“You sweep them away.
They are like a dream.
They are like grass.
That is renewed in the morning.
In the morning,
It is renewed.
In the evening
This psalmist says that humans can be swept away. Humans are like grass that in the morning renews itself and flourishes. However, by the evening it fades and withers away.
“Remember that my life is a breath.
My eye will never again see good.
The eye that beholds me will see me no more.
While your eyes are upon me,
I shall be gone.
As the cloud fades and vanishes,
So those who go down to Sheol
Do not come up.
They return no more to their houses.
Their places do not know them anymore.”
Job turned to God directly. Job was resigned to die. His life was short like a simple breath. His eyes would never see any good things. Those that saw him would not see him anymore. He would be gone like a cloud that fades and vanishes. He was going down to Sheol and never returning. Those who go there never return as their own home does not know them. He obviously did not believe in eternal life, just death, plain and simple, in Sheol, this eternal dark underworld place of the dead. In Greek translations it is referred to as Hades. In English we usually refer to it as hell.