Psalms 78:39

Overview - Psalms 78
An exhortation both to learn and to preach, the law of God.
The story of God's wrath against the incredulous and disobedient.
67 The Israelites being rejected, God chose Judah, Zion, and David.
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Psalms 78:39  (King James Version)
For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

For he
103:14-16 Genesis 6:3 ; John 3:6

a wind
Or, as the Hebrew {rooch holaich welo yashoov} may be rendered, "the spirit goeth away and returneth not again." To this purpose the Arabic, "He remembered that they were flesh; and a spirit which when it departs, returneth not again." The human being is composed of flesh and spirit, or body and soul: these are easily separated, and when separated, the body turns to dust, and the spirit returns no more to animate the body in a state of probation.
Job 7:7 Job 7:16 ; James 4:14