Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy on men:

New American Standard Bible

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men—

King James Version

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:

Holman Bible

Here is a tragedy I have observed under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity:

International Standard Version

There exists another misfortune that I have observed on earth, and it is a heavy burden upon human beings:

A Conservative Version

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy upon men:

American Standard Version

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy upon men:

Amplified

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it weighs heavily on men:

Bible in Basic English

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is hard on men;

Darby Translation

There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it is frequent among men:

Julia Smith Translation

There is evil which I saw under the sun, and it is much upon man:

King James 2000

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Here is another misfortune that I have seen under the sun, and it [is] prevalent among humankind.

Modern King James verseion

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is great among men:

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

There is yet a plague under the Sun, and it is a general thing among men:

NET Bible

Here is another misfortune that I have seen on earth, and it weighs heavily on people:

The Emphasized Bible

Here was an evil, I had seen under the sun, - and it is, common, among men:

Webster

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:

World English Bible

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy on men:

Youngs Literal Translation

There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it is great on man:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
There is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

under the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

and it is common
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

Verse Info

Context Readings

Those Who Have Wealth But Do Not Enjoy It Are Pitiful

1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy on men: 2 a man to whom God gives riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God gives him no power to eat of it, but a foreigner eats it. This is vanity, and it is an evil disease.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

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