Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

See how short my time is; why have you made all men for no purpose?

New American Standard Bible

Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!

King James Version

Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

Holman Bible

Remember how short my life is.
Have You created everyone for nothing?

International Standard Version

Remember how short my lifetime is! How powerless have you created all human beings!

A Conservative Version

O remember how short my time is, for what vanity thou have created all the sons of men!

American Standard Version

Oh remember how short my time is: For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!

Amplified

O [earnestly] remember how short my time is and what a mere fleeting life mine is. For what emptiness, falsity, futility, and frailty You have created all men!

Darby Translation

Remember, as regards me, what life is. Wherefore hast thou created all the children of men to be vanity?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Remember how short my time is; why hast thou made all men subject to vanity?

Julia Smith Translation

Remember me what is life: wherefore in vain didst thou create all the sons of man?

King James 2000

Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Remember what my lifespan [is]. [Remember] for what vanity you have created all [the] children of humankind.

Modern King James verseion

Remember, I pray, how short my time is; why have You made all men in vain?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O remember how short my time is; hast thou made all men for nought?

NET Bible

Take note of my brief lifespan! Why do you make all people so mortal?

New Heart English Bible

Remember how short my time is. For what vanity have you created all the children of men.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

Remember how short my time is: why hast thou made all men in vain?

World English Bible

Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!

Youngs Literal Translation

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

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Perplexity About God's Promises

46 How long, O Lord, will you Keep yourself for ever from our eyes? how long will your wrath be burning like fire? 47 See how short my time is; why have you made all men for no purpose? 48 What man now living will not see death? will he be able to keep back his soul from the underworld? (Selah.)


Cross References

Job 7:7

O, keep in mind that my life is wind: my eye will never again see good.

Job 10:9

O keep in mind that you made me out of earth; and will you send me back again to dust?

Job 14:1

As for man, the son of woman, his days are short and full of trouble.

Job 9:25-26

My days go quicker than a post-runner: they go in flight, they see no good.

Psalm 39:5-6

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.)

Psalm 119:84

How short is the life of your servant! when will you give your decision against those who are attacking me?

Psalm 119:84

How short is the life of your servant! when will you give your decision against those who are attacking me?

James 4:14

When you are not certain what will take place tomorrow. What is your life? It is a mist, which is seen for a little time and then is gone.

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