Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.

King James Version

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

Holman Bible

Just as you don’t know the path of the wind,
or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman,
so you don’t know the work of God who makes everything.

International Standard Version

Just as you do not understand the way of the spirit in the womb of a pregnant mother, so also you do not know what God is doing in everything he makes.

A Conservative Version

As thou know not what is the way of the wind, [nor] how the bones [grow] in the womb of her who is with child, even so thou know not the work of God who does all.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

As you know not what is the way of the wind, or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God, Who does all.

Bible in Basic English

As you have no knowledge of the way of the wind, or of the growth of the bones in the body of her who is with child, even so you have no knowledge of the works of God who has made all.

Darby Translation

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, how the bones grow in the womb of her that is with child, even so thou knowest not the work of God who maketh all.

Julia Smith Translation

As thou wilt not know what the way of the spirit, as the bones in the womb of her being filled, so thou shalt not know the work of God who will make all.

King James 2000

As you know 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 you know not the works of God who makes all.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Just as you do not know how the path of the wind [goes], nor how the bones [of a fetus] form in a mother's womb, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

Modern King James verseion

As you do not know what is the way of the spirit, as how the bones grow in the pregnant woman's womb; even so you do not know the works of God who makes all.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now, like as thou knowest not the way of the wind, nor how the bones are filled in a mother's womb: Even so thou knowest not the works of God, which is the workmaster of all.

NET Bible

Just as you do not know the path of the wind, or how the bones form in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

New Heart English Bible

As you do not know what is the way of the wind, nor how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child; even so you do not know the work of God who does all.

The Emphasized Bible

Just as thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, when the body is in the womb of her that is with child, even, so, canst thou not know the work of God, who maketh all.

Webster

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor the structure of the parts of conception in her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

World English Bible

As you don't know what is the way of the wind, nor how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child; even so you don't know the work of God who does all.

Youngs Literal Translation

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, How -- bones in the womb of the full one, So thou knowest not the work of God who maketh the whole.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
not what is the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the spirit
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

nor how the bones
עצם 
`etsem 
Usage: 126

do grow in the womb
בּטן 
Beten 
Usage: 72

of her that is with child
מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 63

not the works
מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 11:5

Context Readings

Living In The Light Of The Limits Of Human Knowledge

4 He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap. 5 Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. 6 Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.


Cross References

John 3:8

The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Ecclesiastes 8:17

and I saw every work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun. Even though man should seek laboriously, he will not discover; and though the wise man should say, “I know,” he cannot discover.

Job 5:9

Who does great and unsearchable things,
Wonders without number.

Job 26:5-14

“The departed spirits tremble
Under the waters and their inhabitants.

Job 36:24-33

“Remember that you should exalt His work,
Of which men have sung.

Job 37:23

“The Almighty—we cannot find Him;
He is exalted in power
And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

Job 38:4-30

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding,

Psalm 40:5

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of them,
They would be too numerous to count.

Psalm 92:5

How great are Your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 104:24

O Lord, how many are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions.

Psalm 139:13-16

For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.

Ecclesiastes 7:24

What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it?

Isaiah 40:28

Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

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