Psalm 144:4
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New Living Translation
For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Man to vanity hath been like, His days are as a shadow passing by.

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The Church Triumphant
More than eighteen centuries have passed since the apostles rested from their labors, but the history of their toils and sacrifices for Christ's sake is still among the most precious treasures of the church. This history, written under the direction of the Holy Spirit, was recorded in order that by it the followers of Christ in every age might be impelled to greater zeal and earnestness in the cause of the Saviour. The commission that Christ gave to the disciples, they fulfilled. As these messengers
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

The Godly are in Some Sense Already Blessed
I proceed now to the second aphorism or conclusion, that the godly are in some sense already blessed. The saints are blessed not only when they are apprehended by God, but while they are travellers to glory. They are blessed before they are crowned. This seems a paradox to flesh and blood. What, reproached and maligned, yet blessed! A man that looks upon the children of God with a carnal eye and sees how they are afflicted, and like the ship in the gospel which was covered with waves' (Matthew 8:24),
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Scriptural Christianity
"Whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head." Ezek. 33:4. "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost." Acts 4:31. 1. The same expression occurs in the second chapter, where we read, "When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all" (the Apostles, with the women, and the mother of Jesus, and his brethren) "with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Letter Xl to Thomas, Prior of Beverley
To Thomas, Prior of Beverley This Thomas had taken the vows of the Cistercian Order at Clairvaux. As he showed hesitation, Bernard urges his tardy spirit to fulfil them. But the following letter will prove that it was a warning to deaf ears, where it relates the unhappy end of Thomas. In this letter Bernard sketches with a master's hand the whole scheme of salvation. Bernard to his beloved son Thomas, as being his son. 1. What is the good of words? An ardent spirit and a strong desire cannot express
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
James 4:14
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone.

Job 8:9
For we were born but yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are as fleeting as a shadow.

Job 11:12
An empty-headed person won't become wise any more than a wild donkey can bear a human child.

Job 14:2
We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.

Psalm 39:5
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath." Interlude

Psalm 39:11
When you discipline us for our sins, you consume like a moth what is precious to us. Each of us is but a breath. Interlude

Psalm 102:11
My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering away like grass.

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