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Psalms 90:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou turnest man to destruction, And sayest, Return, ye children of men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— You turn man back into dust And say, “Return, O children of men.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou makest [mortal] man to return to dust, and sayest, Return, children of men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou causest man to return unto dust, And hast said—Return, ye sons of Adam!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou turnest man unto a bruised thing, And sayest, Turn back, ye sons of men.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Turn not man away to be brought low: and thou hast said: Be converted, O ye sons of men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou turnest man to destruction: and sayest, Returne yee children of men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Turn not man back to [his] low place, whereas thou saidst, Return, ye sons of men?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou turnest 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
man 582
{0582} Prime
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
to x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
destruction; 1793
{1793} Prime
דַּכָּא
dakka'
{dak-kaw'}
From H1792; crushed (literally powder, or figuratively contrite).
and sayest, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Return, 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
ye children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of men. 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 90:3

_ _ to destruction — literally, “even to dust” (Genesis 3:19), which is partly quoted in the last clause.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 90:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 90:3

Turnedst — But as for man, his case is far otherwise, though he was made by thee happy. and immortal, yet for his sin thou didst make him mortal and miserable. Saidst — Didst pronounce that sad sentence, return, O men, to the dust out of which ye were taken, Genesis 3:19.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 90:3

Thou (d) turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

(d) Moses by lamenting the frailty and shortness of man's life moves God to pity.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Thou:

Psalms 104:29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
Psalms 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
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.
Genesis 6:6-7 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. ... And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Numbers 14:35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.
Job 12:10 In whose hand [is] the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Job 34:14-15 If he set his heart upon man, [if] he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; ... All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Return ye children of men:
Rather, "Return ye children of Adam;" i.e., to that dust out of which ye were originally formed.
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Gn 3:19; 6:6. Nu 14:35. Jb 12:10; 34:14. Ps 104:29; 146:4. Ec 12:7.

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