Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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.

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 Yahweh, what [is] humankind that you take knowledge of him, [or the] son of man that you take thought of him? 4 Humankind is like a breath, his days like a passing shadow. 5 O Yahweh, bow the heavens and come down; touch the mountains so that they smoke.


Cross References

Psalm 102:11

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

Job 8:9

for we [are of] yesterday, and we do not know, for our days on earth [are] a shadow.

Psalm 109:23

Like a lengthening shadow I am passing away; I am shaken off like a locust.

2 Samuel 14:14

For {we must certainly die}, and [we are] as the waters spilled to the ground which cannot be gathered. God will not take a life but devises plans for a banished person not to be cast out from him.

1 Chronicles 29:15

For we [are] strangers before you and sojourners like all our ancestors. Our days [are] like the shadow upon earth, and there is no hope [of abiding].

Job 4:19

How much more dwellers in clay houses, whose foundation [is] in the dust? They are crushed like a moth.

Job 14:1-3

"A human being born of a woman [is] short of days and full of troubles.

Psalm 39:5-6

Look, you have made my days [mere] handbreadths, and my lifespan as nothing next to you. Surely every person standing firm [is] complete vanity. Selah

Psalm 39:11

[When] with rebukes you chastise a man for sin, you {consume} like a moth his delightful [things]. Surely everyone [is] a [mere] vapor. Selah

Psalm 62:9

Only a vapor [are] men of low degree, a deception [are] men of high degree. {Weighed} in a balance, together they [are lighter] than a vapor.

Psalm 89:47

Remember what my lifespan [is]. [Remember] for what vanity you have created all [the] children of humankind.

Psalm 103:15-16

As for man, his days [are] like the grass. As the flower of the field, so he blossoms.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Vanity of vanities!" says the Teacher, "Vanity of vanities! All [is] vanity!"

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I saw all the works that are done under the sun. Look! Everything [is] vanity and chasing wind.

Ecclesiastes 8:13

But it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not prolong [their] days, like the shadow; because there is no fearing {God's presence}.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

"Vanity of vanity!" says the Teacher. "Everything [is] vanity!"

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