Parallel Verses

Amplified

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and 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.”

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time determined to judge every will and regarding everything that is done.

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 Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also. 17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and purpose and for every work. 18 I said in my heart regarding the subject of the sons of men, God is trying (separating and sifting) them, that they may see that by themselves [under the sun, without God] they are but like beasts.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:1

To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:

Matthew 16:27

For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory (majesty, splendor) of His Father with His angels, and then He will render account and reward every man in accordance with what he has done.

Genesis 18:25

Far be it from You to do such a thing -- "to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously?

Psalm 98:9

Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge [and rule] the earth; with righteousness will He judge [and rule] the world, and the peoples with equity.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing].

2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

[It is a fair decision] since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with distress and affliction those who distress and afflict you,

Ecclesiastes 1:16

I entered into counsel with my own mind, saying, Behold, I have acquired great [human] wisdom, yes, more than all who have been over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of [moral] wisdom and [scientific] knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said in my mind, Come now, I will prove you with mirth and test you with pleasure; so have a good time [enjoy pleasure]. But this also was vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

Ecclesiastes 8:6

For every purpose and matter has its [right] time and judgment, although the misery and wickedness of man lies heavily upon him [who rebels against the king].

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in your adolescence, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your [full-grown] youth. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sight of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:14

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil.

Jeremiah 29:10-11

For thus says the Lord, When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you and keep My good promise to you, causing you to return to this place.

Daniel 11:40

And at the time of the end the king of the South shall push at and attack him, and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass through.

Daniel 12:4

But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end. [Then] many shall run to and fro and search anxiously [through the Book], and knowledge [of God's purposes as revealed by His prophets] shall be increased and become great.

Daniel 12:9

And he [the angel] said, Go your 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 is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days.

Matthew 25:31-46

When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

John 5:22

Even the Father judges no one, for He has given all judgment (the last judgment and the whole business of judging) entirely into the hands of the Son,

John 5:26-29

For even as the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself and be self-existent.

Acts 1:7

He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal power.

Acts 17:31

Because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world righteously (justly) by a Man Whom He has destined and appointed for that task, and He has made this credible and given conviction and assurance and evidence to everyone by raising Him from the dead.

Romans 2:5-10

But by your callous stubbornness and impenitence of heart you are storing up wrath and indignation for yourself on the day of wrath and indignation, when God's righteous judgment (just doom) will be revealed.

1 Corinthians 4:5

So do not make any hasty or premature judgments before the time when the Lord comes [again], for He will both bring to light the secret things that are [now hidden] in darkness and disclose and expose the [secret] aims (motives and purposes) of hearts. Then every man will receive his [due] commendation from God.

1 Thessalonians 5:1

But as to the suitable times and the precise seasons and dates, brethren, you have no necessity for anything being written to you.

2 Peter 3:7-8

But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been stored up (reserved) for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly people.

Revelation 11:2-3

But leave out of your measuring the court outside the sanctuary of God; omit that, for it is given over to the Gentiles (the nations), and they will trample the holy city underfoot for 42 months (three and one-half years).

Revelation 11:18

And the heathen (the nations) raged, but Your wrath (retribution, indignation) came, the time when the dead will be judged and Your servants the prophets and saints rewarded -- "and those who revere (fear) Your name, both low and high and small and great -- "and [the time] for destroying the corrupters of the earth.

Revelation 17:12-17

Also the ten horns that you observed are ten rulers (kings) who have as yet received no royal dominion, but together they are to receive power and authority as rulers for a single hour, along with the beast.

Revelation 20:2

And he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent [of primeval times], who is the devil and Satan, and [securely] bound him for a thousand years.

Revelation 20:7-9

And when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his place of confinement,

Revelation 20:11-15

Then I saw a great white throne and the One Who was seated upon it, from Whose presence and from the sight of Whose face earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.

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