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Psalm 39:6

Surely a man egoes about as a shadow!

Surely for nothing1 they are in turmoil;

man fheaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

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Psalm 39:6 — The New International Version (NIV)

“Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom;

in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth

without knowing whose it will finally be.

Psalm 39:6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Psalm 39:6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

We are merely moving shadows,

and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.

We heap up wealth,

not knowing who will spend it.

Psalm 39:6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Surely every man walks about like a shadow;

Surely they busy themselves in vain;

He heaps up riches,

And does not know who will gather them.

Psalm 39:6 — New Century Version (NCV)

People are like shadows moving about.

All their work is for nothing;

they collect things but don’t know who will get them.

Psalm 39:6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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.

Psalm 39:6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Psalm 39:6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Each person who walks around is like a shadow.

They are busy for no reason.

They accumulate riches without knowing who will get them.”

Psalm 39:6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.

Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,

gathering possessions

without knowing who will get them.

Psalm 39:6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Surely everyone goes about like a shadow.

Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;

they heap up, and do not know who will gather.

Psalm 39:6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Surely a man walks about as a mere shadow;

surely in vain they bustle about.

He heaps up possessions but does not know who will gather them in.

Psalm 39:6 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

People are only shadows as they go here and there.

They rush around, but it doesn’t mean anything.

They pile up wealth, but they don’t know who will get it.

Psalm 39:6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.