Psalm 39:5 {38:6}
Good News Translation
How short you have made my life! In your sight my lifetime seems nothing. Indeed every living being is no more than a puff of wind,

Contemporary English Version
You made my life short, so brief that the time means nothing to you. "Human life is but a breath,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

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

Behold

Psalm 90:4,5,9,10 For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday, which is past. And as a watch in the night, . . .

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.

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

Job 9:25,26 My days have been swifter than a post: they have fled away and have not seen good. . . .

Job 14:1,2 Man born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries. . . .

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow.

as nothing

Psalm 89:47 Remember what my substance is: for hast thou made all the children of men in vain?

2 Peter 3:8 But of this one thing be not ignorant, my beloved, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

verily

Psalm 39:11 Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted.

Psalm 62:9 But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.

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

Ecclesiastes 1:2 Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 2:11 And when I turned myself to all the works which my hands had wrought, and to the labours wherein I had laboured in vain, I saw in all things vanity, and vexation of mind, and that nothing was lasting under the sun.

Isaiah 40:17 All nations are before him as if they had no being at all, and are counted to him as nothing, and vanity.

at his best state [heb.

Context
I Will Watch My Ways
4I spoke with my tongue: O Lord, make me know my end. And what is the number of my days: that I may know what is wanting to me. 5Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.6Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:27
And which of you by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit?

Luke 12:25
And which of you by taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

Romans 8:20
For the creature was made subject to vanity: not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope.

James 4:14
Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow.

Job 11:12
A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.

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

Psalm 39:11
Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted.

Psalm 62:9
But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.

Psalm 89:47
Remember what my substance is: for hast thou made all the children of men in vain?

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

Psalm 102:23
He answered him in the way of his strength: Declare unto me the fewness of my days.

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

Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 6:12
What needeth a man to seek things that are above him, whereas he knoweth not what is profitable for him in his life, in all the days of his pilgrimage, and the time that passeth like a shadow? Or who can tell him what shall be after him under the sun?

Daniel 4:35


Additional Translations
You, indeed, have made my days as handbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing before You. Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath. SelahBehold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: truly every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah

Behold, thou hast made my days old; and my existence is as nothing before thee: nay, every man living is altogether vanity. Pause.

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.

Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths; and mine age is as nothing before thee: surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah

Behold, thou hast made my days as a hand-breadth; and my age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.

Lo, handbreadths Thou hast made my days, And mine age is as nothing before Thee, Only, all vanity is every man set up. Selah.
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