Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

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.

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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Hastings

Context Readings

A King's Prayer

3 LORD, what is man that thou knowest him? or the son of man, that thou esteemeth him? 4 Man is like unto vanity; his days are as a shadow that passes away. 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.


Cross References

Psalm 102:11

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

Job 8:9

for we are but of yesterday and know nothing because our days upon earth are as a shadow.

Psalm 109:23

I am gone like the shadow when it declines; I am tossed up and down by the wind as the locust.

2 Samuel 14:14

For it is certain that we die and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person; yet he does devise means that his outcasts not be expelled from him.

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.

Job 4:19

How much more with those that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who shall be crushed by the moth!

Job 14:1-3

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

Psalm 39:5-6

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.

Psalm 39:11

When thou with chastening dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his greatness to consume away like a moth; surely every man is vanity. Selah.

Psalm 62:9

Surely the sons of Adam are vanity, and the sons of nobles are a lie; to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psalm 89:47

Remember how short my time is; why hast thou made all men subject to vanity?

Psalm 103:15-16

As for man, his days are as grass; as an open flower of the field, so he blossoms.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 8:13

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.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

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