Man is like to vanity; his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, for our days upon earth are a shadow.
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; and he fleeth as a shadow, and continueth not.
When thou with rebukes dost correct a man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely, every man is vanity. Selah.
My days are like a lengthened-out shadow, and I, I am withered like grass.
I am gone like a shadow when it lengtheneth; I am tossed about like the locust;
Remember, as regards me, what life is. Wherefore hast thou created all the children of men to be vanity?
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. Verily, man walketh in a vain show; verily they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities! all is vanity.
As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth: For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof knoweth it no more.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens:
1 Kings 18:29
And it came to pass when midday was past, that they prophesied until the time of the offering up of the oblation; but there was neither voice, nor any that answered, nor any attention.
2 Kings 21:6
And he caused his son to pass through the fire, and used magic and divination, and appointed necromancers and soothsayers: he wrought evil beyond measure in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.
1 Peter 1:17
And if ye invoke as Father him who, without regard of persons, judges according to the work of each, pass your time of sojourn in fear,
And much time having now been spent, and navigation being already dangerous, because the fast also was already past, Paul counselled them,
The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.