Then the Lord God formed(A) a man[a](B) from the dust(C) of the ground(D) and breathed into his nostrils the breath(E) of life,(F) and the man became a living being.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 2:7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see verse 20).

21 Why do you not pardon my offenses
    and forgive my sins?(A)
For I will soon lie down in the dust;(B)
    you will search for me, but I will be no more.”(C)

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22 It is all the same; that is why I say,
    ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’(A)

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10 Our days may come to seventy years,(A)
    or eighty,(B) if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,(C)
    for they quickly pass, and we fly away.(D)

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