GOD’S WORD Translation
4 “Teach me, O Lord, about the end of my life.
Teach me about the number of days I have left
so that I may know how temporary my life is.
5 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
6 Each person who walks around is like a shadow.
They are busy for no reason.
They accumulate riches without knowing who will get them.”
New International Version
4 “Show me, Lord, my life’s end
and the number of my days;(A)
let me know how fleeting(B) my life is.(C)
5 You have made my days(D) a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,(E)
even those who seem secure.[a]
- Psalm 39:5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 11.