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New International Version
Though while they live they count themselves blessed-- and people praise you when you prosper--
New Living Translation
In this life they consider themselves fortunate and are applauded for their success.
English Standard Version
For though, while he lives, he counts himself blessed—and though you get praise when you do well for yourself—
Berean Study Bible
Though in his lifetime he blesses his soul—and men praise you when you prosper—
King James Bible
Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
New King James Version
Though while he lives he blesses himself (For men will praise you when you do well for yourself),
New American Standard Bible
Though while he lives he congratulates himself— And though people praise you when you do well for yourself—
Though while he lives he congratulates himself-- And though men praise you when you do well for yourself--
Though while he lives he congratulates himself— And though men praise you when you do well for yourself—
Though while he lives he counts himself happy and prosperous— And though people praise you when you do well for yourself—
Christian Standard Bible
Though he blesses himself during his lifetime — and you are acclaimed when you do well for yourself —
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though he praises himself during his lifetime-- and people praise you when you do well for yourself--
American Standard Version
Though while he lived he blessed his soul (And men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,)
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he blesses his soul in his life, he will acknowledge you when you bless him.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
For his soul shall be blessed in his life: he shall give thanks to thee when thou dost well to him.
Contemporary English Version
We humans are praised when we do well, and all of us are glad to be alive.
For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.
English Revised Version
Though while he lived he blessed his soul, and men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,
Good News Translation
Even if someone is satisfied with this life and is praised because he is successful,
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though he blesses himself while he is alive (and they praise you when you do well for yourself),
International Standard Version
although he considers himself blessed while he's alive. Though people praise you for doing well,
JPS Tanakh 1917
Though while he lived he blessed his soul: 'Men will praise thee, when thou shalt do well to thyself';
Literal Standard Version
For he blesses his soul in his life "" (And they praise you when you do well for yourself).
He pronounces this blessing on himself while he is alive: "May men praise you, for you have done well!"
New Heart English Bible
Though while he lived he blessed his soul--and men praise you when you do well for yourself--
World English Bible
Though while he lived he blessed his soul-- and men praise you when you do well for yourself--
Young's Literal Translation
For his soul in his life he blesseth, (And they praise thee when thou dost well for thyself.)
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Evanescence of Wealth
…17For when he dies, he will carry nothing away; his abundance will not follow him down. 18Though in his lifetime he blesses his soul— and men praise you when you prosper — 19he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light of day.…
Then I will say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!"'
because when such a person hears the words of this oath, he invokes a blessing on himself, saying, 'I will have peace, even though I walk in the stubbornness of my own heart.' This will bring disaster on the watered land as well as the dry.
For the wicked man boasts in the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
He says to himself, "I will not be moved; from age to age I am free of distress."
For his eyes are too full of conceit to detect or hate his own sin.
This is the fate of the self-confident and their followers who endorse their sayings. Selah
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them.
Look at the proud one; his soul is not upright--but the righteous will live by faith--
Treasury of Scripture
Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well to yourself.
while he lived [heb.
Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:
Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.
Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
1 Samuel 25:6 And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
Esther 3:2 And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.
Acts 12:20-22 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country…
Though, while he lived. . . .--This is abundantly illustrated by our Lord's parable of the rich fool (Luke 12:19; comp. Deuteronomy 29:19).
And men will.--Rather, and though men praise thee, &c. "Although prosperity produces self-gratulation, and procures the homage of the world as well, yet," &cVerse 18. - Though while he lived he blessed his soul (comp. Psalm 10:3; Luke 12:19). He thought himself happy, and congratulated himself on his good fortune. And men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself. A parenthetic remark. Not only do such men congratulate themselves, but the world's applause follows on them. So long as they are well-to-do, and keep themselves in the forefront of the battle of life, they will have "honour, reverence, and troops of friends," who will admire them and flatter them.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction
in his lifetime
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion
and men praise
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing
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