Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
since we were [born only] yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are but a shadow.
He blossoms like a flower, then withers; he flees like a shadow and does not last.
You discipline a man with punishment for sin, consuming like a moth what is precious to him; every man is a mere vapor. Selah
My days are like a lengthening shadow, and I wither away like grass.
I fade away like a lengthening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.
Remember how short my life is. Have You created everyone for nothing?
You, indeed, have made my days short in length, and my life span as nothing in Your sight. Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor. Selah Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow. Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain, gathering possessions without knowing who will get them.
However, it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not lengthen their days like a shadow, for they are not reverent before God.
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun and have found everything to be futile, a pursuit of the wind.
"Absolute futility," says the Teacher. "Absolute futility. Everything is futile."
As for man, his days are like grass- he blooms like a flower of the field; when the wind passes over it, it vanishes, and its place is no longer known.
There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven:
1 Kings 18:29
All afternoon, they kept on raving until the offering of the evening sacrifice, but there was no sound, no one answered, no one paid attention.
2 Kings 21:6
He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did a great amount of evil in the Lord's sight, provoking [Him].
1 Peter 1:17
And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one's work, you are to conduct yourselves in reverence during this time of temporary residence.
By now much time had passed, and the voyage was already dangerous. Since the Fast was already over, Paul gave his advice
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.