New Living Translation
Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind, and the powerful are not what they appear to be. If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together lighter than vanity.
World English Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
Only -- vanity are the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity are lighter.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
62:9 Vanity - Vain, and helpless creatures. A lie - They promise much, but generally deceive those who trust in them.
LibraryRemembrance and Resolution. --Ps. Lxii.
Remembrance and Resolution.--Ps. lxii. O God! Thou art my God alone; Early to Thee my soul shall cry, A pilgrim in a land unknown, A thirsty land whose Springs are dry. Oh! that it were as it hath been, When, praying in the holy place, Thy power and glory I have seen, And mark'd the footsteps of Thy grace! Yet through this rough and thorny maze, I follow hard on Thee, my God! Thine hand unseen upholds my ways, I safely tread where Thou hast trod. Thee, in the watches of the night, When I remember …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Thou Shalt not Steal.
The Heart of Man and the Heart of God
The Songs of the Fugitive.
I hate my life and don't want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.
An empty-headed person won't become wise any more than a wild donkey can bear a human child.
Make them tremble in fear, O LORD. Let the nations know they are merely human. Interlude
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath." Interlude
High and low, rich and poor--listen!
Remember how short my life is, how empty and futile this human existence!
In my anxiety I cried out to you, "These people are all liars!"
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