Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 set my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is like grasping the wind. 18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.



Cross References

Job 28:28

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Ecclesiastes 2:15

Then said I in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so it happens even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 2:23

For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart takes not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

Ecclesiastes 7:16

Be not overly righteous; neither make yourself overly wise: why should you destroy yourself?

Ecclesiastes 12:12-13

And further, my son, be admonished by these: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

James 3:13-17

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good life his works with meekness of wisdom.

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