Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your own hand. 15 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. 16 Yahweh our God, all this wealth that we’ve provided for building You a house for Your holy name comes from Your hand; everything belongs to You.



Cross References

Job 14:2

He blossoms like a flower, then withers;
he flees like a shadow and does not last.

Psalm 39:12

“Hear my prayer, Lord,
and listen to my cry for help;
do not be silent at my tears.
For I am a foreigner residing with You,
a temporary resident like all my fathers.

Psalm 102:11

My days are like a lengthening shadow,
and I wither away like grass.

Psalm 144:4

Man is like a breath;
his days are like a passing shadow.

Genesis 47:9

Jacob said to Pharaoh, “My pilgrimage has lasted 130 years. My years have been few and hard, and they have not surpassed the years of my fathers during their pilgrimages.”

Leviticus 25:23

“The land is not to be permanently sold because it is Mine, and you are only foreigners and temporary residents on My land.

Psalm 90:9

For all our days ebb away under Your wrath;
we end our years like a sigh.

Psalm 119:19

I am a stranger on earth;
do not hide Your commands from me.

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knows what is good for man in life, in the few days of his futile life that he spends like a shadow? Who can tell man what will happen after him under the sun?

Isaiah 40:6-8

A voice was saying, “Cry out!”
Another said, “What should I cry out?”
“All humanity is grass,
and all its goodness is like the flower of the field.

Hebrews 11:13-16

These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.

James 4:14

You don’t even know what tomorrow will bring—what your life will be! For you are like smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes.

1 Peter 2:11

Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.

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