Psalm 34:12
New International Version
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,

New Living Translation
Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous?

English Standard Version
What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good?

Berean Study Bible
Who is the man who delights in life, who desires to see good days?

King James Bible
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

New King James Version
Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good?

New American Standard Bible
Who is the person who desires life And loves length of days, that he may see good?

NASB 1995
Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good?

NASB 1977
Who is the man who desires life, And loves length of days that he may see good?

Amplified Bible
Who is the man who desires life And loves many days, that he may see good?

Christian Standard Bible
Who is someone who desires life, loving a long life to enjoy what is good?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who is the man who delights in life, loving a long life to enjoy what is good?

American Standard Version
What man is he that desireth life, And loveth many days, that he may see good?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who is the man who desires life and loves to see good days?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What man is there that desires life, loving to see good days?

Contemporary English Version
Do you want to live and enjoy a long life?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is the man that desireth life: who loveth to see good days?

English Revised Version
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

Good News Translation
Would you like to enjoy life? Do you want long life and happiness?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Which of you wants a full life? Who would like to live long enough to enjoy good things?

International Standard Version
Who among you desires life, and wants long life in order to see good?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who is the man that desireth life, and loveth days, That he may see good therein?

Literal Standard Version
Who [is] the man that is desiring life? Loving days to see good?

NET Bible
Do you want to really live? Would you love to live a long, happy life?

New Heart English Bible
Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?

World English Bible
Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?

Young's Literal Translation
Who is the man that is desiring life? Loving days to see good?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Taste and See that the LORD is Good
11Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12Who is the man who delights in life, who desires to see good days? 13Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.…

Cross References
1 Peter 3:10
For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.

Ecclesiastes 3:13
and also that every man should eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his labor--this is the gift of God.

Isaiah 65:20
No longer will a nursing infant live but a few days, or an old man fail to live out his years. For the youth will die at a hundred years, and he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed.


Treasury of Scripture

What man is he that desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?

What

Psalm 21:4
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

Psalm 91:16
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Deuteronomy 6:2
That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

that he

Psalm 4:6
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Job 7:7
O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

Ecclesiastes 2:3
I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.









(12) Desireth life.--Better, the man delighting in life. These gnomic sayings are echoes from the book of Proverbs. (See especially Proverbs 4:23.)

Verse 12. - What man is he that desireth life? Like most moralists, David begins with asking men - Do they wish for happiness? If so, and he assumes that it is so (comp. Arist., 'Eth. Nic.,' I. 1. - 7.), then he will point them out the way to it. And loveth many days, that he may see good? Mere life, mere length of days, would not suffice for men, would be no object of desire, unless it were assumed that the days would bring them "good" - in other words, that they would be happy days.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Who
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

is the man
הָ֭אִישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who delights in
הֶחָפֵ֣ץ (he·ḥā·p̄êṣ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2655: Delighting in, having pleasure in

life,
חַיִּ֑ים (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

who desires
אֹהֵ֥ב (’ō·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

to see [many]
לִרְא֥וֹת (lir·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7200: To see

good
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

days?
יָ֝מִ֗ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day


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