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 proposed in my heart to regale my flesh with wine and that my heart would walk in wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, until I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
The conclusion of the entire sermon is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole happiness of man.
There are many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; thou dost maintain my lot.
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Chet The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore I will wait for him.
He has declared unto thee, O man, what is good and what the LORD requires of thee: only to do right judgment, and to love mercy, and to humble thyself to walk with thy God.
The days of his vain life
but it shall never be well with the wicked, neither shall his days be prolonged, which are as a shadow, because he did not fear before the presence of God.
Even their love and their hatred and their envy is now perished; neither have they any more a portion in the age in any thing that is done under the sun.
1 Chronicles 29:15
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.
for we are but of yesterday and know nothing because our days upon earth are as a shadow.
He comes forth like an open flower and is cut down; he flees as a shadow and does not remain.
Behold, thou hast made my days as a handbreadth, and my age is as nothing before thee; verily every man that lives is altogether vanity. Selah.
Remember how short my time is; why hast thou made all men subject to vanity?
The days of our years are seventy, and of the most valiant eighty years, yet their strength is labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
My days are like a shadow that declines, and I am withered like grass.
I am gone like the shadow when it declines; I am tossed up and down by the wind as the locust.
Man is like unto vanity; his days are as a shadow that passes away.
and ye do not know what shall be tomorrow. For what is your life? Certainly it is a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
For who can
Therefore I perceive that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion; for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
for he does not know that which shall be; nor when it shall be. Who will teach it to him?
His sons shall be honoured and he shall not know of it; or they shall be afflicted, but he shall not perceive of them.
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.