New International Version
"My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.
King James Bible
Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
Darby Bible Translation
And my days are swifter than a runner: they flee away, they see no good.
World English Bible
"Now my days are swifter than a runner. They flee away, they see no good,
Young's Literal Translation
My days have been swifter than a runner, They have fled, they have not seen good,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Swifter than a post - מני רץ minni rats, than a runner. The light-footed messenger or courier who carries messages from place to place. They flee away - The Chaldee says, My days are swifter than the shadow of a flying bird. So swiftly do they flee away that I cannot discern them; and when past they cannot be recalled. There is a sentiment like this in Virgil, Geor. lib. iii., ver. 284: -
Sed Fugit interea, Cubit Irreparabile tempus! -
"But in the meanwhile time flies! irreparable time flies away!"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryMarch 16 Morning
What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman …
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Later English Reformers
2 Chronicles 30:6
At the king's command, couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the king and from his officials, which read: "People of Israel, return to the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that he may return to you who are left, who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria.
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.
Many, LORD, are asking, "Who will bring us prosperity?" Let the light of your face shine on us.
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