You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.
You sweep them away as with a flood;
they are like a dream,
like grass that is renewed in the morning:
in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it fades and withers.
Psalm 90: 3-6.