New International Version
They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he shall not much remember - The person who acts in this way, extracts all the good requisite from life. He passes through things temporal so as not to lose those that are eternal: -
"Calm and serene, the road of life to him,
Or long or short, rugged or smooth, with thorns
O'erspread, or gay with flowers, is but a road.
Such fare as offers grateful he accepts,
And smiling to his native home proceeds."
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'As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.'--ECCLES. v. 15. '... Their works do follow them.'--REV. xiv. 13. It is to be observed that these two sharply contrasted texts do not refer to the same persons. The former is spoken of a rich worldling, the latter of 'the dead who die in the Lord.' The unrelieved gloom of the one is as a dark background against which the triumphant assurance of …
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Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,
I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on mankind:
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