Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also he has set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end.

New American Standard Bible

He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

King James Version

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

Holman Bible

He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end.

International Standard Version

He made everything appropriate in its time. He also placed eternity within them yet, no person can fully comprehend what God is doing from beginning to end.

American Standard Version

He hath made everything beautiful in its time: also he hath set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end.

Amplified

He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end.

Bible in Basic English

He has made everything right in its time; but he has made their hearts without knowledge, so that man is unable to see the works of God, from the first to the last.

Darby Translation

He hath made everything beautiful in its time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that man findeth not out from the beginning to the end the work that God doeth.

Julia Smith Translation

He made everything beautiful in his time: also he gave hidden time in their heart, so that man shall not find the work which God did from the beginning and even to the end.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He has made everything suitable in its time. He also has put {the past} in their hearts, yet no one can grasp what God does from the beginning to the end.

Modern King James verseion

He has made everything beautiful in His time; also He has set eternity in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All this hath he ordained marvelous goodly, to every thing his due time. He hath planted ignorance also in the hearts of men, that they should not find out the ground of his works, which he doth from the beginning to the end.

NET Bible

God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time, but he has also placed ignorance in the human heart so that people cannot discover what God has ordained, from the beginning to the end of their lives.

New Heart English Bible

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their hearts, yet so that man can't find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end.

The Emphasized Bible

Everything, hath he made beautiful in its own time, - also, intelligence, hath he put in their heart, without which men could not find out the work which God hath wrought, from the beginning even unto the end.

Webster

He hath made every thing beautiful in its time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

World English Bible

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their hearts, yet so that man can't find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end.

Youngs Literal Translation

The whole He hath made beautiful in its season; also, that knowledge He hath put in their heart without which man findeth not out the work that God hath done from the beginning even unto the end.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
in his time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

the world
עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

so that
בּלי 
B@liy 
not, without, un..., lack of, so that no, corruption
Usage: 56

no man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

the work
מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ecclesiastes 3:11

Devotionals containing Ecclesiastes 3:11

Images Ecclesiastes 3:11

Context Readings

No One Understands God's Mysterious Plan

10 I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men to be employed therewith. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also he has set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

then I beheld all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. Because however much a man labors to seek it out, yet he shall not find it. Yea moreover, though a wise man thinks to know it, yet he

Romans 11:33

O the depth of wealth, both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways beyond finding out!

Genesis 1:31

And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Deuteronomy 32:4

The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice, a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Job 11:7

Can thou find out God by searching? Can thou find out the Almighty to perfection?

Romans 1:28

And just as they did not approve having God in knowledge, God gave them over to an unfit mind, to do things that are not fit;

Job 5:9

who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number,

Psalm 104:24

O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom have thou made them all. The earth is full of thy riches.

Ecclesiastes 7:29

Behold, this only I have found: That God made man upright, but they have sought out many contrivances.

Matthew 11:27

All things were delivered to me by my Father. And no man knows the Son, except the Father, nor does any man know the Father, except the Son, and he to whomever the Son wants to reveal him.

Matthew 13:22

And that which was sown in the thorns, this is he who hears the word, and the care of this age, and the deceitfulness of wealth, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

Mark 7:37

And they were exceedingly astonished, saying, He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf to hear, and the mute to speak.

Romans 1:19-20

because what is knowable of God is apparent in them, for God made it known to them.

Job 37:23

[O] the Almighty, we cannot find him out. He is excellent in power. And in justice and abundant righteousness he will not afflict.

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