Ecclesiastes 5:20
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.

King James Bible
For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

Darby Bible Translation
For he will not much remember the days of his life, because God answereth him with the joy of his heart.

World English Bible
For he shall not often reflect on the days of his life; because God occupies him with the joy of his heart.

Young's Literal Translation
For he doth not much remember the days of his life, for God is answering through the joy of his heart.

Ecclesiastes 5:20 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The days will pass smoothly and pleasantly, while he lives in the consciousness of God's favor.

Answereth him - i. e., grants his prayers.

Ecclesiastes 5:20 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Things to be Meditated on as Thou Goest to the Church.
1. That thou art going to the court of the Lord, and to speak with the great God by prayer; and to hear his majesty speak unto thee by his word; and to receive his blessing on thy soul, and thy honest labour, in the six days past. 2. Say with thyself by the way--"As the hart brayeth for the rivers of water, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, even for the living God: When shall I come and appear before the presence of God? For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Solomon's Repentance
Twice during Solomon's reign the Lord had appeared to him with words of approval and counsel--in the night vision at Gibeon, when the promise of wisdom, riches, and honor was accompanied by an admonition to remain humble and obedient; and after the dedication of the temple, when once more the Lord exhorted him to faithfulness. Plain were the admonitions, wonderful the promises, given to Solomon; yet of him who in circumstances, in character, and in life seemed abundantly fitted to heed the charge
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Ecclesiastes 5:19
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