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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Chronicles 29:15


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    King James Bible - 1 Chronicles 29:15

    For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

    World English Bible

    For we are strangers before you, and foreigners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no remaining.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Chronicles 29:15

    For we are sojourners before thee, and strangers, as were all our fathers. Our days upon earth are as a shadow, and there is no stay.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding.

    Original Hebrew

    כי
    3588 גרים 1616 אנחנו 587 לפניך 6440 ותושׁבים 8453 ככל 3605 אבתינו 1  כצל 6738  ימינו 3117  על 5921  הארץ 776  ואין 369  מקוה׃ 4723  

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (15) -
    Ge 47:9 Ps 39:12; 119:19 Heb 11:13-16 1Pe 2:11

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 29:15

    Porque nosotros, extranjeros y advenedizos somos delante de ti, como todos nuestros padres; y nuestros días son como sombra sobre la tierra, y no hay otra esperanza.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 29:15

    Verse 15. For we are
    strangers] We have here neither right nor property.

    And sojourners] Lodging as it were for a night, in the mansion of another.

    As were all our fathers] These were, as we are supported by thy bounty, and tenants at will to thee.

    Our days on the earth are as a shadow] They are continually declining, fading, and passing away. This is the place of our sojourning, and here we have no substantial, permanent residence.

    There is none abiding.] However we may wish to settle and remain in this state of things, it is impossible, because every earthly form is passing swiftly away, all is in a state of revolution and decay, and there is no abiding, hwqm mikveh, no expectation, that we shall be exempt from those changes and chances to which our fathers were subjected. "As the shadow of a bird flying in the air [ rywa avir] of heaven, such are our days upon the earth; nor is there any hope to any son of man that he shall live for ever." -Targum.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers , etc.] For though they were in possession of the land of Canaan, yet they held it not in their own right, but as the Lord’s, who said, the land is mine , ( Leviticus 25:23), they were but tenants in it, and were not to abide long here; they belonged to another city and country; the consideration of which might tend to set them loose to worldly things, and the more easily to part with them for the service of God, and the honour of his name: our days on the earth are as a shadow ; man’s life is expressed by days, not months and years, being so short; and by days on earth, in distinction from the days of heaven, or eternity; and these said to be as a shadow, of a short continuance, empty, mutable, and uncertain, dark and obscure, quickly gone, like the shadow of the sun; and not only like that, or of a mountain, tree or wall; but, as the Targum, of a bird that is flying, which passes away at once: and [there is] none abiding ; not long, much less always, being but sojourners as before; so Cato in Cicero is represented as saying, “I depart out of this life as from an inn, and not an house; for nature has given us an inn to sojourn, not a place to dwell in:” or “there is no hope or expectation” f155 ; of living long, of recalling time, and of avoiding death.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 10-19 - We cannot form a right idea of the magnificence of the
    temple, and the buildings around it, about which such quantities of gold and silve were employed. But the unsearchable riches of Christ exceed the splendour of the temple, infinitely more than that surpassed the meanest cottage on earth. Instead of boasting of these large oblations David gave solemn thanks to the Lord. All they gave for the Lord' temple was his own; if they attempted to keep it, death would soon have removed them from it. They only use they could make of it to their rea advantage, was, to consecrate it to the service of Him who gave it.


    Original Hebrew

    כי 3588 גרים 1616 אנחנו 587 לפניך 6440 ותושׁבים 8453 ככל 3605 אבתינו 1  כצל 6738  ימינו 3117  על 5921  הארץ 776  ואין 369  מקוה׃ 4723  


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