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Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

4:14 vapour. Even Job, who lived perhaps two hundred years, said: “My life is wind” (Job 42:16; 7:7), and Moses, who lived 120 years, said that “we spend our years as a tale that is told” (or, perhaps, “as a sigh of mourning”) (Deuteronomy 34:7; Psalm 90:9).

4:15 If the Lord will. Thus, the Lord indicates that He does have a will as to whether we “do this or that.” We act presumptuously—and possibly calamitously—when we leave God and His will out of our plans.

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