Psalm 73:4
New International Version
They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.

New Living Translation
They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong.

English Standard Version
For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek.

Berean Study Bible
They have no struggle in their death; their bodies are well-fed.

King James Bible
For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

New King James Version
For there are no pangs in their death, But their strength is firm.

New American Standard Bible
For there are no pains in their death, And their belly is fat.

NASB 1995
For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat.

NASB 1977
For there are no pains in their death; And their body is fat.

Amplified Bible
For there are no pains in their death, Their body is fat and pampered.

Christian Standard Bible
They have an easy time until they die, and their bodies are well fed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have an easy time until they die, and their bodies are well fed.

American Standard Version
For there are no pangs in their death; But their strength is firm.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For there is no sign of reluctance in their death: and they have firmness under their affliction.

Contemporary English Version
They never have to suffer, they stay healthy,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For there is no regard to their death, nor is there strength in their stripes.

English Revised Version
For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

Good News Translation
They do not suffer pain; they are strong and healthy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They suffer no pain. Their bodies are healthy.

International Standard Version
For there is no struggle at their deaths, and their bodies are healthy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For there are no pangs at their death, And their body is sound.

Literal Standard Version
And their might [is] firm.

NET Bible
For they suffer no pain; their bodies are strong and well-fed.

New Heart English Bible
For there are no struggles in their death, but their strength is firm.

World English Bible
For there are no struggles in their death, but their strength is firm.

Young's Literal Translation
And their might is firm.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
3For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 They have no struggle in their death; their bodies are well-fed. 5They are free of the burdens others carry; they are not afflicted like other men.…

Cross References
Psalm 73:3
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:5
They are free of the burdens others carry; they are not afflicted like other men.


Treasury of Scripture

For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

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Psalm 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

Job 21:23,24
One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet…

Job 24:20
The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

firm.

Psalm 17:10
They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.









(4) For there are no bands in their death.--This is quite unintelligible, and does not fairly render the Hebrew, which gives, For there are no bands to their death. And by analogy of the derivation of tormenta from tor queo, we might give the Hebrew word bands the sense of pangs, rendering, "they have a painless death," if such a statement about the wicked were not quite out of keeping with the psalm. The ancient versions give us no help. Some emendation of the text is absolutely necessary. In the only other place it occurs (Isaiah 58:6) the word means specially the bands of a yoke; hence a most ingenious conjecture, which, by only a change of one letter, gives there are no bands to their yoke, i.e., they are "chartered libertines," men of libido effrenata et indomita, a description admirably in keeping with that of the animal grossness in the next clause, "fat is their belly." (Comp. the image of an animal restive from over-feeding, Deuteronomy 32:15; Burgess, Notes on the Hebrew Psalms.)

Strength.--The word is curious, but explained by Arabic cognates to mean belly, possibly from its roundness ("a fair round belly with good capon lined"); from root meaning roll.

Verse 4. - For there are no bands in their death; or, no sufferings (δυσπάθειαι, Aquila; "torments," Cheyne); comp. Job 21:13, "They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave;" and ver. 23, "One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet." Such deaths often happen, and are a severe trial of faith to those who have no firm conviction of the reality of a hereafter. But their strength is firm; literally, their body is plump (Cheyne). But the Authorized Version probably gives the true meaning. They drop into the grave while their strength is still undiminished.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
They have no
אֵ֖ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

struggle
חַרְצֻבּ֥וֹת (ḥar·ṣub·bō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2784: Bond, fetter, pang

in their death;
לְמוֹתָ֗ם (lə·mō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

their bodies
אוּלָֽם׃ (’ū·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 193: The body, powerful

are well-fed.
וּבָרִ֥יא (ū·ḇā·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1277: Fatted, plump


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