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

New Living Translation
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.

English Standard Version
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

Berean Study Bible
When his spirit departs, he returns to the ground; on that very day his plans perish.

New American Standard Bible
His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.

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

Christian Standard Bible
When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die.

Contemporary English Version
Once they die and are buried, that will be the end of all their plans.

Good News Translation
When they die, they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to an end.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die.

International Standard Version
When they stop breathing, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans evaporate!

NET Bible
Their life's breath departs, they return to the ground; on that day their plans die.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For his spirit goes out and he returns to his earth and in that day all his thoughts are destroyed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they breathe their last breath, they return to the ground. On that day their plans come to an end.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his dust; In that very day his thoughts perish.

New American Standard 1977
His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His spirit shall go forth, he shall return to his earth; in that very day all his thoughts shall perish.

King James 2000 Bible
His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

American King James Version
His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

American Standard Version
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His breath shall go forth, and he shall return to his earth; in that day all his thoughts shall perish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in that day all their thoughts shall perish.

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

English Revised Version
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Webster's Bible Translation
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts 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.
Study Bible
Praise the LORD, O My Soul
3Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save. 4When his spirit departs, he returns to the ground; on that very day his plans perish. 5Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 2:6
Among the mature, however, we speak a message of wisdom--but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples.

Psalm 104:29
When You hide Your face, they panic; when You take away their breath, they die and return to dust.

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

Treasury of Scripture

His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

his breath

Psalm 104:29
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest 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 upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

he returneth

Psalm 90:3
Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

Genesis 3:19
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

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

his thoughts

Job 14:21
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth 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 ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?







Lexicon
When his spirit
ר֭וּחוֹ (rū·ḥōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

departs,
תֵּצֵ֣א (tê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

he returns
יָשֻׁ֣ב (yā·šuḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to the ground;
לְאַדְמָת֑וֹ (lə·’aḏ·mā·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 127: Ground, land

on that
הַ֝ה֗וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

very day
בַּיּ֥וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

his plans
עֶשְׁתֹּנֹתָֽיו׃ (‘eš·tō·nō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6250: Thinking

perish.
אָבְד֥וּ (’ā·ḇə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish
(4) In that very day . . .--Comp. Antony's words:

"But yesterday the word of Caesar might

Have stood against the world; now lies he there,

And none so poor to do him reverence."

SHAKSPEARE, Julius Caesar.

Thoughts.--The Hebrew word is peculiar to this passage. "Fabrications" would reproduce its etymological meaning.

Verse 4. - His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; or, "when his breath goes forth" - i.e., when he breathes his last - "he returns to his earth," i.e. to the earth of which he was made (Genesis 2:7, 19). In that very day his thoughts perish. All his schemes and projects ('eshtonoth, a word not occurring elsewhere) come to an end - are nipped in the bud - perish. So weak is he, and not to be depended on. 146:1-4 If it is our delight to praise the Lord while we live, we shall certainly praise him to all eternity. With this glorious prospect before us, how low do worldly pursuits seem! There is a Son of man in whom there is help, even him who is also the Son of God, who will not fail those that trust in him. But all other sons of men are like the man from whom they sprung, who, being in honour, did not abide. God has given the earth to the children of men, but there is great striving about it. Yet, after a while, no part of the earth will be their own, except that in which their dead bodies are laid. And when man returns to his earth, in that very day all his plans and designs vanish and are gone: what then comes of expectations from him?
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