Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted.

King James Version

That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

Holman Bible

What is crooked cannot be straightened;
what is lacking cannot be counted.

International Standard Version

What is crooked cannot be made straight; what is not there cannot be counted.

A Conservative Version

That which is crooked cannot be made straight, and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

American Standard Version

That which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

Amplified

What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is defective and lacking cannot be counted.

Bible in Basic English

That which is bent may not be made straight, and that which is not there may not be numbered.

Darby Translation

That which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

Julia Smith Translation

The crooked thing shall not be able to be made straight: and the deficiency shall not be able to be numberd

King James 2000

That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is lacking cannot be numbered.

Lexham Expanded Bible

What is twisted cannot be straightened, and what is lacking cannot be counted.

Modern King James verseion

What is crooked cannot be made straight; and that lacking cannot be numbered.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The crooked cannot be made straight, and the faults cannot be numbered.

NET Bible

What is bent cannot be straightened, and what is missing cannot be supplied.

New Heart English Bible

That which is crooked can't be made straight; and that which is lacking can't be counted.

The Emphasized Bible

That which is crooked, cannot be straight, - and, that which is wanting, cannot be reckoned.

Webster

That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

World English Bible

That which is crooked can't be made straight; and that which is lacking can't be counted.

Youngs Literal Translation

A crooked thing one is not able to make straight, and a lacking thing is not able to be numbered.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194
Usage: 194

תּקן 
Taqan 
Usage: 3

and that which is wanting
חסרון 
Checrown 
Usage: 1

References

Verse Info

Context Readings

Qohelet Introduces His Quest

14 I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind. 15 What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted. 16 I said to myself, “Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge.”



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:14

I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.

Ecclesiastes 7:12-13

For wisdom is protection just as money is protection,
But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.

Job 11:6

And show you the secrets of wisdom!
For sound wisdom has two sides.
Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.

Job 34:29

When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him,
That is, in regard to both nation and man?—

Isaiah 40:4

“Let every valley be lifted up,
And every mountain and hill be made low;
And let the rough ground become a plain,
And the rugged terrain a broad valley;

Lamentations 3:37

Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass,
Unless the Lord has commanded it?

Daniel 4:35

All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
But He does according to His will in the host of heaven
And among the inhabitants of earth;
And no one can ward off His hand
Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’

Matthew 6:27

And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

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