Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Seeing there are things in abundance which make vanity abound, what profit hath man?

New American Standard Bible

For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man?

King James Version

Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

Holman Bible

For when there are many words, they increase futility. What is the advantage for man?

International Standard Version

Because many words lead to pointlessness, how do people benefit from this? 12Who knows what is best for people in this life, every day of their pointless lives that they pass through like a shadow? Who informs people on earth what will come along after them?

A Conservative Version

Since there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

American Standard Version

Seeing there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

Amplified

For there are many other words that increase futility. What then is the advantage for a man?

Bible in Basic English

There are words without number for increasing what is to no purpose, but what is man profited by them?

Darby Translation

For there are many things that increase vanity: what is man advantaged?

Julia Smith Translation

For there is many words increasing vanity, what shall remain to man?

King James 2000

Since there are many things that increase vanity, how is man the better?

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Increasing words only multiplies futility}, how does that profit anyone?

Modern King James verseion

For there are many things that increase vanity, and what is man the better?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Many things there be that increase vanity, and what hath a man else?

NET Bible

The more one argues with words, the less he accomplishes. How does that benefit him?

New Heart English Bible

For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man?

Webster

Seeing there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

World English Bible

For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man?

Youngs Literal Translation

For there are many things multiplying vanity; what advantage is to man?

Interlinear

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

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

what is man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

Questions on Ecclesiastes 6:11

Verse Info

Context Readings

It Is Futile For Humans To Complain About God's Irresistible Will

10 Whatsoever one may be, long ago, was he called by his name, and it is known that it is - Son of Earth, - he cannot, therefore, contend with one stronger than he. 11 Seeing there are things in abundance which make vanity abound, what profit hath man? 12 For who knoweth what is good for a man throughout his life, for the number of the days of his life of vanity, seeing he will make them, like a shadow, - for who can tell a man, what shall be after him, under the sun?


Cross References

Psalm 73:6

For this cause, doth arrogance deck them as a neck-chain, And a garment of wrong is their attire;

Ecclesiastes 1:6-9

Going unto the south, and circling unto the north, - circling, circling continually, is, the wind, and, over its own circuits, returneth the wind.

Ecclesiastes 1:17-18

yea I have given my heart, to know wisdom, and to know madness, and folly, - I know that, even this, is a feeding on wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:3-11

I sought out with my heart, to cherish with wine, my flesh, - but, my heart, was to guide with wisdom, even in laying hold of folly, until I should see which was blessedness for the sons of men, as to that which they could do, under the heavens, during the number of the days of their life.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For, as regardeth the destiny of the sons of men and the destiny of beasts, one fate, have they, as dieth the one, so, dieth the other, and, one spirit, have they all, - and, the pre-eminence of man over beast, is nothing, for, all, were vanity:

Ecclesiastes 4:1-4

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.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Here is one, without a second, even son or brother, he hath none, yet is there no end to all his toil, even his eye, is not satisfied with riches, - neither saith he For whom, am I toiling, and letting my soul want good? Even this, was vanity, yea a vexatious employment, it was!

Ecclesiastes 4:16

There was no end to all the people, to all before whom he came, yet, they who should come later, would not rejoice in him, - surely, even this, was vanity, and a feeding on wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:7

For it was done amidst a multitude of dreams, and vanities, and many words, - but, towards God, be thou reverent.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim, feedeth on wind, and pursueth the east wind, all the day, falsehood and force, doth he magnify, - and, a covenant with Assyria, would they solemnize, and, oil into Egypt, must be borne along.

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