For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 78:38,39 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yes, many a time turned he his anger away...
Psalm 89:47 Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?
we are dust
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...
Job 7:5-7,21 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome...
Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again?
Job 13:25 Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
ContextAll Within Me, Praise His Holy Name!
1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; 4Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies; 5Who satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. 6The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. 7He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the children of Israel. 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. 10He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him. 14For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. 15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16For the wind passes over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. 17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children; 18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. 19The LORD has prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom rules over all. 20Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word. 21Bless you the LORD, all you his hosts; you ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For he knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.
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.
King James Bible
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Young's Literal Translation
For He hath known our frame, Remembering that we are dust.