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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 sight are just like yesterday when it is past, like a watch in the night.
Genesis 47:9
Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage."
Job 7:6
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent 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 a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.
James 4:14
Whereas you don't know what your life will be like tomorrow. For what is your life? For you are a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.

As nothing

Psalm 89:47
Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
2 Peter 3:8
But don't forget this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


Psalm 39:11
When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.
Psalm 62:9
Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.
Psalm 144:4
Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 2:11
Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
Isaiah 40:17
All the nations are like nothing before him. They are regarded by him as less than nothing, and vanity.

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Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Isaiah 40:30
Even the youths faint and get weary, and the young men utterly fall;