Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! as hand-breadths, hast thou granted my days, and my life-time, is as nothing before thee, - Surely, a mere breath, are all men, even such as stand firm. Selah.

New American Standard Bible

“Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

You, indeed, have made my days short in length,
and my life span as nothing in Your sight.
Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor.Selah

International Standard Version

Look, you have made my life span fit in your hand; It is nothing compared to yours. Surely every person at their best is a puff of wind. Interlude

A Conservative Version

Behold, thou have made my days [as] handbreadths, and my life-time is as nothing before thee. Surely every man at his best condition is altogether vanity. Selah.

American Standard Version

Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah

Amplified


“Behold, You have made my days as [short as] hand widths,
And my lifetime is as nothing in Your sight.
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath [a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes]! Selah.

Bible in Basic English

You have made my days no longer than a hand's measure; and my years are nothing in your eyes; truly, every man is but a breath. (Selah.)

Darby Translation

Behold, thou hast made my days as hand-breadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before thee; verily, every man, even the high placed, is altogether vanity. Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, thou gavest my days a hand-breadth, and my life as nothing before thee: but every man stood all vanity. Silence.

King James 2000

Behold, you have made my days as a handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

Behold, You have made my days as a handbreadth, and my age is as nothing before You. Surely every man standing is altogether vanity. Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, thou hast made my days a span long, and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity. Selah

NET Bible

Look, you make my days short-lived, and my life span is nothing from your perspective. Surely all people, even those who seem secure, are nothing but vapor.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.

Webster

Behold, thou hast made my days as a hand-breadth; and my age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

World English Bible

Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

References

Context Readings

The Fleeting Nature Of Life

4 Let me know, O Yahweh, mine end, And the measure of my days - what it is, I would know how short-lived I am. 5 Lo! as hand-breadths, hast thou granted my days, and my life-time, is as nothing before thee, - Surely, a mere breath, are all men, even such as stand firm. Selah. 6 Surely as a shadow, doth every man wander, Surely in vain, do they bustle about, he heapeth things up, and knoweth not who shall gather them in.


Cross References

Psalm 62:9

Surely, vanity, are men of low degree, Deception, men of high degree, - In the balances, they go up, They, are made of vanity, altogether.

Psalm 89:47

Remember how short-lived, I, am, Wherefore, in vain, hast thou created all the sons of Adam?

Psalm 144:4

The earthborn, resembleth, a vapour, his days, are like a passing shadow.

Genesis 47:9

And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my sojournings, have been a hundred and thirty years, - Few and evil, have been the days of the years of my life, neither have they attained unto the days of the years of the lives of my fathers, in the days of their sojournings.

Job 7:6

My days, are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they are spent, without hope.

Job 9:25-26

My days, therefore, are swifter than a runner, They have fled, they have seen no good.

Job 14:1-2

Man that is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble:

Psalm 39:11

When, by rebukes for iniquity, thou hast corrected a man, Then hast thou consumed, as a moth, all that was delightful within him, Surely, a breath, are all men. Selah.

Psalm 90:4-5

For, a thousand years, in thine eyes, are , As yesterday, in that it passed away, Or as a watch in the night.

Psalm 90:9-10

For, all our days, decline in thy wrath, - We end our years like a sigh.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities! saith the Proclaimer, vanity of vanities! all, is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

When, I, looked upon all my works, which my hands had made, and on my toil, whereon I had toilsomely wrought, then lo! all, was vanity, and feeding on wind, and there was no profit under the sun.

Isaiah 40:17

All nations, are as nothing before him, - A thing of nought or a waste, are they accounted unto him?

James 4:14

Men who are not versed in the morrow - of what sort your life will be ; for ye are, a vapour - for a little, appearing, then, just disappearing!

2 Peter 3:8

But, this one thing, forget not, beloved, - that, one day, with the Lord, is as a thousand years, and, a thousand years, as one day.

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