Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.
Treasury of Scripture
It is. or, For it is. a vapour.
James 1:10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
Job 7:6,7 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope...
Job 9:25,26 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good...
Job 14:1,2 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble...
Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...
Psalm 89:47 Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?
Psalm 90:5-7 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up...
Psalm 102:3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
Isaiah 38:12 My age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life...
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch to prayer.
1 John 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever.
ContextDo Not Boast About Tomorrow
13Go to now, you 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: 14Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. 15For that you ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16But now you rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow.
Darby Bible Translation
ye who do not know what will be on the morrow, (for what is your life? It is even a vapour, appearing for a little while, and then disappearing,)
King James Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
who do not know the thing of the morrow; for what is your life? for it is a vapour that is appearing for a little, and then is vanishing;