Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow.)
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.
When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.
My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.
I fade away like an evening shadow. I am shaken off like a locust.
Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah. "Surely every man walks like a shadow. Surely they busy themselves in vain. He heaps up, and doesn't know who shall gather.
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he lengthen days like a shadow; because he doesn't fear God.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
As for man, his days are like grass. As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone. Its place remembers it no more.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:
1 Kings 18:29
It was so, when midday was past, that they prophesied until the time of the offering of the offering; but there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any who regarded.
2 Kings 21:6
He made his son to pass through the fire, and practiced sorcery, and used enchantments, and dealt with those who had familiar spirits, and with wizards: he worked much evil in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger.
1 Peter 1:17
If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man's work, pass the time of your living as foreigners here in reverent fear:
When much time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast had now already gone by, Paul admonished them,
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.