The Passion Translation
5 What a brief time you’ve given me to live![a]
Compared to you my lifetime is nothing at all!
Nothing more than a puff of air, I’m gone so swiftly.
So too are the grandest of men;
they are nothing but a fleeting shadow!”
Pause in his presence
6 We live our lives like those living in shadows.[b]
All our activities and energies are spent for things that pass away.
We gather, we hoard, we cling to our things,
only to leave them all behind for who knows who.
7 And now, God,[c] I’m left with one conclusion:
my only hope is to hope in you alone!