Psalm 146:4
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New International Version
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.

King James Bible
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Darby Bible Translation
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his purposes perish.

World English Bible
His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth. In that very day, his thoughts perish.

Young's Literal Translation
His spirit goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, In that day have his thoughts perished.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His breath goeth forth - His existence depends merely, under God, on the air he breathes. When he ceases to respire he ceases to live; his body from that moment begins to claim its affinity to the earth; and all his thoughts, purposes, and projects, whether good or evil, come to nought and perish. He, then, who has no other dependence, must necessarily be miserable.

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his breath

Psalm 104:29 You hide your face, they are troubled: you take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life...

Job 14:10 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he?

Job 17:1 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

Job 27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

Daniel 5:23 But have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before you, and you...

he returneth

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 the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are...

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

his thoughts

Job 14:21 His sons come to honor, and he knows it not; and they are brought low, but he perceives it not of them.

Job 17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

Isaiah 2:22 Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?

Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said...

1 Corinthians 2:6 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...

Library
Concerning Continence Also Itself Hath it not Been Most Openly Said...
43. Concerning continence also itself hath it not been most openly said, "And when I knew that no one can be continent unless God give it, this also itself was a part of wisdom, to know whose gift it was?" [2177] But perhaps continence is the gift of God, but wisdom man bestows upon himself, whereby to understand, that that gift is, not his own, but of God. Yea, "The Lord maketh wise the blind:" [2178] and, "The testimony of the Lord is faithful, it giveth wisdom unto little ones:" [2179] and, "If
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

"Not by Might, nor by Power"
Immediately after Zechariah's vision of Joshua and the Angel, the prophet received a message regarding the work of Zerubbabel. "The Angel that talked with me," Zechariah declares, "came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: and two olive trees by
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Corinthians 2:6
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

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

Ecclesiastes 12:7
and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

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