New Living Translation
God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:20 Remember - So as to disquiet himself. The days - The troubles; days being put here for evil, or, sad days. Answereth - His desires, in giving him solid joy and comfort.
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