New Living Translation
They are alive in the morning but dead by evening, gone forever without a trace.
King James Bible
They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.
Darby Bible Translation
From morning to evening are they smitten: without any heeding it, they perish for ever.
World English Bible
Between morning and evening they are destroyed. They perish forever without any regarding it.
Young's Literal Translation
From morning to evening are beaten down, Without any regarding, for ever they perish.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:20 Destroyed - All the day long, there is not a moment wherein man is not sinking towards death and corruption. Perish - In reference to this present worldly life, which when once lost is never recovered. Regarding - Heb. without putting the heart to it, this is so common a thing for all men, though never so high and great, to perish in this manner, that no man heeds it, but passes it by as a general accident not worthy of observation.
LibraryThe Difference Between Union and Rapture. What Rapture Is. The Blessing it is to the Soul. The Effects of It.
1. I wish I could explain, with the help of God, wherein union differs from rapture, or from transport, or from flight of the spirit, as they speak, or from a trance, which are all one.  I mean, that all these are only different names for that one and the same thing, which is also called ecstasy.  It is more excellent than union, the fruits of it are much greater, and its other operations more manifold; for union is uniform in the beginning, the middle, and the end, and is so also interiorly. …
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
God Far Above Creatures. Job 4:17-21.
What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Whether Every Punishment is Inflicted for a Sin?
We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.
You always overpower them, and they pass from the scene. You disfigure them in death and send them away.
yet they will vanish forever, thrown away like their own dung. Those who knew them will ask, 'Where are they?'
My life has been blown away like a shepherd's tent in a storm. It has been cut short, as when a weaver cuts cloth from a loom. Suddenly, my life was over.
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