Ecclesiastes 5:20

“For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For he shall not much remember the dayes of his life: because God answereth him in the ioy of his heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth `him' in the joy of his heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will not give much thought to the days of his life; because God lets him be taken up with the joy of his heart.
- Basic English Bible

For he will not much remember the days of his life, because God answereth [him] with the joy of his heart.
- Darby Bible

For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.
- Webster's Bible

For he shall not often reflect on the days of his life; because God occupies him with the joy of his heart.
- World English Bible

For he doth not much remember the days of his life, for God is answering through the joy of his heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:19) For let him remember the days of his life that they are not many; for God answereth him in the joy of his heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 5:20


5:20 Remember - So as to disquiet himself. The days - The troubles; days being put here for evil, or, sad days. Answereth - His desires, in giving him solid joy and comfort.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 5:20

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