"Yahweh, show me my end, what is the measure of my days. Let me know how frail I am.
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before you, and foreigners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no remaining.
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow.)
He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes away, and doesn't come again.
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.
"Now my days are swifter than a runner. They flee away, they see no good,
Aren't my days few? Cease then. Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,
1 Samuel 20:3
David swore moreover, and said, "Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes; and he says, 'Don't let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved:' but truly as Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death."
Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.
My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.
The voice of one saying, "Cry!" One said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flower of the field.