Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Man was likened to vanity: his days as a shadow passing 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 a mere breath;
His days are like a shadow that passes away.

Darby Translation

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

American

Hastings

Context Readings

A King's Prayer

3 O Jehovah, what is man and thou wilt know him? the son of man, and thou wilt reckon him? 4 Man was likened to vanity: his days as a shadow passing away. 5 O Jehovah, incline thy heavens, and thou wilt come down: touch upon the mountains and they shall smoke.


Cross References

Psalm 102:11

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

Job 8:9

(For yesterday are we and we shall not know, for our days upon earth are a shadow:)

Psalm 109:23

As the shadow according to its declining I was gone: I was shaken off as the locust.

2 Samuel 14:14

For dying, we shall die, and as waters poured out on the earth, which will not be gathered; and God will not lift up the soul: and reckoning, he reckons that the fugitive shall not be driven out from him.

1 Chronicles 29:15

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers: as a shadow our days upon the earth, and no expectation.

Job 4:19

Also those dwelling in houses of clay which their foundation in the dust, being crushed before the moth.

Job 14:1-3

Man being born of woman is short of days and full of disquiet

Psalm 39:5-6

Behold, thou gavest my days a hand-breadth, and my life as nothing before thee: but every man stood all vanity. Silence.

Psalm 39:11

With corrections for iniquity thou didst correct man, and thou wilt melt down as a moth his beauty: surely every man is vanity. Silence.

Psalm 62:9

Surely the sons of man vanity, the sons of man falsehood: to be brought up into the balances, they together of vanity.

Psalm 89:47

Remember me what is life: wherefore in vain didst thou create all the sons of man?

Psalm 103:15-16

Man, his days as grass: as the blossom of the field, thus he will flourish.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; vanity of vanities, all vanity.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I saw all the works they did under the sun; and behold, all vanity and striving of the spirit

Ecclesiastes 8:13

And it shall not be good to the unjust one; he shall not lengthen the days as a shadow, for he feared not from before the face of God.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

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

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