Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Psalm 39:6 in English Standard Version "Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!" Job 27:16 Though he heap up silver like dust, and pile up clothing like clay, Ps 49:10 For he sees that even the wise die; the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others. Ec 2:18 I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me, Ec 2:21 because sometimes a person who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave everything to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. Ec 2:26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. Jer 17:11 Like the partridge that gathers a brood that she did not hatch, so is he who gets riches but not by justice; in the midst of his days they will leave him, and at his end he will be a fool. Lu 12:20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 1Co 7:31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. Jas 4:14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.