Psalm 39:6
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New International Version
"Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.


New American Standard Bible
"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.


King James Bible
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow. Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain, gathering possessions without knowing who will get them.


International Standard Version
In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.


American Standard Version
Surely every man walketh in a vain show; Surely they are disquieted in vain: He heapeth up riches , and knoweth not who shall gather them.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Surely man passeth as an image : yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up : and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.


Darby Bible Translation
Verily, man walketh in a vain show; verily they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.


Young's Literal Translation
Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, in vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.
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Context
I Will Watch My Ways

1I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. 2I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. 3My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue, 4LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am. 5Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: truly every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. 6Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them. 7And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you. 8Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it. 10Remove your stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of your hand. 11When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah. 12Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. 13O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
Cross References
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?


1 Corinthians 7:31
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.


James 1:10
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.


James 1:11
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it wither the grass, and the flower thereof falls, and the grace of the fashion of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.


1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:


Psalm 49:10
For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.


Psalm 127:2
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he gives his beloved sleep.


Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.


Ecclesiastes 2:18
Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me.


Ecclesiastes 2:26
For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.


Treasury of Scripture

Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.

a vain whew. [heb.] an image. There is but the semblance of being he appeareth for a little, and then vanisheth

1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time...

surely

Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 2:17,18,20,21 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit...

Ecclesiastes 4:7,8 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun...

Ecclesiastes 6:11,12 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better...

Ecclesiastes 12:8,13 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity...

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? listen diligently to me...

Luke 10:40-42 But Martha was encumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord...

Luke 12:20,21,29 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you.

he heapeth

Psalm 49:10,11 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others...

Job 27:16,17 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay...

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?

Ecclesiastes 2:8,18-21,26 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I got me men singers and women singers...

Ecclesiastes 5:14 But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

Luke 12:20,21 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

James 5:3 Your gold and silver is corroded; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire...

Strong's Concordance
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them.
Topical Bible
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Psalms Chapter 39 Verse 6

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OT Poetry: Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks like a shadow (Psalm Ps Psa.)
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