Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

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 saw all the works which were done under the sun, - and lo! all, was vanity, and a feeding on wind. 15 That which is crooked, cannot be straight, - and, that which is wanting, cannot be reckoned. 16 Spake, I, in my heart, saying, As for me, lo! I have become great, and have gathered wisdom, beyond any one who hath been before me over Jerusalem, - and, my heart, hath seen much wisdom and knowledge:



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:14

I know, that, whatsoever God doeth, the same, shall be age-abiding, unto it, there is nothing to add, and, from it, there is nothing to take away, - and, God, hath done it, that men should stand in awe before him.

Ecclesiastes 7:12-13

For, a protection, is wisdom, and, a protection, is silver, - but, the advantage of knowledge, is, that, wisdom, giveth life to the possessors thereof.

Job 11:6

That he would declare to thee the secrets of wisdom, for they are double to that which actually is, - -Know then that GOD could bring into forgetfulness for thee, a portion of thine iniquity.

Job 34:29

When, he, giveth quiet, who then shall condemn? And, when he hideth his face, who then shall sing of him? whether unto a nation or unto mankind altogether,

Isaiah 40:4

Let, every valley, be exalted, And every mountain and hill, be made low, - And, the steep ground become, level, And, the chain of hills - a plain:

Lamentations 3:37

Who was it that spake, and it was done, when , My Lord, had not commanded?

Daniel 4:35

And, all the inhabitants of the earth, as nothing, are accounted, and, according to his own pleasure, dealeth he - with the army of the heavens, and the inhabitants of the earth, - and none there is who can smite upon his hand, or say to him, What hast thou done?

Matthew 6:27

But who from among you, being anxious, can add to his stature one cubit?

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