Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.
When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty melt away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.
I am gone like the shadow when it declines: I am shaken off like the locust.
Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?
Behold, you have made my days as a handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are in turmoil in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and like grasping the wind.
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone; and the place there shall know it no more.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
1 Kings 18:29
And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.
2 Kings 21:6
And he made his son pass through the fire, and practiced soothsaying, and used witchcraft, and dealt with mediums and wizards: he did much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
1 Peter 1:17
And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work, pass the time of your exile here in fear:
Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.