New International Version
"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.
King James Bible
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
Darby Bible Translation
Man, born of woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.
World English Bible
"Man, who is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.
Young's Literal Translation
Man, born of woman! Of few days, and full of trouble!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Man - born of a woman - There is a delicacy in the original, not often observed: אדם ילוד אשה Adam yelud ishah, "Adam born of a woman, few of days, and full of tremor." Adam, who did not spring from woman, but was immediately formed by God, had many days, for he lived nine hundred and thirty years; during which time neither sin nor death had multiplied in the earth, as they were found in the days of Job. But the Adam who springs now from woman, in the way of ordinary generation, has very few years. Seventy, on an average, being the highest term, may be well said to be few in days; and all matter of fact shows that they are full of fears and apprehensions, רגז rogez, cares, anxieties, and tremors. He seems born, not indeed to live, but to die; and, by living, he forfeits the title to life.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
of few days. Heb. short of days
LibraryFebruary 18 Evening
Adam . . . begat a son in his own likeness.--GEN. 5:3. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?--Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Dead in trespasses and sins; . . . by nature the children of wrath, even as others.--I am carnal, sold under sin. That which I do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing. By one man sin entered into the world, . . . by one man's …
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To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
"Do not mortals have hard service on earth? Are not their days like those of hired laborers?
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy
Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!
All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.
Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?
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