13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” 16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
What is our life?
What is secure in our life?
We are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
We are merely a vapor, like a puff of smoke or a wisp of steam from a cooking pot, that is visible for a little while and then vanishes into thin air.
Therefore, we ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
Therefore, we ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and we will do this or that.”