Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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

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 One who watches the wind will not sow,
and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap.
5 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.
6 In the morning sow your seed,
and at evening do not let your hand rest,
because you don’t know which will succeed,
whether one or the other,
or if both of them will be equally good.


Cross References

John 3:8

The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

Ecclesiastes 8:17

I observed all the work of God and concluded that man is unable to discover the work that is done under the sun. Even though a man labors hard to explore it, he cannot find it; even if the wise man claims to know it, he is unable to discover it.

Job 5:9

He does great and unsearchable things,
wonders without number.

Job 26:5-14

The departed spirits tremble
beneath the waters and all that inhabit them.

Job 36:24-33

Remember that you should praise His work,
which people have sung about.

Job 37:23

The Almighty—we cannot reach Him—
He is exalted in power!
He will not oppress justice and abundant righteousness,

Job 38:4-30

Where were you when I established the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.

Psalm 40:5

Lord my God, You have done many things—
Your wonderful works and Your plans for us;
none can compare with You.
If I were to report and speak of them,
they are more than can be told.

Psalm 92:5

How magnificent are Your works, Lord,
how profound Your thoughts!

Psalm 104:24

How countless are Your works, Lord!
In wisdom You have made them all;
the earth is full of Your creatures.

Psalm 139:13-16

For it was You who created my inward parts;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Ecclesiastes 7:24

What exists is beyond reach and very deep. Who can discover it?

Isaiah 40:28

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Yahweh is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the whole earth.
He never grows faint or weary;
there is no limit to His understanding.

Romans 11:33

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

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