New International Version
Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
King James Bible
Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Darby Bible Translation
Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for what account is to be made of him?
World English Bible
Stop trusting in man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for of what account is he?
Young's Literal Translation
Cease for you from man, Whose breath is in his nostrils, For -- in what is he esteemed?
Isaiah 2:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Cease ye from man - Trust neither in him, nor in the gods that he has invented. Neither he, nor they, can either save or destroy.
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LibraryFor Godly Sorrow Worketh Repentance to Salvation, not to be Repented Of; but the Sorrow of the World Worketh Death. 2 Corinthians 7:10.
In this chapter the apostle refers to another epistle which he had formerly written to the church at Corinth, on a certain subject, in which they were greatly to blame. He speaks here of the effect that it; had, in bringing them to true repentance. They sorrowed after a godly sort. This was the evidence that their repentance was genuine. "For behold this self-same thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, …
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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?
They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.
Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.
Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.
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