Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

References

American

Hastings

Context Readings

A King's Prayer

3 Jehovah, what is man that Thou knowest him? Son of man, that Thou esteemest him? 4 Man to vanity hath been like, His days are as a shadow passing by. 5 Jehovah, incline Thy heavens and come down, Strike against mountains, and they smoke.


Cross References

Psalm 102:11

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

Job 8:9

(For of yesterday we are, and we know not, For a shadow are our days on earth.)

Psalm 109:23

As a shadow when it is stretched out I have gone, I have been driven away as a locust.

2 Samuel 14:14

for we do surely die, and are as water which is running down to the earth, which is not gathered, and God doth not accept a person, and hath devised devices in that the outcast is not outcast by Him.

1 Chronicles 29:15

for sojourners we are before Thee, and settlers, like all our fathers; as a shadow are our days on the land, and there is none abiding.

Job 4:19

Also -- the inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation is in the dust, They bruise them before a moth.)

Job 14:1-3

Man, born of woman! Of few days, and full of trouble!

Psalm 39:5-6

Lo, handbreadths Thou hast made my days, And mine age is as nothing before Thee, Only, all vanity is every man set up. Selah.

Psalm 39:11

With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity is every man. Selah.

Psalm 62:9

Only -- vanity are the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity are lighter.

Psalm 89:47

Remember, I pray Thee, what is life-time? Wherefore in vain hast Thou created All the sons of men?

Psalm 103:15-16

Mortal man! as grass are his days, As a flower of the field so he flourisheth;

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, Vanity of vanities: the whole is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works that have been done under the sun, and lo, the whole is vanity and vexation of spirit!

Ecclesiastes 8:13

And good is not to the wicked, and he doth not prolong days as a shadow, because he is not fearing before God.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

Vanity of vanities, said the preacher, the whole is vanity.

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