Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
"Yes, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; his flame of fire does not shine.
that the elation of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
that the evil man is spared from the day of his misfortune, that he is delivered from the day of God's wrath?
The Lord approves of the godly, but he hates the wicked and those who love to do violence.
There will be no prosperity," says my God, "for the wicked."
Then once more you will see that I make a distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not.
It will be this way at the end of the age. Angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous
and will come out -- the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in life, and the ones who have done what is evil to the resurrection resulting in condemnation.
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.
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle and they come to an end without hope.
He grows up like a flower and then withers away; he flees like a shadow, and does not remain.
Look, you make my days short-lived, and my life span is nothing from your perspective. Surely all people, even those who seem secure, are nothing but vapor.
People are like a vapor, their days like a shadow that disappears.
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.