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Ecclesiastes 5:20

    Ecclesiastes 5:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5:20

    For he shall not much remember - The person who acts in this way, extracts all the good requisite from life. He passes through things temporal so as not to lose those that are eternal: -

    "Calm and serene, the road of life to him,

    Or long or short, rugged or smooth, with thorns

    O'erspread, or gay with flowers, is but a road.

    Such fare as offers grateful he accepts,

    And smiling to his native home proceeds."

    C.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 5:20

    The days will pass smoothly and pleasantly, while he lives in the consciousness of God's favor.

    Answereth him - i. e., grants his prayers.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.