Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

That which is has been already and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.

King James Version

That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

Holman Bible

Whatever is, has already been, and whatever will be, already is. God repeats what has passed.

International Standard Version

That which was, now is; and that which will be, already is; and God examines what has already taken place.

American Standard Version

That which is hath been long ago; and that which is to be hath long ago been: and God seeketh again that which is passed away.

Amplified

That which is has already been, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by [so that history repeats itself].

Bible in Basic English

Whatever is has been before, and what is to be is now; because God makes search for the things which are past.

Darby Translation

That which is was long ago, and that which is to be hath already been; and God bringeth back again that which is past.

Julia Smith Translation

What was, it is already; and what to be, was already; and God will seek him being driven away.

King James 2000

That which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requires that which is past.

Lexham Expanded Bible

What is--it already was, and what will be--it already is, for {God will do what he has done.}

Modern King James verseion

That which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requires that which is past.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The thing that hath been, is now; and the thing that is for to come, hath been afore time: for God restoreth again the thing that was past.

NET Bible

Whatever exists now has already been, and whatever will be has already been; for God will seek to do again what has occurred in the past.

New Heart English Bible

That which is has been long ago, and that which is to be has been long ago: and God seeks again that which is passed away.

The Emphasized Bible

That which was, already, had been, and, that which shall be, already, shall have been, - but, God, seeketh that which hath been chased away.

Webster

That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

World English Bible

That which is has been long ago, and that which is to be has been long ago: and God seeks again that which is passed away.

Youngs Literal Translation

What is that which hath been? already it is, and that which is to be hath already been, and God requireth that which is pursued.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּבר 
K@bar 
Usage: 9

and that which is to be hath already
כּבר 
K@bar 
Usage: 9

been and God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

References

Hastings

Verse Info

Context Readings

No One Understands God's Mysterious Plan

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. 16 And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

That which has been is that which shall be, and that which has been done is that which shall be done. And there is no new thing under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 6:10

Whatever has been, the name of it was given long ago, and it is know what man is. Neither can he contend with him who is mightier than he.

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