Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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 saw all the works they did under the sun; and behold, all vanity and striving of the spirit 15 The crooked thing shall not be able to be made straight: and the deficiency shall not be able to be numberd 16 It spake with my heart, saying, Behold, I was magnified, and added wisdom over all that were before me at Jerusalem: and my heart saw much of wisdom and knowledge.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:14

I knew that all which God will do it shall be forever: to it not to be added, and from it not to be taken away: and God doing they shall be afraid from his face.

Ecclesiastes 7:12-13

For in the shadow, wisdom; in the shadow, silver: and the excellence of knowledge is wisdom shall preserve alive those possessing it

Job 11:6

And he shall announce to thee hidden things of wisdom, for they are the double for understanding. And know thou that God will set to thee from thine iniquity.

Job 34:29

And he will give quiet, and who shall disturb? and he will hide the face, and who shall look upon him? and against a nation and against man wholly:

Isaiah 40:4

Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the acclivity was for evenness, and the mountain ranges for a valley:

Lamentations 3:37

Who this saying, And it shall be Jehovah commanding not?

Daniel 4:35

And all the generations of the earth being reckoned as nothing: and doing according to his station in the army of the heavens, and the generations of the earth: and there is none that shall strike upon his hand, and say to him, What didst thou?

Matthew 6:27

Which of you, being anxious, can add one cubit to his size?

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