Psalms 49:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Though whiles he liued, he blessed his soule: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thy selfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Though while he lives he congratulates himself-- And though {men} praise you when you do well for yourself--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Though while he lived he blessed his soul (And men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,)
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

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

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

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

(49:19) Though while he lived he blessed his soul: 'Men will praise thee, when thou shalt do well to thyself';
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 49:18


49:18 Blessed - He applauded himself as an happy man. Men - And as he flatters himself, so parasites flatter him for their own advantage. When - When thou dost indulge thyself, and advance thy worldly interest.


Discussion for Psalms 49:18

  • REBECCA for verse 18
    I want to congratulate a man who has done very well for himself.He's not just a man but a very young man in his early 30's.I really appreciate and admire his achievements.

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