The flesh disappears but the soul survives

from Slaughterhouse (Ft. Ida) – Goodbye Lyrics on Rap Genius


This draws on a couple of biblical ideas

Psalm 79:39
“He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.”

The idea that our physical bodies will die.

Also from Genesis 2:7
“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

The idea that the “breath of life” which resides in our physical bodies, i.e. the “soul”, since from God, does not perish with our body

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