Parallel Verses

King James 2000

I have seen the task, which God has given to the sons of men to be occupied in it.

New American Standard Bible

I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.

King James Version

I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

Holman Bible

I have seen the task that God has given people to keep them occupied.

International Standard Version

I have observed the burdens placed by God on human beings in order to perfect them.

A Conservative Version

I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men to be employed therewith.

American Standard Version

I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.

Amplified

I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves.

Bible in Basic English

I saw the work which God has put on the sons of man.

Darby Translation

I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of men to toil in.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men that they may be occupied in it.

Julia Smith Translation

I saw the labor which God gave to the sons of man to be humbled in it

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have seen the busyness God gives to {humans} to preoccupy them.

Modern King James verseion

I have seen the task which God has given to the sons of men to be humbled by it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For as touching the travail and carefulness which God hath given unto men, I see that he hath given it them, to be exercised in it.

NET Bible

I have observed the burden that God has given to people to keep them occupied.

New Heart English Bible

I have seen the burden which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.

The Emphasized Bible

I looked at the employment which God hath given to the sons of men, to work therein:

Webster

I have seen the labor, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

World English Bible

I have seen the burden which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.

Youngs Literal Translation

I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of man to be humbled by it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

the travail
ענין 
`inyan 
Usage: 8

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

to the sons

Usage: 0

of men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

to be exercised
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 83

References

Fausets

Verse Info

Context Readings

No One Understands God's Mysterious Plan

9 What profit has he that works in that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the task, which God has given to the sons of men to be occupied in it. 11 He has made every thing beautiful in its time: also he has put eternity in men's hearts, so that no man can find out the work that God does from the beginning to the end.



Cross References

Genesis 3:19

In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he gives the work of gathering and heaping up, only that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping of the wind.

Ecclesiastes 1:13-14

And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this severe burden has God given to the sons of man to be afflicted with.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you remember, brethren, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be a burden unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you:

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