|New International Version (© 2011)|
"Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.
King James Bible
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
American Standard Version
Surely every man walketh in a vain show; Surely they are disquieted in vain: He heapeth up riches , and knoweth not who shall gather them.
Young's Literal Translation
Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, in vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.
Psalm 39:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Walketh in a vain show - בצלם betselem, in a shadow. He is but the semblance of being: he appears for a while, and then vanisheth away. Some of the fathers read, "Although every man walketh in the image of God, yet they are disquieted in vain."
He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them - He raketh together. This is a metaphor taken from agriculture: the husbandman rakes the corn, etc., together in the field, and yet, so uncertain is life, that he knows not who shall gather them into the granary!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a vain whew. [heb.] an image. There is but the semblance of being he appeareth for a little, and then vanisheth
1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.
James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time...
Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Ecclesiastes 2:17,18,20,21 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit...
Ecclesiastes 4:7,8 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun...
Ecclesiastes 6:11,12 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better...
Ecclesiastes 12:8,13 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity...
Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? listen diligently to me...
Luke 10:40-42 But Martha was encumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord...
Luke 12:20,21,29 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you.
Psalm 49:10,11 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others...
Job 27:16,17 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay...
Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?
Ecclesiastes 2:8,18-21,26 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I got me men singers and women singers...
Ecclesiastes 5:14 But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand.
Luke 12:20,21 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...
James 5:3 Your gold and silver is corroded; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire...
Psalm 39:6 Parallel CommentariesAmasses Busy Disquieted Fro Gather Gathereth Great Habitually Heapeth Heaps Image Makes Mere Nought Purpose Riches Semblance Shadow Shew Show Store Surely Themselves Troubled Turmoil Uproar Vain Vanity Verily Walk Walketh Walks Way WealthAmasses Busy Disquieted Fro Gather Gathereth Great Habitually Heapeth Heaps Image Makes Mere Nought Purpose Riches Semblance Shadow Shew Show Store Surely Themselves Troubled Turmoil Uproar Vain Vanity Verily Walk Walketh Walks Way WealthTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Luke 12:20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
1 Corinthians 7:31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
James 1:10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation--since they will pass away like a wild flower.
James 1:11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.
1 Peter 1:24 For, "All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
Psalm 49:10 For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others.
Psalm 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.