Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

So remember your Creator in the days of your youth:Before the days of adversity come,
and the years approach when you will say,
“I have no delight in them”;

New American Standard Bible

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them";

King James Version

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

International Standard Version

So remember your Creator during your youth! Otherwise, troublesome days will come and years will creep up on you when you'll say, "I find no pleasure in them,"

A Conservative Version

Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shall say, I have no pleasure in them,

American Standard Version

Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Amplified

Remember [earnestly] also your Creator [that you are not your own, but His property now] in the days of your youth, before the evil days come or the years draw near when you will say [of physical pleasures], I have no enjoyment in them -- "

Bible in Basic English

Let your mind be turned to your Maker in the days of your strength, while the evil days come not, and the years are far away when you will say, I have no pleasure in them;

Darby Translation

And remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, of which thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth while the evil days do not come nor the years draw near when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Julia Smith Translation

And remember him creating thee in the days of thy youth, till even when the days of evil shall not come, and the years draw near in which thou shalt say, Not to me delight in them;

King James 2000

Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth-- before the days of trouble come and the years draw near when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them!"

Modern King James verseion

Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days do not come, nor the years draw near, when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Remember thy maker in thy youth, before the days of adversity come, and or the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, "I have no pleasure in them";

NET Bible

So remember your Creator in the days of your youth -- before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them";

New Heart English Bible

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw near, when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them;"

The Emphasized Bible

Yet remember thy Creator, in the days of thy vigour, - or ever come in, the days of discomfort, and the years arrive, in which thou shalt say - I have, in them, no pleasure;

Webster

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

World English Bible

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw near, when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them;"

Youngs Literal Translation

Remember also thy Creators in days of thy youth, While that the evil days come not, Nor the years have arrived, that thou sayest, 'I have no pleasure in them.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּרא 
Bara' 
Usage: 54

in the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of thy youth
בּחרים בּחוּרות בּחרות 
B@churowth 
Usage: 3

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

not, nor the years
שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year, not translated, yearly, yearly + , year , live , old ,
Usage: 811

נגע 
Naga` 
Usage: 150

References

Context Readings

Advice To The Young: Life Is Short And Then You Die

1 So remember your Creator in the days of your youth:Before the days of adversity come,
and the years approach when you will say,
“I have no delight in them”;
2 before the sun and the light are darkened,
and the moon and the stars,
and the clouds return after the rain;



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 11:8

Indeed, if a man lives many years,
let him rejoice in them all,
and let him remember the days of darkness, since they will be many.
All that comes is futile.

2 Samuel 19:35

I’m now 80 years old. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or drinks? Can I still hear the voice of male and female singers? Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?

Lamentations 3:27

It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is still young.

Genesis 39:2

The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master.

Psalm 22:9-10

You took me from the womb,
making me secure while at my mother’s breast.

Psalm 34:11

Come, children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 71:17-18

God, You have taught me from my youth,
and I still proclaim Your wonderful works.

Proverbs 8:17

I love those who love me,
and those who search for me find me.

Ecclesiastes 11:10

Remove sorrow from your heart,
and put away pain from your flesh,
because youth and the prime of life are fleeting.

2 Timothy 3:15

and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Genesis 39:8-9

But he refused. “Look,” he said to his master’s wife, “with me here my master does not concern himself with anything in his house, and he has put all that he owns under my authority.

Genesis 39:23

The warden did not bother with anything under Joseph’s authority, because the Lord was with him, and the Lord made everything that he did successful.

1 Samuel 1:28

I now give the boy to the Lord. For as long as he lives, he is given to the Lord.” Then he bowed in worship to the Lord there.

1 Samuel 2:18

The boy Samuel served in the Lord’s presence and wore a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 2:26

By contrast, the boy Samuel grew in stature and in favor with the Lord and with men.

1 Samuel 3:19-21

Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and He fulfilled everything Samuel prophesied.

1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:12-13

So Jesse sent for him. He had beautiful eyes and a healthy, handsome appearance.Then the Lord said, “Anoint him, for he is the one.”

1 Samuel 17:36-37

Your servant has killed lions and bears; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.”

1 Kings 3:6-12

And Solomon replied, “You have shown great and faithful love to Your servant, my father David, because he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and integrity. You have continued this great and faithful love for him by giving him a son to sit on his throne, as it is today.

1 Kings 14:13

All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He alone out of Jeroboam’s house will be put in the family tomb, because out of the house of Jeroboam the Lord God of Israel found something good only in him.

1 Kings 18:12

But when I leave you, the Spirit of the Lord may carry you off to some place I don’t know. Then when I go report to Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. But I, your servant, have feared the Lord from my youth.

2 Chronicles 34:2-3

He did what was right in the Lord’s sight and walked in the ways of his ancestor David; he did not turn aside to the right or the left.

Job 30:2

What use to me was the strength of their hands?
Their vigor had left them.

Psalm 90:10

Our lives last seventy years
or, if we are strong, eighty years.
Even the best of them are struggle and sorrow;
indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.

Proverbs 22:6

Teach a youth about the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Isaiah 26:8

Yes, Yahweh, we wait for You
in the path of Your judgments.
Our desire is for Your name and renown.

Daniel 1:8-9

Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief official not to defile himself.

Daniel 1:17

God gave these four young men knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. Daniel also understood visions and dreams of every kind.

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners consume his strength,
but he does not notice.
Even his hair is streaked with gray,
but he does not notice.

Luke 1:15

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord
and will never drink wine or beer.
He will be filled with the Holy Spirit
while still in his mother’s womb.

Luke 2:40-52

The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him.

Luke 18:16

Jesus, however, invited them: “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

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