New Living Translation
My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering away like grass.
King James Bible
My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
Darby Bible Translation
My days are like a lengthened-out shadow, and I, I am withered like grass.
World English Bible
My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.
Young's Literal Translation
My days as a shadow are stretched out, And I -- as the herb I am withered.
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LibraryNotes on the Fourth Century
Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
The Nature of Justification
Notes on the Third Century
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The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.
We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.
Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak. Heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite.
I am fading like a shadow at dusk; I am brushed off like a locust.
For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.
A voice said, "Shout!" I asked, "What should I shout?" "Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field.
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