Psalm 144:4 {143:4}
Good News Translation
We are like a puff of wind; our days are like a passing shadow.

Contemporary English Version
We disappear like a breath; we last no longer than a faint shadow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.

New American Bible
Man is but a breath, his days are like a passing shadow.

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Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.

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Psalm 39:5,6 Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living. . . .

Psalm 62:9 But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.

Psalm 89:47 Remember what my substance is: for hast thou made all the children of men in vain?

Job 4:19 How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with the moth?

Job 14:1-3 Man born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries. . . .

Ecclesiastes 1:2,14 Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity. . . .

Ecclesiastes 12:8 Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, and all things are vanity.

his days

Psalm 102:11 My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 103:15,16 Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish. . . .

Psalm 109:23 I am taken away like the shadow when it declineth: and I am shaken off as locusts.

2 Samuel 14:14 We all die, and like waters that return no more, we fall down into the earth: neither will God have a soul to perish, but recalleth, meaning that he that is cast off should not altogether perish.

1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are sojourners before thee, and strangers, as were all our fathers. I Our days upon earth are as a shadow, and there is no stay.

Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)

Ecclesiastes 8:13 But let it not be well with the wicked, neither let his days be prolonged, but as a shadow let them pass away that fear not the face of the Lord.

Context
Blessed Be the LORD, My Rock
3Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him? or the son of man, that thou makest account of him? 4Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.5Lord, bow down thy heavens and descend: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.…
Cross References
James 4:14
Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow.

Job 8:9
(For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)

Job 11:12
A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.

Job 14:2
Who cometh forth like a flower, and is destroyed, and fleeth as a shadow, and never continueth in the same state.

Psalm 39:5
Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

Psalm 39:11
Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted.

Psalm 102:11
My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 109:23
I am taken away like the shadow when it declineth: and I am shaken off as locusts.

Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.

Isaiah 2:22
Cease ye therefore from the man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he is reputed high.

Additional Translations
Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Man is like to vanity: His days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Man is like to vanity: his days pass as a shadow.

Man is like to vanity; his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.

Man to vanity hath been like, His days are as a shadow passing by.
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