Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of those who were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

New American Standard Bible

Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.

King James Version

So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Holman Bible

Again, I observed all the acts of oppression being done under the sun. Look at the tears of those who are oppressed; they have no one to comfort them. Power is with those who oppress them; they have no one to comfort them.

International Standard Version

Next I turned to consider all kinds of oppression that exists on earth. Look at the tears of the oppressed there is no one to comfort them. Power is on the side of their oppressors; so they have no comforters.

American Standard Version

Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and, behold, the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Amplified

Then I returned and considered all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun: And I beheld the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they [too] had no comforter.

Bible in Basic English

And again I saw all the cruel things which are done under the sun; there was the weeping of those who have evil done to them, and they had no comforter: and from the hands of the evil-doers there went out power, but they had no comforter.

Darby Translation

And I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors was power, and they had no comforter.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So I returned and considered all the violence that is done under the sun and behold the tears of such as are oppressed, and they have no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but the oppressed had no comforter.

Julia Smith Translation

And I turned back, and I shall see all the oppressions which are doing under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and none comforting to them; and from the hand of those oppressing them was power, and none comforting to them.

King James 2000

So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I looked again, and I saw all the oppression that occurs under the sun. {I saw the tears of the oppressed-- no one comforts them! Those who oppress them are powerful-- no one can comfort them}!

Modern King James verseion

So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold the tears of the oppressed ones, and they had no comforter! And on the side of those who oppressed them there was power, but they had no comforter.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So I turned me, and considered all the violent wrong that is done under the Sun, and beheld the tears of such as were oppressed; and there was no man to comfort them or that would deliver and defend them from the violence of their oppressors.

NET Bible

So I again considered all the oppression that continually occurs on earth. This is what I saw: The oppressed were in tears, but no one was comforting them; no one delivers them from the power of their oppressors.

New Heart English Bible

Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of those who were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

The Emphasized Bible

Then again, I, considered all the oppressive deeds which were done under the sun, - and lo! the tears of the oppressed, and they have no comforter, and, on the side of their oppressing, is power, and they have no comforter.

Webster

So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I have turned, and I see all the oppressions that are done under the sun, and lo, the tear of the oppressed, and they have no comforter; and at the hand of their oppressors is power, and they have no comforter.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So I returned
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

עשׁק עשׁוּק 
`ashuwq 
Usage: 4

under the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

and behold the tears
דּמעה 
Dim`ah 
Usage: 23

and they had no comforter
נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

and on the side
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

References

Context Readings

The Existence Of Oppression In The World Makes Human Existence Miserable

1 Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of those who were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. 2 Therefore I praised the dead who have been long dead more than the living who are yet alive.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:16

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.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don't marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them.

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of Yahweh of Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry of distress.

Lamentations 1:2

She weeps bitterly in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her: All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they are become her enemies.

Lamentations 1:9

Her filthiness was in her skirts; she didn't remember her latter end; therefore is she come down wonderfully; she has no comforter: see, Yahweh, my affliction; for the enemy has magnified himself.

Exodus 1:13-14

The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Israel serve,

Exodus 1:16

and he said, "When you perform the duty of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birth stool; if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."

Exodus 1:22

Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."

Exodus 2:23-24

It happened in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.

Exodus 5:16-19

No straw is given to your servants, and they tell us, 'Make brick!' and behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people."

Deuteronomy 28:33

The fruit of your ground, and all your labors, shall a nation which you don't know eat up; and you shall be only oppressed and crushed always;

Deuteronomy 28:48

therefore you shall serve your enemies whom Yahweh shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck, until he has destroyed you.

Judges 4:3

The children of Israel cried to Yahweh: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.

Judges 10:7-8

The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the children of Ammon.

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Then there arose a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews.

Job 6:29

Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous.

Job 16:4

I also could speak as you do. If your soul were in my soul's place, I could join words together against you, and shake my head at you,

Job 19:21-22

"Have pity on me, have pity on me, you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

Job 24:7-12

They lie all night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold.

Job 35:9

"By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out. They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Psalm 10:9-10

He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.

Psalm 12:5

"Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says Yahweh; "I will set him in safety from those who malign him."

Psalm 42:3

My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 42:9

I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"

Psalm 69:20

Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; for comforters, but I found none.

Psalm 80:5

You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.

Psalm 102:8-9

My enemies reproach me all day. Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.

Psalm 142:4

Look on my right, and see; for there is no one who is concerned for me. Refuge has fled from me. No one cares for my soul.

Proverbs 19:7

All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.

Proverbs 28:3

A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.

Proverbs 28:15-16

As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.

Isaiah 51:23

and I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your soul, 'Bow down, that we may walk over you;' and you have laid your back as the ground, and as the street, to those who walk over."

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths.

Isaiah 59:13-15

transgressing and denying Yahweh, and turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

Malachi 2:13

This again you do: you cover the altar of Yahweh with tears, with weeping, and with sighing, because he doesn't regard the offering any more, neither receives it with good will at your hand.

Malachi 3:5

I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.

Malachi 3:18

Then you shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who doesn't serve him.

Matthew 26:56

But all this has happened, that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

2 Timothy 4:16-17

At my first defense, no one came to help me, but all left me. May it not be held against them.

James 5:4

Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you have kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Armies.

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