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Psalm 39:5

5 “Behold, You have made amy days as handbreadths,

And my blifetime as nothing in Your sight;

Surely every man 1at his best is 2a mere cbreath.

3Selah.

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Psalm 39:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

You have made my days a mere handbreadth;

the span of my years is as nothing before you.

Everyone is but a breath,

even those who seem secure.

Psalm 39:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,

and my lifetime is as nothing before you.

Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah

Psalm 39:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth;

And mine age is as nothing before thee:

Verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Psalm 39:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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 39:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths,

And my age is as nothing before You;

Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.

Selah

Psalm 39:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

You have given me only a short life;

my lifetime is like nothing to you.

Everyone’s life is only a breath.

Selah

Psalm 39:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths;

And my life-time is as nothing before thee:

Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah

Psalm 39:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Behold, thou hast made my days as hand-breadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before thee; verily, every man, even the high placed, is altogether vanity. Selah.

Psalm 39:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Indeed, you have made the length of my days ⸤only⸥ a few inches. 

My life span is nothing compared to yours. 

Certainly, everyone alive is like a whisper in the wind. 

Selah 

Psalm 39:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

You, indeed, have made my days short in length,

and my life span as nothing in Your sight.

Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor. Selah

Psalm 39:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

You have made my days a few handbreadths,

and my lifetime is as nothing in your sight.

Surely everyone stands as a mere breath. Selah

Psalm 39:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Look, you have made my days mere handbreadths,

and my lifespan as nothing next to you.

Surely every person standing firm is complete vanity. Selah

Psalm 39:5 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

You have given me only a few days to live.

My whole life doesn’t seem like anything to you.

No man’s life lasts any longer than a breath. Selah