New International Version
Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!
King James Bible
Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
Darby Bible Translation
Remember, as regards me, what life is. Wherefore hast thou created all the children of men to be vanity?
World English Bible
Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
Young's Literal Translation
Remember, I pray Thee, what is life-time? Wherefore in vain hast Thou created All the sons of men?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How short my time is - If thou deliver not speedily, none of the present generations shall see thy salvation. Are all the remnants of our tribes created in vain? shall they never see happiness?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The People's Christ
Second Sunday in Lent
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.
Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.
Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.
"Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
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