“זְכָר־אֲנִ֥י מֶה־חָ֑לֶד עַל־מַהשָּׁ֝֗־וְא בָּרָ֥אתָ כָל־בְּנֵי־אָדָֽם׃
מִ֤י גֶ֣בֶר יִֽ֭חְיֶה וְלֹ֣א יִרְאֶה־מָּ֑וֶת יְמַלֵּ֨ט נַפְשֹׁ֖ו מִיַּד־שְׁאֹ֣ול סֶֽלָה׃”
– Psalmi 89:48-49 (BHS)

“Remember how short my time is—
for what vanity you have created all mortals!
Who can live and never see death?
Who can escape the power of Sheol?”
– Psalm 89:47-48 (NRSV)

Bouguereau, William-Adolphe. The First Mourning. 1888. Oil on canvas.
Bouguereau, William-Adolphe. The First Mourning. 1888. Oil on canvas.

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