Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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 Furthermore, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; and he pondered and searched out and arranged many proverbs. 10 The Preacher sought to find delightful words, even to write correctly words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are like [prodding] goads, and these collected sayings are [firmly fixed in the mind] like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.


Cross References

Proverbs 1:1-6

The proverbs (truths obscurely expressed, maxims) of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

Proverbs 8:6-10


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

Proverbs 15:23


A man has joy in giving an appropriate answer,
And how good and delightful is a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!

Proverbs 15:26


Evil plans and thoughts of the wicked are exceedingly vile and offensive to the Lord,
But pure words are pleasant words to Him.

Proverbs 16:21-24


The wise in heart will be called understanding,
And sweet speech increases persuasiveness and learning [in both speaker and listener].

Proverbs 22:17-21


Listen carefully 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 at the right time.

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

Since [as is well known] many have undertaken to compile an orderly account of the things which have been fulfilled among us [by God],

John 3:11

I assure you and most solemnly say to you, we speak only of what we [absolutely] know and testify about what we have [actually] seen [as eyewitnesses]; and [still] you [reject our evidence and] do not accept our testimony.

Colossians 1:5

because of the [confident] hope [of experiencing that] which is reserved and waiting for you in heaven. You previously heard of this hope in the message of truth, the gospel [regarding salvation]

1 Timothy 1:15

This is a faithful and trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance and approval, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost.

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