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Psalm 62:9

9 hSurely men of low degree are 5a vapor,

Men of high degree are a lie;

If they are weighed on the scales,

They are altogether lighter than vapor.

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Psalm 62:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Surely the lowborn are but a breath,

the highborn are but a lie.

If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;

together they are only a breath.

Psalm 62:9 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Those of low estate are but a breath;

those of high estate are a delusion;

in the balances they go up;

they are together lighter than a breath.

Psalm 62:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie:

To be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psalm 62:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind,

and the powerful are not what they appear to be.

If you weigh them on the scales,

together they are lighter than a breath of air.

Psalm 62:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

The least of people are only a breath,

and even the greatest are just a lie.

On the scales, they weigh nothing;

together they are only a breath.

Psalm 62:9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie:

In the balances they will go up;

They are together lighter than vanity.

Psalm 62:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together lighter than vanity.

Psalm 62:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Common people are only a whisper in the wind. 

Important people are only a delusion. 

When all of them are weighed on a scale, they amount to nothing. 

They are less than a whisper in the wind. 

Psalm 62:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Men are only a vapor;

exalted men, an illusion.

Weighed in the scales, they go up;

together they are less than a vapor.

Psalm 62:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Those of low estate are but a breath,

those of high estate are a delusion;

in the balances they go up;

they are together lighter than a breath.

Psalm 62:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Only a vapor are men of low degree,

a deception are men of high degree.

Weighed in a balance,

together they are lighter than a vapor.

Psalm 62:9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Ordinary people are only a breath.

Important people are not what they seem to be.

If they were weighed on a scale, they wouldn’t amount to anything.

Together they are only a breath.

Psalm 62:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie;

In the balances they go up;

They are together lighter than breath.


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