter has within us. Though all these things are against us, yet it must ever be said, whatever use we make of it, "the grace of God is sufficient for us." But alas! alas! who makes use of that sufficient grace? Here, then, is cause for condemnation. But, O amazing mercy! if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him; for he knoweth our frame, he remembereth that we are but dust. The man who can say, in the face of these Scriptures, Let us sin that grace may abound, is a brute and demon, who has neither lot nor part in this thing.
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"Bless the Lord, O, my soul" (Ps. ciii. 1). Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me be stirred up to magnify His holy name. "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's." Who so well can sing this thanksgiving song as …
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By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."
"Show me, LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.
He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.
He remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever.
All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, "You did not make me"? Can the pot say to the potter, "You know nothing"?
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