Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

General references

Bible References

Behold

Psalm 90:4
For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night.
Genesis 47:9
So Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my sojourning are one hundred and thirty; few and unpleasant have been the years of my life, nor have they attained the years that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning."
Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope.
Job 9:25
"Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away, they see no good.
Job 14:1
"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.
James 4:14
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

As nothing

Psalm 89:47
Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!
2 Peter 3:8
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.

Verily

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 144:4
Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 2:11
Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
Isaiah 40:17
All the nations are as nothing before Him, They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.

General references

Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."
Isaiah 40:30
Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly,