Man to vanity hath been like, His days are as a shadow passing by.
Psalm 144:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Man is like to vanity - אדם להבל דמה Adam lahebel damah, literally, Adam is like to Abel, exposed to the same miseries, accidents, and murderers; for in millions of cases the hands of brothers are lifted up to shed the blood of brothers. What are wars but fratricide in the great human family?
His days are as a shadow - The life of Abel was promissory of much blessedness; but it afforded merely the shadow of happiness. He was pure and holy, beloved of his parents, and beloved of God; but, becoming the object of his brother's envy, his life became a sacrifice to his piety.
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Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes...
Psalm 109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declines: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
2 Samuel 14:14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person...
1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow...
Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow:)
Ecclesiastes 8:13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God.
Psalm 144:4 Parallel CommentariesBreath Fleeting Life Mere Passes Passeth Passing Quickly Shade Shadow VanityBreath Fleeting Life Mere Passes Passeth Passing Quickly Shade Shadow VanityTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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