You hide your face,
they are terrified;
you take away their breath:
they die and they return to the dust. Bible

“breath.” The Hebrew is ruach, “spirit,” here used of the animal life of the body.

“die.” The Hebrew verb gava (#01478 גָּוַע) refers to dying and is fundamentally synonymous with the verb “die” muth (#04191 מָוֹת), although it can infer a violent death (see commentary on Gen. 25:8, “breathed his last”).

Commentary for: Psalms 104:29