Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
The days of his vain life
I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their life.
This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
Many there are that say, Who will show us any good? Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.
As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with beholding thy form.
He chooseth our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah
Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?
The days of his vain life
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
As well their love, as their hatred and their envy, is perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun.
1 Chronicles 29:15
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.
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow);
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah
Oh remember how short my time is: For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away.
My days are like a shadow that declineth; And I am withered like grass.
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
Man is like to vanity: His days are as a shadow that passeth away.
whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For who can
Wherefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him back to see what shall be after him?
for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be?
His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; And they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.