World Wide Study Bible
a Bible passage
When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
27-30. The entire dependence of this immense family on God is set forth. With Him, to kill or make alive is equally easy. To hide His face is to withdraw favor (Ps 13:1). By His spirit, or breath, or mere word, He gives life. It is His constant providence which repairs the wastes of time and disease.