Behold, You have made my days as [short as] handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing in Your sight. Truly every man at his best is merely a breath! Selah [pause, and think calmly of that]!
When with rebukes You correct and chasten man for sin, You waste his beauty like a moth and what is dear to him consumes away; surely every man is a mere breath. Selah [pause, and think calmly of that]!
Man is like vanity and a breath; his days are as a shadow that passes away.
Oh, remember that my life is but wind (a puff, a breath, a sob); my eye shall see good no more.
I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, for my days are a breath (futility).
The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are vain (empty and futile -- "only a breath).