Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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.

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 that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind. 15 That which is crooked can't be made straight; and that which is lacking can't be counted. 16 I said to myself, "Behold, I have obtained for myself great wisdom above all who were before me in Jerusalem. Yes, my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge."



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:14

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; and God has done it, that men should fear before him.

Ecclesiastes 7:12-13

For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Job 11:6

that he would show you the secrets of wisdom. For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

Job 34:29

When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,

Isaiah 40:4

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain.

Lamentations 3:37

Who can speak a thing and have it come to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?

Daniel 4:35

All the inhabitants of the earth are regarded as nothing; and he does according to his will in the host of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or tell him, "What have you done?"

Matthew 6:27

"And which of you, by being anxious, can add one cubit to his height?

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