Ecclesiastes 9:1



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New American Standard Bible

For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.

King James Version

For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

International Standard Version

In light of all of this, I committed myself to explain it this way: the righteous and the wise, along with everything they do, are in the hands of God. Furthermore, as to love and hate, no human being knows everything concerning them.

A Conservative Version

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God. No man understands, either love or hatred. All is before them.

American Standard Version

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it be love or hatred, man knoweth it not; all is before them.

Amplified

For all this I took to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) and the wise and their works are in the hands of God. Whether it is to be love or hatred no man knows; all that is before them.

Bible in Basic English

All this I took to heart, and my heart saw it all: that the upright and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; and men may not be certain if it will be love or hate; all is to no purpose before them.

Darby Translation

For all this I laid to my heart and indeed to investigate all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; man knoweth neither love nor hatred: all is before them.

Holman Bible

Indeed, I took all this to heart and explained it all: the righteous, the wise, and their works are in God's hands. People don't know whether [to expect] love or hate. Everything lies ahead of them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Certainly I applied my heart unto all of this that I might declare all of this: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; no man knows either love or hatred by all that passes before them.

Julia Smith Translation

For all this I gave to my heart, and to examine all this, that the just and the wise and their works are in the hand of God: also love, also hatred, no man shall know of all before them.

King James 2000

For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So all this I laid to my heart, and I concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their deeds, [are] in the hand of God. So no one knows anything that will [come] to them, whether [it will be] love or hatred.

Modern King James verseion

For all this I took to heart, even to make all this clear, that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. No man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For all these things purposed I in my mind to seek out. The righteous and wise, yea and their servants also are in the hand of God: and there is no man that knoweth either love or hate, but all things are before them.

NET Bible

So I reflected on all this, attempting to clear it all up. I concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their works, are in the hand of God; whether a person will be loved or hated -- no one knows what lies ahead.

New Heart English Bible

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn't know it; all is before them.

New simplified Bible

I considered all this in my heart and declared that the righteous and their works are in the hand of God. No man knows if love or hatred awaits him in the future.

The Emphasized Bible

For, unto all this, I applied my heart, and, my heart, considered all this, that, the righteous and the wise and their servants, were in the hand of God, - neither love nor hatred, could any man know, every one, was before Him.

Webster

For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

World English Bible

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn't know it; all is before them.

Youngs Literal Translation

But all this I have laid unto my heart, so as to clear up the whole of this, that the righteous and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God, neither love nor hatred doth man know, the whole is before them.

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Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
give , put , deliver , made , set , up , lay , grant , suffer , yield , bring , cause , utter , laid , send , recompense , appoint , shew ,
Usage: 2011

in my heart
לב 
Leb 
Usage: 598

בּוּר 
Buwr 
Usage: 1

צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

and the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 1

are in the hand
יד 
Yad 
hand , by , consecrate , him , power , them , places , tenons , thee , coast , side ,
Usage: 1612

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

no man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

גּם 
Gam 
also , as , even , again , and ,
Usage: 761

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

or hatred
שׂנאה 
sin'ah 
Usage: 17

by all that is before
פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

Context Readings

The Same Fate'Death'Awaits Everyone

1 For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him. 2 It is the same for all There is one fate for the righteous and for the wicked; for the good, for the clean and for the unclean; for the man who offers a sacrifice and for the one who does not sacrifice. As the good man is, so is the sinner; as the swearer is, so is the one who is afraid to swear.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 33:3

"Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.

Ecclesiastes 8:14

There is futility which is done on the earth, that is, there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked On the other hand, there are evil men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that this too is futility.

1 Samuel 2:9

"He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.

2 Samuel 15:25-26

The king said to Zadok, "Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the sight of the LORD, then He will bring me back again and show me both it and His habitation.

Job 5:8

"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;

Job 12:10

In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?

Psalm 10:14

You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand The unfortunate commits himself to You; You have been the helper of the orphan.

Psalm 31:5

Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth.

Psalm 37:5-6

Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Psalm 73:3

For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:11-13

They say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?"

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.

Ecclesiastes 1:17

And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 7:15

I have seen everything during my lifetime of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night),

Ecclesiastes 10:14

Yet the fool multiplies words No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.

Isaiah 26:12

LORD, You will establish peace for us, Since You have also performed for us all our works.

Isaiah 49:1-4

Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar The LORD called Me from the womb; From the body of My mother He named Me.

Jeremiah 1:18-19

"Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.

Malachi 3:15-18

'So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'"

John 10:27-30

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

1 Corinthians 3:5-15

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.

2 Timothy 1:12

For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

1 Peter 1:5

who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.



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