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.
King James Version
4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.Read full chapter