Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.

King James Version

The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

Holman Bible

The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and write words of truth accurately.

International Standard Version

The Teacher searched to find appropriate expressions, and what is written here is right and truthful.

A Conservative Version

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly--words of truth.

American Standard Version

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly, even words of truth.

Amplified

The Preacher sought to find delightful words, even to write correctly words of truth.

Bible in Basic English

The Preacher made search for words which were pleasing, but his writing was in words upright and true.

Darby Translation

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words; and that which was written is upright, words of truth.

Julia Smith Translation

The preacher sought to find words: of delight: and that written was straight, words of truth.

King James 2000

The preacher sought to find acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The Teacher sought to find delightful words, and he wrote what is upright--truthful words.

Modern King James verseion

The preacher sought to find out pleasing words; and words of truth written by the upright.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

His diligence was to find out acceptable words, right scripture, and the words of truth.

NET Bible

The Teacher sought to find delightful words, and to write accurately truthful sayings.

New Heart English Bible

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.

The Emphasized Bible

The Proclaimer sought to find out words giving delight, and to note down rightly, the words of truth.

Webster

The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

World English Bible

The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.

Youngs Literal Translation

The preacher sought to find out pleasing words, and, written by the upright, words of truth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קהלת 
Qoheleth 
Usage: 7

to find out
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

ישׁר 
Yosher 
Usage: 14

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

Verse Info

Context Readings

Epilogue

9 In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs. 10 The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly. 11 The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.


Cross References

Proverbs 1:1-6

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:

Proverbs 8:6-10

“Listen, for I will speak noble things;
And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in an apt answer,
And how delightful is a timely word!

Proverbs 15:26

Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord,
But pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 16:21-24

The wise in heart will be called understanding,
And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Proverbs 22:17-21

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise,
And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Proverbs 25:11-12

Like apples of gold in settings of silver
Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Ecclesiastes 1:1

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Ecclesiastes 1:12

I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Luke 1:1-4

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us,

John 3:11

Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony.

Colossians 1:5

because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel

1 Timothy 1:15

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.

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