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Human beings are all like a puff of breath; great and small alike are worthless. Put them on the scales, and they weigh nothing; they are lighter than a mere breath.
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But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.
Psalm 39:5,11 Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living. . . .
1 Samuel 18:5,7 And David went out to whatsoever business Saul sent him, and he behaved himself prudently: and Saul set him over the soldiers, and he was acceptable in the eyes of all the people, and especially in the eyes of Saul's servants. . . .
1 Samuel 23:12,19,20 And David said: Will the men of Ceila deliver me and my men into the hands of Saul? And the Lord said: They will deliver thee up. . . .
2 Samuel 15:6 And this he did to all Israel that came for judgment, to be heard by the king, and he enticed the hearts of the men of Israel.
Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before and that followed cried, saying: Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
John 19:15 But they cried out: Away with him: Away with him: Crucify him. Pilate saith to them: shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar.
Psalm 55:13,14 But thou a man of one mind, my guide, and my familiar, . . .
Psalm 118:9 It is good to trust in the Lord, rather than to trust in princes.
1 Samuel 18:21-26 And Saul said: I will give her to him, that she may be a stumblingblock to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be upon him. And Saul said to David: In two things thou shalt be my son in law this day. . . .
1 Samuel 26:21-25 And Saul said: I have sinned; return, my son David, for I will no more do thee harm, because my life hath been precious in thy eyes this day: for it appeareth that I have done foolishly, and have been ignorant in very many things. . . .
2 Samuel 15:31 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel.
Romans 3:4 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged.
Daniel 5:27 THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.
Isaiah 40:15,17 Behold the Gentiles are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the smallest grain of a balance: behold the islands are as a little dust. . . .
ContextWaiting on God
…8Trust in him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts before him. God is our helper for ever. 9But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.10Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.…
I have done with hope, I shall now live no longer: spare me, for my days are nothing.
A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.
Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.
Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.
All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.
Remember what my substance is: for hast thou made all the children of men in vain?
I said in my excess: Every man is a liar.
Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.
And man hath bowed himself down, and man hath been debased: therefore forgive them not.
Behold the Gentiles are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the smallest grain of a balance: behold the islands are as a little dust.
All nations are before him as if they had no being at all, and are counted to him as nothing, and vanity.
THECEL: thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting.
Additional TranslationsLowborn men are but a vapor; the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they are pushed up; together they are but a breath.Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: In the balances they will go up; They are together lighter than vanity.
But the sons of men are vain; the sons of men are false, so as to be deceitful in the balances; they are all alike formed out of vanity.
Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together [lighter] than vanity.
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: in the balances they will go up; they are together lighter than vanity.
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.
Only -- vanity are the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity are lighter.
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