Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As thou dost not know what is the way of the spirit nor how the bones grow in the womb of her that is with child, even so thou dost not know the works of God who makes 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.

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 that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap. 5 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. 6 In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hand: for you know not which shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both alike shall be good.


Cross References

John 3:8

The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it came, and where it goes: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.

Ecclesiastes 8:17

Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labors to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea moreover; though a wise man thinks to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Job 5:9

Who does great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number:

Job 26:5-14

Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.

Job 36:24-33

Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold.

Job 37:23

As for the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundant justice: he will not afflict.

Job 38:4-30

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

Psalm 40:5

Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are toward us: they cannot be recounted in order unto you: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Psalm 92:5

O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 104:24

O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them all: the earth is full of your riches.

Psalm 139:13-16

For you have formed my inward parts: you have covered me in my mother's womb.

Ecclesiastes 7:24

That which is far off, and exceedingly deep, who can find it out?

Isaiah 40:28

Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

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