Parallel Verses

Amplified

For we are strangers before You, and sojourners, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope or expectation of remaining.

New American Standard Bible

"For we are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

For we live before You as foreigners and temporary residents in Your presence as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.

International Standard Version

For we are aliens and vagrants in your presence, as were all of our ancestors. Our days on the earth pass away like shadows, and we have no hope.

A Conservative Version

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding.

American Standard Version

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers were: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding.

Bible in Basic English

For we, as all our fathers were, are like men from a strange country before you, who have got a place for a time in the land; our days on the earth are like a shade, and there is no hope of going on.

Darby Translation

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no hope of life.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 no other hope.

Julia Smith Translation

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers: as a shadow our days upon the earth, and no expectation.

King James 2000

For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we [are] strangers before you and sojourners like all our ancestors. Our days [are] like the shadow upon earth, and there is no hope [of abiding].

Modern King James verseion

For we are strangers before You, and pilgrims, as our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and none abides.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we be but strangers before thee and tenants, as were all our fathers. Our days on the earth is but a shadow, and there is none abiding.

NET Bible

For we are resident foreigners and nomads in your presence, like all our ancestors; our days are like a shadow on the earth, without security.

New Heart English Bible

For we are strangers before you, and foreigners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no remaining.

The Emphasized Bible

for, sojourners, are we before thee, and strangers, like all our fathers, - like a shadow, are our days upon the earth, and there is no hope.

Webster

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 no abiding.

World English Bible

For we are strangers before you, and foreigners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no remaining.

Youngs Literal Translation

for sojourners we are before Thee, and settlers, like all our fathers; as a shadow are our days on the land, and there is none abiding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

תּשׁב תּושׁב 
Towshab 
Usage: 14

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

on the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

are as a shadow
צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49

References

American

Context Readings

David Prays In The Assembly

14 But who am I, and what are my people, that we should retain strength and be able to offer thus so willingly? For all things come from You, and out of Your own [hand] we have given You. 15 For we are strangers before You, and sojourners, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope or expectation of remaining. 16 O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build You a house for Your holy Name and the token of Your presence comes from Your hand, and is all Your own.



Cross References

Job 14:2

He comes forth like a flower and withers; he flees also like a shadow and continues not.

Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not Your peace at my tears! For I am Your passing guest, a temporary resident, as all my fathers were.

Psalm 102:11

My days are like an evening shadow that stretches out and declines [with the sun]; and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 144:4

Man is like vanity and a breath; his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Genesis 47:9

Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are 130 years; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and they have not attained to those of the life of my fathers in their pilgrimage.

Leviticus 25:23

The land shall not be sold into perpetual ownership, for the land is Mine; you are [only] strangers and temporary residents with Me.

Psalm 90:9

For all our days [out here in this wilderness, says Moses] pass away in Your wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told [for we adults know we are doomed to die soon, without reaching Canaan].

Psalm 119:19

I am a stranger and a temporary resident on the earth; hide not Your commandments from me.

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who [ limited to human wisdom] knows what is good for man in his life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow [going through the motions but accomplishing nothing]? For who can tell a man what will happen [to his work, his treasure, his plans] under the sun after he is gone?

Isaiah 40:6-8

A voice says, Cry [prophesy]! And I said, What shall I cry? [The voice answered, Proclaim:] All flesh is as frail as grass, and all that makes it attractive [its kindness, its goodwill, its mercy from God, its glory and comeliness, however good] is transitory, like the flower of the field.

Hebrews 11:13-16

These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God's] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth.

James 4:14

Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen tomorrow. What is the nature of your life? You are [really] but a wisp of vapor (a puff of smoke, a mist) that is visible for a little while and then disappears [into thin air].

1 Peter 2:11

Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul.

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