Psalms 89:47-48

47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!
48 Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?

Psalms 89:47 in Other Translations

KJV
47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
ESV
47 Remember how short my time is! For what vanity you have created all the children of man!
NLT
47 Remember how short my life is, how empty and futile this human existence!
MSG
47 Remember my sorrow and how short life is. Did you create men and women for nothing but this?
CSB
47 Remember how short my life is. Have You created everyone for nothing?

Psalms 89:47-48 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 89:47-48 In-Context

45 You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame.
46 How long, LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!
48 Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?
49 Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 47:9; S Job 7:7; Psalms 39:5; 1 Peter 1:24
  • 2. S Genesis 5:24; Psalms 22:29; Psalms 49:9
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