Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

Though while he lived he blessed his soul?and men 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 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.

NET Bible

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

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 praise you when you do well for yourself? 19 he shall go to the generation of his fathers. They shall never see the light.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 29:19

and it happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, "I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart, to destroy the moist with the dry."

Luke 12:19

I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'

1 Samuel 25:6

You shall tell him, 'Long life to you. Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.

Esther 3:2

All the king's servants who were in the king's gate bowed down, and paid homage to Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay him homage.

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns the LORD.

Hosea 12:8

Ephraim said, "Surely I have become rich, I have found myself wealth. In all my wealth they won't find in me any iniquity that is sin."

Acts 12:20-22

Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. They came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus, the king's personal aide, their friend, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king's country for food.

Revelation 13:3-4

One of his heads looked like it had been wounded fatally. His fatal wound was healed, and the whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.

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