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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.

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Bible References


Psalm 90:4
For a thousand years in your eyes [are] like yesterday when it passes, or [like] a watch in the night.
Genesis 47:9
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my sojourning [are] one hundred and thirty years. Few and hard have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not reached the days of the years of the lives of my ancestors in the days of their sojourning."
Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end {without hope}.
Job 9:25
"And my days are swifter than a runner; they flee away; they do not see good.
Job 14:1
"A human being born of a woman [is] short of days and full of troubles.
James 4:14
you who do not know {what will happen tomorrow}, {what your life will be like}. For you are a smoky vapor that appears for a short time and then disappears.

As nothing

Psalm 89:47
Remember what my lifespan [is]. [Remember] for what vanity you have created all [the] children of humankind.
2 Peter 3:8
Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your [notice], that one day with the Lord [is] like a thousand years, and a thousand years [is] like one day.


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 144:4
Humankind is like a breath, his days like a passing shadow.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities!" says the Teacher, "Vanity of vanities! All [is] vanity!"
Ecclesiastes 2:11
Yet when I considered all the effort which I expended and the toil with which I toiled to do, then behold, "Everything [is] vanity and chasing wind! There is nothing profitable under the sun!"
Isaiah 40:17
All the nations [are] like nothing before him; they are counted by him as nothing and emptiness.

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Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities!" says the Teacher, "Vanity of vanities! All [is] vanity!"
Isaiah 40:30
Even young people will be faint and grow weary, and [the] young will stumble, exhausted.