New Living Translation
Remember how short my life is, how empty and futile this human existence!
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
89:47 Short - Our time, the time of our king and kingdom, in whose name the psalmist puts up this petition. Wherefore - Wherefore hast thou made us and our king (and consequently all other men, whose condition is nothing better than ours) in vain, or to so little purpose? Didst thou raise us and him, settle the crown upon David's head by a solemn covenant, and vouchsafe so many and great promises and privileges, and all this but for a few years, that our crown and glory should be taken from us, within a little time after it was put upon our heads?
LibraryThe City of God. Index of Subjects.
Abel, the relation of, to Christ, 299. See Cain. Abraham, the era in the life of, from which a new succession begins, 318; time of the migration of, 319, etc.; the order and nature of God's promises to, 320, etc.; the three great kingdoms existing at the time of the birth of, 321; the repeated promises of the land of Canaan made to, and to his seed, 321; his denial of his wife in Egypt, 322; the parting of Lot and, 322; the third promise of the land to, 322; his victory …
St. Augustine—On Christian Doctrine In Four Books.
Unity of Moral Action.
Letter Lv. Replies to Questions of Januarius.
The Promised King and Temple-Builder
O God, remember that my life is but a breath, and I will never again feel happiness.
Remember that you made me from dust--will you turn me back to dust so soon?
"How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble!
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
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.
"Everything is meaningless," says the Teacher, "completely meaningless!"
But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless--like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere.
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