Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Because in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow.

New American Standard Bible

Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.

King James Version

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Holman Bible

For with much wisdom is much sorrow;
as knowledge increases, grief increases.

International Standard Version

For with much wisdom there is much sorrow; the more someone adds to knowledge, the more someone adds to grief.

A Conservative Version

For in much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

American Standard Version

For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Amplified

For in much [human] wisdom there is much displeasure and exasperation; increasing knowledge increases sorrow.

Darby Translation

For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Julia Smith Translation

For in abundance of wisdom, abundance of trouble: and he adding knowledge will increase pain.

King James 2000

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For in much wisdom [is] much frustration, and whoever increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Modern King James verseion

For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For where much wisdom is, there is also great travail and disquietness; and the more knowledge a man hath, the more is his care.

NET Bible

For with great wisdom comes great frustration; whoever increases his knowledge merely increases his heartache.

New Heart English Bible

For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

The Emphasized Bible

For, in much wisdom, is much vexation, - and, he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth pain.

Webster

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

World English Bible

For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Youngs Literal Translation

for, in abundance of wisdom is abundance of sadness, and he who addeth knowledge addeth pain.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

כּעשׂ כּעס 
Ka`ac 
Usage: 25

and he that increaseth
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

Verse Info

Context Readings

Qohelet Introduces His Quest

17 And I gave my heart to getting knowledge of wisdom, and of the ways of the foolish. And I saw that this again was desire for wind. 18 Because in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow.



Cross References

Job 28:28

And he said to man, Truly the fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 2:15

Then said I in my heart: As it comes to the foolish man, so will it come to me; so why have I been wise overmuch? Then I said in my heart: This again is to no purpose.

Ecclesiastes 2:23

All his days are sorrow, and his work is full of grief. Even in the night his heart has no rest. This again is to no purpose.

Ecclesiastes 7:16

Be not given overmuch to righteousness and be not over-wise. Why let destruction come on you?

Ecclesiastes 12:12-13

And further, my son, take note of this: of the making of books there is no end, and much learning is a weariness to the flesh.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let no man have a false idea. If any man seems to himself to be wise among you, let him become foolish, so that he may be wise.

James 3:13-17

Who has wisdom and good sense among you? let him make his works clear by a life of gentle wisdom.

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