“My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,(A)
    and they come to an end without hope.(B)

Read full chapter

for we were born only yesterday and know nothing,(A)
    and our days on earth are but a shadow.(B)

Read full chapter

They spring up like flowers(A) and wither away;(B)
    like fleeting shadows,(C) they do not endure.(D)

Read full chapter

I thought, ‘Age should speak;
    advanced years should teach wisdom.’(A)

Read full chapter

11 My days are like the evening shadow;(A)
    I wither(B) away like grass.

Read full chapter

They are like a breath;(A)
    their days are like a fleeting shadow.(B)

Read full chapter

12 For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days(A) they pass through like a shadow?(B) Who can tell them what will happen under the sun after they are gone?

Read full chapter