Psalm 144:4
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Manאָ֭דָם
(a·dam)
120: man, mankindfrom an unused word
is likeדָּמָ֑ה
(da·mah;)
1819: to be like, resemblea prim. root
a mere breath;לַהֶ֣בֶל
(la·he·vel)
1892: vapor, breatha prim. root
His daysיָ֝מָ֗יו
(ya·mav)
3117: daya prim. root
are like a passingעֹובֵֽר׃
(o·v·ver.)
5674a: to pass over, through, or by, pass ona prim. root
shadow.כְּצֵ֣ל
(ke·tzel)
6738: a shadowfrom tsalal







KJV Lexicon
Man
'adam  (aw-dawm')
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
is like
damah  (daw-maw')
to compare; by implication, to resemble, liken, consider -- compare, devise, (be) like(-n), mean, think, use similitudes.
to vanity
hebel  (heh'bel)
emptiness or vanity; figuratively, something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb -- altogether, vain, vanity.
his days
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),
are as a shadow
tsel  (tsale)
shade, whether literal or figurative -- defence, shade(-ow).
that passeth away
`abar  (aw-bar')
to cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation)
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.

International Standard Version
The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.

NET Bible
People are like a vapor, their days like a shadow that disappears.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A son of man is like a vapor and his days pass away like smoke.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Humans are like a breath of air. Their life span is like a fleeting shadow.

King James 2000 Bible
Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.
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