As for man, his days are as grass:
as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,
and his righteousness unto children’s children;
To such as keep his covenant,
and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
(Psalms 103: 15-18)