1 tn The term “as” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation in light of the analogy.
2 sn Countless generations of people have gone into the world below; yet “death” is never satisfied – it always takes more. The line personifies Death and Destruction. It forms the emblem in the parallelism.
3 tn Heb “eyes of a man.” This expression refers to the desires – what the individual looks longingly on. Ecclesiastes Rabbah 1:34 (one of the rabbinic Midrashim) says, “No man dies and has one-half of what he wanted.”
4 tc The LXX contains a scribal addition: “He who fixes his eye is an abomination to the