From dust we came, to dust we shall return


New Member
Hi All,

If any of you have spare time I would really appreciate some help with this translation...

'From dust we came to dust we shall return'

thanks a lot

Silver :)

ps..Imber Ranae thanks for your help the last time


Staff member
The last part of Genesis 3:19 --

pulvis es et in pulverem reverteris
thou art dust and thou shalt return into dust

If you really wanted "we" you could change "es" to sumus and reverteris to revertemur.


New Member
Hey Scrabblehack

Thanks so much for your reply.... as I am new to Latin could you advise...

When you say change "es" to "sumus" and "reverteris" to "revertemur" does this change the translation much ? would it still read "thou art dust and thou shalt return into dust"


Civis Illustris
He made it pretty clear. Those changes make the "thou" into "we", which is what you were originally requesting. They don't have any other effect.