Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

That which has been, is that which is to be, and that which has been done, is that which will be done, and there is no new thing under the sun.

New American Standard Bible

That which has been is that which will be,
And that which has been done is that which will be done.
So there is nothing new under the sun.

King James Version

The thing that hath 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.

Holman Bible

What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done;
there is nothing new under the sun.

International Standard Version

Whatever has happened, will happen again; whatever has been done, will be done again. There is nothing new on earth.

A Conservative Version

That which has been is that which shall be, and that which has been done is that which shall be done. And there is no new thing under the sun.

American Standard Version

That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Amplified


That which has been is that which will be [again],
And that which has been done is that which will be done again.
So there is nothing new under the sun.

Darby Translation

That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which will be done: and there is nothing new under the sun.

Julia Smith Translation

What was, that shall be; and what was done, that shall be done: and not anything new under the sun.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

What has been--it is what will be; what has been done--it is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.

Modern King James verseion

That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The thing that hath been, cometh to pass again; and the thing that hath been done, again is done - there is nothing new under the Sun.

NET Bible

What exists now is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing truly new on earth.

New Heart English Bible

That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

The Emphasized Bible

That which hath been, is the same that shall be, and, that which hath been done, is the same that shall be done, - and there is, nothing new, under the sun.

Webster

The thing that hath 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.

World English Bible

That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Youngs Literal Translation

What is that which hath been? it is that which is, and what is that which hath been done? it is that which is done, and there is not an entirely new thing under the sun.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
and there is no new
חדשׁ 
Chadash 
Usage: 53

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ecclesiastes 1:9

References

Context Readings

All Toil Is Profitless And Repetitious

8 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. 9 That which has been, is that which is to be, and that which has been done, is that which will be done, and there is no new thing under the sun. 10 Is there anything of which men say, See, this is new? It has been in the old time which was before us.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:15

Whatever is has been before, and what is to be is now; because God makes search for the things which are past.

Ecclesiastes 2:12

And I went again in search of wisdom and of foolish ways. What may the man do who comes after the king? The thing which he has done before.

2 Peter 2:1

But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it.

Ecclesiastes 6:10

That which is, has been named before, and of what man is there is knowledge. He has no power against one stronger than he.

Ecclesiastes 7:10

Say not, Why were the days which have gone by better than these? Such a question comes not from wisdom.

Isaiah 43:19

See, I am doing a new thing; now it is starting; will you not take note of it? I will even make a way in the waste land, and rivers in the dry country.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long will you go on turning this way and that, O wandering daughter? for the Lord has made a new thing on the earth, a woman changed into a man.

Revelation 21:1

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were gone; and there was no more sea.

Revelation 21:5

And he who is seated on the high seat said, See, I make all things new. And he said, Put it in the book; for these words are certain and true.

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