Psalm 39:6 {38:7}
Good News Translation
no more than a shadow. All we do is for nothing; we gather wealth, but don't know who will get it.

Contemporary English Version
and it disappears like a shadow. Our struggles are senseless; we store up more and more, without ever knowing who will get it all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Surely 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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Surely 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.

a vain whew.

1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as if they used it not. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

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

surely

Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold all is vanity, and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 2:17,18,20,21 And therefore I was weary of my life, when I saw that all things under the sun are evil, and all vanity and vexation of spirit. . . .

Ecclesiastes 4:7,8 Considering I found also another vanity under the sun: . . .

Ecclesiastes 6:11,12 There are many words that have much vanity in disputing. . . .

Ecclesiastes 12:8,13 Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, and all things are vanity. . . .

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.

Luke 10:40-42 But Martha was busy about much serving. Who stood and said: Lord, hast thou no care that my sister hath left me alone to serve? Speak to her therefore, that she help me. . . .

Luke 12:20,21,29 But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee. And whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? . . .

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.

he heapeth

Psalm 49:10,11 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers: . . .

Job 27:16,17 If he shall heap together silver as earth, and prepare raiment as clay, . . .

Proverbs 13:22 The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just.

Proverbs 23:5 Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.

Proverbs 27:24 For thou shalt not always have power: but a crown shall be given to generation and generation.

Ecclesiastes 2:8,18-21,26 I heaped together for myself silver and gold, and the wealth of kings, and provinces: I made me singing men, and singing women, and the delights of the sons of men, cups and vessels to serve to pour out wine: . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:14 For they are lost with very great affliction: he hath begotten a son, who shall be in extremity of want.

Luke 12:20,21 But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee. And whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? . . .

James 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered: and the rust of them shall be for a testimony against you and shall eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up to yourselves wrath against the last days.

Context
I Will Watch My Ways
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.7And now what is my hope? is it not the Lord? and my substance is with thee.…
Cross References
Luke 12:20
But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee. And whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?

1 Corinthians 7:31
And they that use this world, as if they used it not. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

James 1:10
And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he pass away.

James 1:11
For the sun rose with a burning heat and parched the grass: and the flower thereof fell off, and the beauty of the shape thereof perished. So also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh is as grass and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered and the flower thereof is fallen away.

Psalm 49:10
He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers:

Psalm 127:2
It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his beloved,

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

Ecclesiastes 2:18
Again I hated all my application wherewith I had earnestly laboured under the sun, being like to have an heir after me,

Ecclesiastes 2:26
God hath given to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he hath given vexation, and superfluous care, to heap up and to gather together, and to give it to him that hath pleased God: but this also is vanity, and a fruitless solicitude of the mind.

Ecclesiastes 5:14
For they are lost with very great affliction: he hath begotten a son, who shall be in extremity of want.

Ecclesiastes 5:17
All the days of his life he eateth in darkness, and in many cares, and in misery, and sorrow.

Additional Translations
Surely every man goes about like a phantom; surely he bustles in vain; he heaps up riches not knowing who will haul them away.Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.

Surely every man walketh in a vain show; Surely they are disquieted in vain: He heapeth up riches , and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Surely man walks in a shadow; nay, he is disquieted in vain: he lays up treasures, and knows not for whom he shall gather them.

Verily, man walketh in a vain show; verily they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Surely every man walketh in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

"Surely every man walks like a shadow. Surely they busy themselves in vain. He heaps up, and doesn't know who shall gather.

Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, in vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.
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