Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Bible References

A vapour

James 1:10
But the man of wealth, that he is made low; because like the flower of the grass he will come to his end.
Job 7:6
My days go quicker than the cloth-worker's thread, and come to an end without hope.
Job 9:25
My days go quicker than a post-runner: they go in flight, they see no good.
Job 14:1
As for man, the son of woman, his days are short and full of trouble.
Psalm 39:5
You have made my days no longer than a hand's measure; and my years are nothing in your eyes; truly, every man is but a breath. (Selah.)
Psalm 89:47
See how short my time is; why have you made all men for no purpose?
Isaiah 38:12
My resting-place is pulled up and taken away from me like a herdsman's tent: my life is rolled up like a linen-worker's thread; I am cut off from the cloth on the frame: from day even to night you give me up to pain.
1 Peter 1:24
For it is said, All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of the grass. The grass becomes dry and the flower dead:
1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things is near: so be serious in your behaviour and keep on the watch with prayer;
1 John 2:17
And the world and its desires is coming to an end: but he who does God's pleasure is living for ever.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain