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13 Bible Verses about Life, Brevity Of

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Psalm 39:4

Lord, make me to know my end and [to appreciate] the measure of my days -- "what it is; let me know and realize how frail I am [how transient is my stay here].

1 Chronicles 29:15

For we are strangers before You, and sojourners, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope or expectation of remaining.

Job 8:9

For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow.

Psalm 78:39

For He [earnestly] remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that goes and does not return.

James 4:14

Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen tomorrow. What is the nature of your life? You are [really] but a wisp of vapor (a puff of smoke, a mist) that is visible for a little while and then disappears [into thin air].

Job 9:25

Now my days are swifter than a runner; they flee away, they see no good.

Job 10:20

Are not my days few? Cease then and let me alone, that I may take a little comfort and cheer up

1 Samuel 20:3

But David replied, Your father certainly knows that I have found favor in your eyes, and he thinks, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved. But truly as the Lord lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.

Psalm 89:47

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!

Job 14:2

He comes forth like a flower and withers; he flees also like a shadow and continues not.

Psalm 102:11

My days are like an evening shadow that stretches out and declines [with the sun]; and I am withered like grass.

Isaiah 40:6

A voice says, Cry [prophesy]! And I said, What shall I cry? [The voice answered, Proclaim:] All flesh is as frail as grass, and all that makes it attractive [its kindness, its goodwill, its mercy from God, its glory and comeliness, however good] is transitory, like the flower of the field.

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