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7 Then the Lord God formed a man[a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
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8 Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[a]; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your fooduntil you return to the ground, since from it you were taken;for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
3 as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils,
47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.
22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.
20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’”[a]
23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
12 A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.
The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares:
22 Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his[a]; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!
5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. 21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”
27 The human spirit is[a] the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,