Parallel Verses

NET Bible

He pronounces this blessing on himself while he is alive: "May men praise you, for you have done well!"

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 people praise you when you do well for yourself—

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, --

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

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.

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 he will take nothing with him when he dies; his wealth will not follow him down into the grave. 18 He pronounces this blessing on himself while he is alive: "May men praise you, for you have done well!" 19 But he will join his ancestors; they will never again see the light of day.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 29:19

When such a person hears the words of this oath he secretly blesses himself and says, "I will have peace though I continue to walk with a stubborn spirit." This will destroy the watered ground with the parched.

Luke 12:19

And I will say to myself, "You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!"'

1 Samuel 25:6

Then you will say to my brother, "Peace to you and your house! Peace to all that is yours!

Esther 3:2

As a result, all the king's servants who were at the king's gate were bowing and paying homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded. However, Mordecai did not bow, nor did he pay him homage.

Psalm 10:3

Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.

Hosea 12:8

Ephraim boasts, "I am very rich! I have become wealthy! In all that I have done to gain my wealth, no one can accuse me of any offense that is actually sinful."

Acts 12:20-22

Now Herod was having an angry quarrel with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they joined together and presented themselves before him. And after convincing Blastus, the king's personal assistant, to help them, they asked for peace, because their country's food supply was provided by the king's country.

Revelation 13:3-4

One of the beast's heads appeared to have been killed, but the lethal wound had been healed. And the whole world followed the beast in amazement;

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