Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it?

King James Version

That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

Holman Bible

What exists is beyond reach and very deep. Who can discover it?

International Standard Version

Whatever it is, it's far off and most profound. Who can attain it?

A Conservative Version

That which is, is far off and exceedingly deep. Who can find it out?

American Standard Version

That which is, is far off and exceeding deep; who can find it out?

Amplified

Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it [for it is beyond the grasp of man]?

Bible in Basic English

Far off is true existence, and very deep; who may have knowledge of it?

Darby Translation

Whatever hath been, is far off, and exceeding deep: who will find it out?

Julia Smith Translation

What was far off, and the depth, deep, who shall find it?

King James 2000

That which is far off, and exceedingly deep, who can find it out?

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Whatever is--it is far beyond comprehension}. Who can discover it?

Modern King James verseion

That which is far off and exceedingly deep, who can find it out?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

yea, and so deep that I might not reach unto her.

NET Bible

Whatever has happened is beyond human understanding; it is far deeper than anyone can fathom.

New Heart English Bible

That which is, is far off and exceedingly deep. Who can find it out?

The Emphasized Bible

Far away, is that which hath been, - and deep, deep, who can find it out?

Webster

That which is far off, and exceedingly deep, who can find it out?

World English Bible

That which is, is far off and exceedingly deep. Who can find it out?

Youngs Literal Translation

Far off is that which hath been, and deep, deep, who doth find it?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רחק רחוק 
Rachowq 
Usage: 85

עמק 
`amoq 
Usage: 17

Verse Info

Context Readings

Absolute Wisdom Is Unattainable

23 All this I have proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise, but it was far from me. 24 What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it? 25 I applied my heart to know and to search and to seek out wisdom and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the madness of error;


Cross References

Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments and his ways past finding out!

1 Timothy 6:16

the only one who has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man has seen nor can see, to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Deuteronomy 30:11-14

For this commandment which I command thee today is not hidden unto thee, neither is it far off.

Job 11:7-8

Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou come unto the perfection of the Almighty?

Job 28:12-23

But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:28

And unto man he said, Behold, that the fear of the Lord, is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 36:6

Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; thy judgments are a great deep; O LORD, thou dost preserve man and beast.

Psalm 139:6

Thy knowledge is wonderful beyond my ability to comprehend; it is high, I cannot understand it.

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not as your thoughts, neither are your ways as my ways, saith the LORD.

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