Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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.

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 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. 9 What was, that shall be; and what was done, that shall be done: and not anything new under the sun. 10 Is there a word will be said, See, this is new? This was already to a long time which was before us.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:15

What was, it is already; and what to be, was already; and God will seek him being driven away.

Ecclesiastes 2:12

And I turned to see wisdom, madness, and folly: for what the man that shall come after the king? with those things they did already.

2 Peter 2:1

And also were there false prophets among the people, as also among you shall be false teachers, who shall privately bring in doctrines of perdition, and denying the master having purchased them, having brought upon themselves swift destruction.

Ecclesiastes 6:10

What was, its name was called already, and it was known that it is man: and he shall not be able to contend with the powerful above him.

Ecclesiastes 7:10

Thou shalt not say, Why was it the former days were good above these? for thou didst not ask from wisdom concerning this

Isaiah 43:19

Behold me doing a new thing; now it shall spring forth, shall ye not know it? I will also set a way in the desert, rivers in the waste.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long wilt thou wander about, O daughter turning away? for Jehovah created a new thing in the earth: A female shall go about a male.

Revelation 21:1

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and first earth passed away; and the sea was no more.

Revelation 21:5

And he sitting upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he says to me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

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