Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous man and the wicked man, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

New American Standard Bible

I said to myself, “God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man,” for a time for every matter and for every deed is there.

King James Version

I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Holman Bible

I said to myself, “God will judge the righteous and the wicked, since there is a time for every activity and every work.”

American Standard Version

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Amplified

I said to myself, “God will judge both the righteous and the wicked,” for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and for every deed.

Bible in Basic English

I said in my heart, God will be judge of the good and of the bad; because a time for every purpose and for every work has been fixed by him.

Darby Translation

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Julia Smith Translation

I said in my heart, The just one and the unjust one, God will judge: for a time for every inclination and for every work there.

King James 2000

I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time for every purpose and for every work.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So I said {to myself}, "God will surely judge the righteous and the wicked, for he has appointed a time [of judgment] for every deed and every work."

Modern King James verseion

I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then thought I in my mind, "God shall separate the righteous from the ungodly, and then shall be the time and judgment of all counsels and works."

NET Bible

I thought to myself, "God will judge both the righteous and the wicked; for there is an appropriate time for every activity, and there is a time of judgment for every deed.

New Heart English Bible

I said in my heart, "God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work."

The Emphasized Bible

Said, I, in my heart, Both the righteous and the lawless, will God judge, - for there will be a time for every pursuit, and concerning every work - there.

Webster

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

World English Bible

I said in my heart, "God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work."

Youngs Literal Translation

I said in my heart, 'The righteous and the wicked doth God judge, for a time is to every matter and for every work there.'

Interlinear

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

שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

and the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

for there is a time
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

References

Context Readings

God's Mysterious Plan Allows Injustice To Exist In The World

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. 17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous man and the wicked man, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. 18 I said in my heart, [It is] because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are beasts.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:1

For everything there is a season, and a time for very purpose under heaven:

Matthew 16:27

For the Son of man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his heavenly agents, and then he will reward each man according to his actions.

Genesis 18:25

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay a righteous man with a wicked man, that so the righteous man should be as the wicked man. Far be it from thee. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Psalm 98:9

before LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of the Christ, so that each man may receive back about the things that he did through the body, whether good or bad.

2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

Since it is a righteous thing according to God to repay restriction to those who restrict you,

Ecclesiastes 1:16

I communed with my own heart, saying, Lo, I have gotten for me great wisdom above all who were before me in Jerusalem. Yea, my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure. And, behold, this also was vanity.

Ecclesiastes 8:6

For to every purpose there is a time and decision, although the distress of man is great upon him.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes. But know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgmen

Ecclesiastes 12:14

For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether good or evil.

Jeremiah 29:10-11

For thus says LORD, After seventy years are accomplished for Babylon, I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you in causing you to return to this place.

Daniel 11:40

And at the time of the end, the king of the south shall contend with him, and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships, and he shall enter into the countri

Daniel 12:4

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Daniel 12:9

And he said, Go thy way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed till the time of the end.

Daniel 12:11-13

And from the time that the continual [burnt-offering] shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be a thousand and two hundred and ninety days.

Matthew 25:31-46

But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the holy agents with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.

John 5:22

For neither does the Father judge any man, but he has given all judgment to the Son,

John 5:26-29

For as the Father has life in himself, so also he gave to the Son to have life in himself.

Acts 1:7

And he said to them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father established in his own authority.

Acts 17:31

Because he appointed a day during which he is going to judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he appointed, having provided assurance to all men because he raised him from the dead.

Romans 2:5-10

But according to thy hardness, and thy impenitent heart, thou store up wrath to thyself in the day of wrath, and revelation, and righteous judgment of God,

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore do not judge anything before time, until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make public the deliberations of the hearts. And then praise will come to each man from God.

1 Thessalonians 5:1

But about the times and the seasons, brothers, ye have no need to be written to you.

2 Peter 3:7-8

But now the heavens and the earth, which have been stored up by the same word, are being preserved for fire in a day of judgment and destruction of irreverent men.

Revelation 11:2-3

And leave out the court outside the temple, and do not measure it, because it has been given to the nations. And they will trample the holy city forty-two months.

Revelation 11:18

And the nations were angry. And thy wrath came, and the time of the dead to be judged, and to give the reward to thy bondmen the prophets, and to the sanctified, and to those who fear thy name, the small and the great, and to destr

Revelation 17:12-17

And the ten horns that thou saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings one hour with the beast.

Revelation 20:2

And he seized the dragon, the old serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, who leads the whole world astray, and bound him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:7-9

And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be loosed out of his prison.

Revelation 20:11-15

And I saw a great white throne, and him who sits upon it, from whose face the earth and the sky fled away, and no place was found for them.

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