Job 8:9
Good News Translation
Our life is short, we know nothing at all; we pass like shadows across the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Our own time has been short, like a fading shadow, and we know very little.

Douay-Rheims Bible
(For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

(For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)

we are but.

Job 7:6 My days have passed more swiftly than the web is cut by the weaver, and are consumed without any hope.

Genesis 47:9 He answered: The days of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years, few, and evil, and they are not come up to the days of the pilgrimage of my fathers.

1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are sojourners before thee, and strangers, as were all our fathers. I Our days upon earth are as a shadow, and there is no stay.

Psalm 39:5 Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday, which is past. And as a watch in the night,

Psalm 102:11 My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.

nothing.

Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
8For inquire of the former generation, and search diligently into the memory of the fathers: 9(For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)10And they shall teach thee: they shall speak to thee, and utter words out of their hearts.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 10:6
He took counsel with the ancients, who had stood before his father Solomon, while he yet lived, saying: What counsel give you to me, that I may answer the people?

Job 8:10
And they shall teach thee: they shall speak to thee, and utter words out of their hearts.

Job 14:2
Who cometh forth like a flower, and is destroyed, and fleeth as a shadow, and never continueth in the same state.

Job 32:7
For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.

Psalm 144:4
Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.

Additional Translations
For we were born yesterday and know nothing; our days on earth are but a shadow.(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow:)

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow);

(for we are of yesterday, and know nothing; for our life upon the earth is a shadow:)

For we are [but] of yesterday, and know nothing, for our days upon earth are a shadow.

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow.)

(For of yesterday we are, and we know not, For a shadow are our days on earth.)
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