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

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

144:4 days are as a shadow. Moses wrote that man’s days are like “a tale that is told” (Psalm 90:9), James said they were like “a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14). Job, like David, here, said that “our days upon earth are a shadow” (Job 8:9), even though he lived another 140 years after that (Job 42:16). We must live whatever days we may have in light of eternity.

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