Life Is But a Walking Shadow – Is It Bible or Not?

I went to a funeral this week, which as you would expect, got me to thinking about the brevity of life. There are so many life is short quotes out there! Some from the Bible…and some Not. Can you tell which of the following quotes are from the Bible?

QUOTE    BIBLE     NOT!
Life is but a walking shadow.

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As for man, his days are like grass.

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Life is but a fleeting moment.

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Death smiles at us all, All a man can do is smile back.

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Surely every man is a mere breath.

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For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

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DON’T SCROLL DOWN YET! See if you can get these right before looking at the answers are below.
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OK, here are the answers and sources to today’s life is short quotes.

QUOTE    BIBLE     NOT!
Life is but a walking shadow.    
As for man, his days are like grass.  √  
Life is but a fleeting moment.    √
Death smiles at us all, All a man can do is smile back.    √
Surely every man is a mere breath.  √  
For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.  √  

 

“Life is but a walking shadow”. – William Shakespeare – Macbeth

“As for man, his days are like grass”. – Psalm 103:15 NKJV

“Life is but a fleeting moment”. – Anonymous

“Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back”. – Gladiator Movie – 2000

“Surely every man is a mere breath”. – Psalm 39:11 NAS

“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away”. – James 4:14 NKJV

Bonus quote! (how silly is that?)

“Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Comments

Life Is But a Walking Shadow – Is It Bible or Not? — 2 Comments

  1. I had ‘em all right, except the one you threw at me with the NAS. Not that I want credit for anything, mind you… :-) and for sure I didn’t know where any of them came from… other than B or N.

  2. Psalm 39:6 is probably where good ol’ Shakes got his quote:
    “We are merely moving shadows,and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.”

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