“Behold, You have made (A)my days as handbreadths,
And my (B)lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man [a]at his best is [b]a mere (C)breath. [c]Selah.
“Surely every man (D)walks about as [d]a phantom;
Surely they make an (E)uproar for nothing;
He (F)amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 39:5 Lit standing firm
  2. Psalm 39:5 Or altogether vanity
  3. Psalm 39:5 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  4. Psalm 39:6 Lit an image

Men of (A)low degree are only (B)vanity and men of rank are a (C)lie;
In the (D)balances they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.

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(A)Man is like a mere breath;
His (B)days are like a passing shadow.

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(A)Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “all is vanity!”

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20 For the creation (A)was subjected to (B)futility, not willingly, but (C)because of Him who subjected it, [a]in hope

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:20 Or in hope; because the creation

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