Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified


The wind blows toward the south,
Then circles toward the north;
The wind circles and swirls endlessly,
And on its circular course the wind returns.

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.

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

Verse Info

Context Readings

All Toil Is Profitless And Repetitious

5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to its place where it ariseth. 6 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. 7 All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; unto the place whither the rivers go, thither they go again.



Cross References

John 3:8

The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Job 37:9

Out of the chamber of the south cometh the storm, And cold out of the north.

Job 37:17

How thy garments are warm, When the earth is still by reason of the south wind ?

Psalm 107:25

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, Which lifteth up the waves thereof.

Psalm 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm, So that the waves thereof are still.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

As thou knowest not what is the way of the wind, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child; even so thou knowest not the work of God who doeth all.

Jonah 1:4

But Jehovah sent out a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.

Matthew 7:24

Every one therefore that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock:

Matthew 7:27

and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.

Acts 27:13-15

And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close in shore.

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