Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well for yourself.

New American Standard Bible

Though while he lives he congratulates himself-- And though men praise you when you do well for yourself--

King James Version

Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

Holman Bible

Though he praises himself during his lifetime—
and people 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,

A Conservative Version

Though while he lived he blessed his soul (and men praise thee, when thou do well for thyself),

American Standard Version

Though while he lived he blessed his soul (And men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,)

Amplified

Though while he lives he counts himself happy and prosperous, and though a man gets praise when he does well [for himself],

Bible in Basic English

Though he might have pride in his soul in his life-time, and men will give you praise if you do well for yourself,

Darby Translation

Though he blessed his soul in his lifetime, and men will praise thee when thou doest well to thyself, --

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Though while he lives, his life shall be blessed: and men will praise thee when thou art prosperous.

Julia Smith Translation

For in his living he will praise his soul, (and he will praise thee for thou wilt do good to thyself,)

Lexham Expanded Bible

Though he congratulated his soul while he was living --and [people] will praise you when you do well for yourself--

Modern King James verseion

For in his life he blessed his soul; yea, they praise you when you do well to yourself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For while he lived, he counted himself a happy man; and so long as thou doest well unto thyself, men will speak good of thee.

NET Bible

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?

The Emphasized Bible

For, though, his own self - while he lived, he used to bless, And they will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,

Webster

Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

World English Bible

Though while he lived he blessed his soul -- and men praise you when you do well for yourself --

Youngs Literal Translation

For his soul in his life he blesseth, (And they praise thee when thou dost well for thyself.)

References

Easton

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. 18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well for yourself. 19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 29:19

And it comes to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

Luke 12:19

And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

1 Samuel 25:6

And thus shall you say to him that lives in prosperity, Peace be both to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be unto all that you have.

Esther 3:2

And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and paid homage to Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor paid him homage.

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Hosea 12:8

And Ephraim said, Yet I have become rich, I have found myself wealth: in all my labors they shall find no iniquity in me that is sin.

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 fed by the king's country.

Revelation 13:3-4

And I saw one of his heads as if it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world marveled after the beast.

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