The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Treasury of Scripture
the days, etc. Heb. As for the days of our years, in them are seventy years.
Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years...
Deuteronomy 34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
2 Samuel 19:35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink?...
1 Kings 1:1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he got no heat.
Ecclesiastes 12:2-7 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain...
Psalm 78:39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passes away, and comes not again.
Job 14:10 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he?
Job 24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other...
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...
Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...
James 4:14 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...
ContextLord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place
1Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. 3You turn man to destruction; and say, Return, you children of men. 4For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 5You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up. 6In the morning it flourishes, and grows up; in the evening it is cut down, and wither. 7For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled. 8You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance. 9For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. 10The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath. 12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. 13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants. 14O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15Make us glad according to the days wherein you have afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. 16Let your work appear to your servants, and your glory to their children. 17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you the work of our hands on us; yes, the work of our hands establish you it.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away.
the days of our years in them are threescore and ten years. But if in the strong they be fourscore years: and what is more of them is labour and sorrow. For mildness is come upon us: and we shall be corrected.
Darby Bible Translation
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if, by reason of strength, they be fourscore years, yet their pride is labour and vanity, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
King James Bible
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Young's Literal Translation
Days of our years, in them are seventy years, And if, by reason of might, eighty years, Yet is their enlargement labour and vanity, For it hath been cut off hastily, and we fly away.