Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

I know that, whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it. And God has done it that men should fear before him.

New American Standard Bible

I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.

King James Version

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Holman Bible

I know that all God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it. God works so that people will be in awe of Him.

International Standard Version

I have concluded that everything that God undertakes will last for eternity nothing can be added to it nor taken away from it and that God acts this way so that people will fear him.

American Standard Version

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it; and God hath done it, that men should fear before him.

Amplified

I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor can anything be taken from it, for God does it so that men will fear and worship Him [with awe-filled reverence, knowing that He is God].

Bible in Basic English

I am certain that whatever God does will be for ever. No addition may be made to it, nothing may be taken from it; and God has done it so that man may be in fear before him.

Darby Translation

I know that whatever God doeth, it shall be for ever; there is nothing to be added to it, nor anything to be taken from it; and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Julia Smith Translation

I knew that all which God will do it shall be forever: to it not to be added, and from it not to be taken away: and God doing they shall be afraid from his face.

King James 2000

I know that, whatsoever God does, it shall be forever: nothing can be added to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God does it, that men should fear before him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I know everything God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing can be taken from it, for God so acts that humans might stand in awe before him.

Modern King James verseion

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; and God does it so that they fear before Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I considered also that whatsoever God doth, it continueth forever, and that nothing can be put unto it, nor taken from it: And that God doth it to the intent that men should fear him.

NET Bible

I also know that whatever God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken away from it. God has made it this way, so that men will fear him.

New Heart English Bible

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; and God has done it, that men should fear before him.

The Emphasized Bible

I know, that, whatsoever God doeth, the same, shall be age-abiding, unto it, there is nothing to add, and, from it, there is nothing to take away, - and, God, hath done it, that men should stand in awe before him.

Webster

I know that, whatever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be added to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

World English Bible

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; and God has done it, that men should fear before him.

Youngs Literal Translation

I have known that all that God doth is to the age, to it nothing is to be added, and from it nothing is to be withdrawn; and God hath wrought that they do fear before Him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

it shall be for ever
עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

can be put
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

to it, nor any thing taken
גּרע 
Gara` 
Usage: 22

from it and God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Context Readings

No One Understands God's Mysterious Plan

13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor. [It] is the gift of God. 14 I know that, whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it. And God has done it that men should fear before him. 15 That which is, has been long ago, and that which is to be, has long ago been. And God seeks again that which has passed away.



Cross References

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect endowment is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation nor shadow of turning.

Psalm 33:11

The counsel of LORD stands fast forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Psalm 64:9

And all men shall fear. And they shall declare the work of God, and shall wisely consider of his doing.

Psalm 76:10

Surely the inward thought of man shall praise thee, even the residue of inward thought will observe a festival to thee.

Psalm 119:90-91

Thy faithfulness is to all generations. Thou have established the earth, and it abides.

Proverbs 19:21

There are many devices in a man's heart, but the counsel of LORD, that shall stand.

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against LORD.

Proverbs 30:6

Add thou not to his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Ecclesiastes 5:7

For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, and in many words. But fear thou God.

Ecclesiastes 7:18

It is good that thou should take hold of this, yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand. For he who fears God shall come forth from them all.

Ecclesiastes 8:12-13

Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and prolongs his [days], yet surely I know that it shall be well with those who fear God, who fear before him.

Isaiah 10:12-15

Therefore it shall come to pass, that, when LORD has performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

Isaiah 46:10

declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure,

Isaiah 59:18-19

According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, wrath to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies. He will repay recompense to the islands.

Daniel 4:34-35

And at the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me. And I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honored him who lives forever. For his dominion is an everlasting domini

Daniel 8:8

And the he-goat magnified himself exceedingly. And when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and instead of it there came up four notable [horns] toward the four winds of heaven.

Daniel 11:2-4

And now I will show thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia, and the fourth shall be far richer than them all. And when he has grown strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm o

John 19:10-11

Pilate therefore says to him, Thou do not speak to me? Know thou not that I have authority to crucify thee, and I have authority to release thee?

John 19:28-37

After this, Jesus, having seen that all things are now completed, so that the scripture might be fully complete, says, I thirst.

Acts 2:23

this man, having been designated (by the purpose and foreknowledge of God) a man delivered up, ye, having taken by lawless hands, killed, having crucified,

Acts 4:28

to do as many things as thy hand and thy purpose predetermined to happen.

Acts 5:39

but if it is from God, ye cannot overthrow it, and perhaps ye may be found to be fighting against God.

Romans 11:36

Because from him, and through him, and for him, are all things. To him is the glory into the ages. Truly.

Ephesians 3:11

according to the purpose of the ages, which he made in Christ Jesus our Lord,

Titus 1:2

in hope of eternal life, which the non-lying God promised before times eternal,

Revelation 15:4

Who will, no, not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name, because thou alone are holy? Because all the nations will come and worship before thee, because thy righteous deeds were made known.

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