Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, an error proceeding from the presence of the ruler:

New American Standard Bible

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler—

King James Version

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

International Standard Version

Here's another tragedy that I've observed on earth, a kind of error that comes from an overseer:

A Conservative Version

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceeds from the ruler:

American Standard Version

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

Amplified

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which proceeds from the ruler—

Bible in Basic English

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, like an error which comes by chance from a ruler:

Darby Translation

There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as an error that proceedeth from the ruler:

Julia Smith Translation

There is an evil I saw under the sun as an error going forth from before him having power:

King James 2000

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:

Lexham Expanded Bible

There is an evil I have seen under the sun-- [it is] an error that proceeds from a ruler!

Modern King James verseion

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like a sin which comes from a ruler's presence;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Another plague is there, which I have seen under the sun; namely, the ignorance that is commonly among princes:

NET Bible

I have seen another misfortune on the earth: It is an error a ruler makes.

New Heart English Bible

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, the sort of error which proceeds from the ruler.

The Emphasized Bible

Here was a misfortune I had seen under the sun, - a veritable mistake that was going forth from the presence of one who had power:

Webster

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

World English Bible

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, the sort of error which proceeds from the ruler.

Youngs Literal Translation

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error that goeth out from the ruler,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
There is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

under the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

as an error
שׁגגה 
Sh@gagah 
Usage: 19

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

4 If the ruler’s anger rises against you, don’t leave your place,
for calmness puts great offenses to rest.
5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, an error proceeding from the presence of the ruler: 6 The fool is appointed to great heights,
but the rich remain in lowly positions.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I also observed under the sun: there is wickedness at the place of judgment and there is wickedness at the place of righteousness.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Again, I observed all the acts of oppression being done under the sun. Look at the tears of those who are oppressed; they have no one to comfort them. Power is with those who oppress them; they have no one to comfort them.

Ecclesiastes 4:7

Again, I saw futility under the sun:

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a sickening tragedy I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

Ecclesiastes 6:1

Here is a tragedy I have observed under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity:

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live—after that they go to the dead.

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