Psalm 62:9
Lowborn men are but a vapor, the exalted but a lie. Weighed on the scale, they go up; together they are but a vapor.
Cross References
Job 7:16
I loathe my life! I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

Job 11:12
But a witless man can no more become wise than the colt of a wild donkey can be born a man!

Psalm 9:20
Lay terror upon them, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. Selah

Psalm 39:5
You, indeed, have made my days as handbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing before You. Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath. Selah

Psalm 49:2
both low and high, rich and poor alike.

Psalm 89:47
Remember the briefness of my lifespan! For what futility You have created all men!

Psalm 116:11
In my alarm I said, "All men are liars!"

Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Futility of futilities," says the Teacher, "futility of futilities! Everything is futile!"

Isaiah 2:9
So mankind is brought low, and man is humbled--do not forgive them!

Isaiah 40:15
Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are considered a speck of dust on the scales; He lifts up the islands like fine dust.

Isaiah 40:17
All the nations are as nothing before Him; He regards them as nothingness and emptiness.

Daniel 5:27
TEKEL means that you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.

Treasury of Scripture
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.


Psalm 39:5,11
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…

1 Samuel 18:5,7
And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants…

1 Samuel 23:12,19,20
Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up…

of high

Psalm 55:13,14
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance…

Psalm 118:9
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

1 Samuel 18:21-26
And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain…


Daniel 5:27
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.


Isaiah 40:15,17
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing…


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