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For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
Jacob said to Pharaoh, "All the years of my travels are 130. All the years of my life have been few and painful; the years of my travels are not as long as those of my ancestors."
Hear my prayer, O Lord! Listen to my cry for help! Do not ignore my sobbing! For I am dependent on you, like one residing outside his native land; I am at your mercy, just as all my ancestors were.
I am like a foreigner in this land. Do not hide your commands from me!
These all died in faith without receiving the things promised, but they saw them in the distance and welcomed them and acknowledged that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth.
1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul,
He grows up like a flower and then withers away; he flees like a shadow, and does not remain.
Yes, throughout all our days we experience your raging fury; the years of our lives pass quickly, like a sigh.
My days are coming to an end, and I am withered like grass.
People are like a vapor, their days like a shadow that disappears.
For no one knows what is best for a person during his life -- during the few days of his fleeting life -- for they pass away like a shadow. Nor can anyone tell him what the future will hold for him on earth.
A voice says, "Cry out!" Another asks, "What should I cry out?" The first voice responds: "All people are like grass, and all their promises are like the flowers in the field.
You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes.
So Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for quite some time.
The silver and gold will be mine,' says the Lord who rules over all.
So you too, when you have done everything you were commanded to do, should say, 'We are slaves undeserving of special praise; we have only done what was our duty.'"