Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.

King James Version

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

Holman Bible

Gusting to the south, turning to the north, turning, turning, goes the wind, and the wind returns in its cycles.

International Standard Version

The wind blows southward, then northward, constantly circulating, and the wind comes back again in its courses.

A Conservative Version

The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually in its course, and the wind returns again to its circuits.

American Standard Version

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it turneth about continually in its course, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

Amplified

The wind goes to the south and circles about to the north; it circles and circles about continually, and on its circuit the wind returns again.

Bible in Basic English

The wind goes to the south, turning back again to the north; circling round for ever.

Darby Translation

The wind goeth towards the south, and turneth about towards the north: it turneth about continually, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wind goes toward the south and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to its circuits.

Julia Smith Translation

Going to the south and turning round about to the north, it turned round about; the wind turned round about, going, and the wind turned back upon its circuits.

King James 2000

The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to its circuit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wind goes to the south and goes around to the north; around and around it goes, and on its circuit the wind returns.

Modern King James verseion

The wind goes toward the south, and it turns around to the north; it whirls around continually; and the wind returns on its circuits.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The wind goeth toward the South and turneth unto the North, fetcheth his compass, whirleth about, and goeth forth and returneth again to his circuits from whence he did come.

NET Bible

The wind goes to the south and circles around to the north; round and round the wind goes and on its rounds it returns.

New Heart English Bible

The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses.

The Emphasized Bible

Going unto the south, and circling unto the north, - circling, circling continually, is, the wind, and, over its own circuits, returneth the wind.

Webster

The wind goeth towards the south, and turneth about to the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to its circuits.

World English Bible

The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses.

Youngs Literal Translation

Going unto the south, and turning round unto the north, turning round, turning round, the wind is going, and by its circuits the wind hath returned.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

דּרום 
Darowm 
Usage: 17

סבב 
Cabab 
Usage: 157

unto the north
צפן צפון 
Tsaphown 
Usage: 153

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

and the wind
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Context Readings

All Toil Is Profitless And Repetitious

5 Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there again. 6 Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns. 7 All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again.



Cross References

John 3:8

"The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

Job 37:9

"Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.

Job 37:17

You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?

Psalm 107:25

For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea.

Psalm 107:29

He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.

Jonah 1:4

The LORD hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the sea so that the ship was about to break up.

Matthew 7:24

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 7:27

"The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell--and great was its fall."

Acts 27:13-15

When a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing along Crete, close inshore.



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