Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Holman Bible

Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.

International Standard Version

The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.

A Conservative Version

Man is like vanity. His days are as a shadow that passes away.

American Standard Version

Man is like to vanity: His days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Amplified

Man is like vanity and a breath; his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Darby Translation

Man is like to vanity; his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Man is like unto vanity; his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Julia Smith Translation

Man was likened to vanity: his days as a shadow passing away.

King James 2000

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Humankind is like a breath, his days like a passing shadow.

Modern King James verseion

Man is like vanity; his days are like a shadow that passes away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Man is like a thing of naught; his time passeth away like a shadow.

NET Bible

People are like a vapor, their days like a shadow that disappears.

New Heart English Bible

Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.

New simplified Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

The earthborn, resembleth, a vapour, his days, are like a passing shadow.

Webster

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

World English Bible

Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.

Youngs Literal Translation

Man to vanity hath been like, His days are as a shadow passing by.

References

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Context Readings

A King's Prayer

3 O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? 4 Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow. 5 Bow Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.


Cross References

Psalm 102:11

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

Job 8:9

"For we are only of yesterday and know nothing, Because our days on earth are as a shadow.

Psalm 109:23

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

2 Samuel 14:14

"For we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again Yet God does not take away life, but plans ways so that the banished one will not be cast out from him.

1 Chronicles 29:15

"For we are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.

Job 4:19

'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 14:1-3

"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.

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 39:11

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.

Psalm 89:47

Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!

Psalm 103:15-16

As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 8:13

But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "all is vanity!"

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