Psalm 62:9 {61:10}
Good News Translation
Human beings are all like a puff of breath; great and small alike are worthless. Put them on the scales, and they weigh nothing; they are lighter than a mere breath.

Contemporary English Version
We humans are only a breath; none of us are truly great. All of us together weigh less than a puff of air.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.

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

Surely

Psalm 39:5,11 Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living. . . .

1 Samuel 18:5,7 And David went out to whatsoever business Saul sent him, and he behaved himself prudently: and Saul set him over the soldiers, and he was acceptable in the eyes of all the people, and especially in the eyes of Saul's servants. . . .

1 Samuel 23:12,19,20 And David said: Will the men of Ceila deliver me and my men into the hands of Saul? And the Lord said: They will deliver thee up. . . .

2 Samuel 15:6 And this he did to all Israel that came for judgment, to be heard by the king, and he enticed the hearts of the men of Israel.

Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before and that followed cried, saying: Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

John 19:15 But they cried out: Away with him: Away with him: Crucify him. Pilate saith to them: shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar.

of high

Psalm 55:13,14 But thou a man of one mind, my guide, and my familiar, . . .

Psalm 118:9 It is good to trust in the Lord, rather than to trust in princes.

1 Samuel 18:21-26 And Saul said: I will give her to him, that she may be a stumblingblock to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be upon him. And Saul said to David: In two things thou shalt be my son in law this day. . . .

1 Samuel 26:21-25 And Saul said: I have sinned; return, my son David, for I will no more do thee harm, because my life hath been precious in thy eyes this day: for it appeareth that I have done foolishly, and have been ignorant in very many things. . . .

2 Samuel 15:31 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel.

Romans 3:4 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged.

laid

Daniel 5:27 THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.

altogether.

Isaiah 40:15,17 Behold the Gentiles are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the smallest grain of a balance: behold the islands are as a little dust. . . .

Context
Waiting on God
8Trust in him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts before him. God is our helper for ever. 9But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.10Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.…
Cross References
Job 7:16
I have done with hope, I shall now live no longer: spare me, for my days are nothing.

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

Psalm 9:20
Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.

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 49:2
All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.

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

Psalm 116:11
I said in my excess: Every man is a liar.

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

Isaiah 2:9
And man hath bowed himself down, and man hath been debased: therefore forgive them not.

Isaiah 40:15
Behold the Gentiles are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the smallest grain of a balance: behold the islands are as a little dust.

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.

Daniel 5:27
THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.

Additional Translations
Lowborn men are but a vapor; the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they are pushed up; together they are but a breath.Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: In the balances they will go up; They are together lighter than vanity.

But the sons of men are vain; the sons of men are false, so as to be deceitful in the balances; they are all alike formed out of vanity.

Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together [lighter] than vanity.

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: in the balances they will go up; they are together lighter than vanity.

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.

Only -- vanity are the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity are lighter.
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