Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “all is vanity!”

King James Version

Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

Holman Bible

“Absolute futility,” says the Teacher. “Everything is futile.”

International Standard Version

"Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Everything is pointless."

A Conservative Version

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, all is vanity.

American Standard Version

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.

Amplified

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. “All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity (futility).”

Bible in Basic English

All things are to no purpose, says the Preacher, all is to no purpose.

Darby Translation

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher: all is vanity.

Julia Smith Translation

Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity.

King James 2000

Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; all is vanity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Vanity of vanity!" says the Teacher. "Everything [is] vanity!"

Modern King James verseion

Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; all is vanity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All is but vanity - sayeth the preacher - all is but plain vanity.

NET Bible

"Absolutely futile!" laments the Teacher, "All of these things are futile!"

New Heart English Bible

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher. All is vanity.

The Emphasized Bible

Vanity of vanities, saith the Proclaimer, all, is vanity.

Webster

Vanity of vanities saith the preacher; all is vanity.

World English Bible

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher. "All is vanity!"

Youngs Literal Translation

Vanity of vanities, said the preacher, the whole is vanity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

the preacher
קהלת 
Qoheleth 
Usage: 7

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Motto Restated

7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. 8 Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “all is vanity!” 9 In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher,
Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.”

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:17

So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 8:8

No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death; and there is no discharge in the time of war, and evil will not deliver those who practice it.

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