Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

My days are like a lengthened shadow,
And I wither away like grass.

King James Version

My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

My life is like a declining shadow, and I am withering like a plant.

A Conservative Version

My days are like a shadow that declines, and I am withered like grass.

American Standard Version

My days are like a shadow that declineth; And I am withered like grass.

Amplified


My days are like an evening shadow that lengthens and vanishes [with the sun];
And as for me, I wither away like grass.

Darby Translation

My days are like a lengthened-out shadow, and I, I am withered like grass.

Julia Smith Translation

My days declining as a shadow, and I shall be dried up as grass.

King James 2000

My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.

Lexham Expanded Bible

My days [are] like a lengthened shadow, and I wither like grass.

Modern King James verseion

My days are like a shadow stretched out; and I wither like grass.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My days are gone like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

NET Bible

My days are coming to an end, and I am withered like grass.

New Heart English Bible

My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.

The Emphasized Bible

My days, are like a shadow extended, And, I, as green herbage, do wither.

Webster

My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

World English Bible

My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.

Youngs Literal Translation

My days as a shadow are stretched out, And I -- as the herb I am withered.

References

American

Context Readings

Affliction In Light Of Eternity

10 Because of Your indignation and Your wrath,
For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
11 My days are like a lengthened shadow,
And I wither away like grass.
12 But You, O Lord, abide forever,
And Your name to all generations.


Cross References

Job 14:2

Like a flower he comes forth and withers.
He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

Psalm 109:23

I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off like the locust.

Psalm 144:4

Man is like a mere breath;
His days are like a passing shadow.

Psalm 39:5-6

“Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

Psalm 102:3-4

For my days have been consumed in smoke,
And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?

Isaiah 40:6-8

A voice says, “Call out.”
Then he answered, “What shall I call out?”
All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.

James 1:10

and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.

James 4:14

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

1 Peter 1:24

For,
All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
And the flower falls off,

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