Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

All things are wearisome;
Man is not able to tell it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor is the ear filled with hearing.

King James Version

All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Holman Bible

All things are wearisome;
man is unable to speak.
The eye is not satisfied by seeing
or the ear filled with hearing.

International Standard Version

Everything is wearisome, more than man is able to express. The eye is never satisfied by seeing, nor the ear by hearing.

A Conservative Version

All things are full of weariness, man cannot utter [it]. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

American Standard Version

All things are full of weariness; man cannot utter it : the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Amplified


All things are wearisome and all words are frail;
Man cannot express it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor is the ear filled with hearing.

Bible in Basic English

All things are full of weariness; man may not give their story: the eye has never enough of its seeing, or the ear of its hearing.

Darby Translation

All things are full of toil; none can express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Julia Smith Translation

All words becoming weary; man shall not be able to speak: the eye shall not be satisfied to see, and the ear shall not be filled from hearing.

King James 2000

All things are full of weariness; man cannot express it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All things toil continuously; no one can ever finish describing this. The eye is never satisfied with seeing, and the ear is never filled with hearing.

Modern King James verseion

All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All things are so hard, that no man can express them. The eye is not satisfied with sight; the ear is not filled with hearing.

NET Bible

All this monotony is tiresome; no one can bear to describe it: The eye is never satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear ever content with hearing.

New Heart English Bible

All things are full of weariness beyond uttering. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

The Emphasized Bible

All words, are weak, unable is any man to tell, - not satisfied is the eye by seeing, nor filled is the ear with hearing.

Webster

All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

World English Bible

All things are full of weariness beyond uttering. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Youngs Literal Translation

All these things are wearying; a man is not able to speak, the eye is not satisfied by seeing, nor filled is the ear from hearing.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

יגע 
Yagea` 
Usage: 3

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

it the eye
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

is not satisfied
שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

with seeing
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

nor the ear
אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

References

Context Readings

All Toil Is Profitless And Repetitious

7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, there they return again. 8 All things are wearisome;
Man is not able to tell it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor is the ear filled with hearing.
9 The thing that has been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun.



Cross References

Proverbs 27:20

Sheol and hell are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

It is the man who is alone, without a successor, who has neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity and sore travail.

Psalm 63:5

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips

Proverbs 30:15-16

The horseleach has two daughters, which are called, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Ecclesiastes 2:11

At last I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For God gives to the man that is good in his sight wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to the one that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 4:1-4

So I returned and considered all the violence that is done under the sun and behold the tears of such as are oppressed, and they have no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but the oppressed had no comforter.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

He that loves money shall not be satisfied with money; nor he that loves abundance with increase; this is also vanity.

Ecclesiastes 7:24-26

That which has been is far off and that which is exceeding deep, who can find it out?

Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Romans 8:22-23

For we now know that all the creatures groan together and travail in pain together until now.

Revelation 7:16-17

They shall hunger no more neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun be thrust upon them nor any other heat.

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