Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.

King James Version

Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

Holman Bible

which my soul continually searches for but does not find: among a thousand people I have found one true man, but among all these I have not found a true woman.

International Standard Version

Among the things I seek but have not found: one man among a thousand I did find, but I have not found one woman to be wise among all these.

A Conservative Version

which my soul still seeks, but I have not found: among a thousand I have found one man, but among all those I have not found a woman.

American Standard Version

which my soul still seeketh, but I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

Amplified

which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem].

Bible in Basic English

For which my soul is still searching, but I have it not; one man among a thousand have I seen; but a woman among all these I have not seen.

Darby Translation

which my soul yet seeketh, and I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found, but a woman among all those have I not found.

Julia Smith Translation

Which yet my soul sought, and found not; one man from a thousand I found; and a woman in all these I found not

King James 2000

Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

Lexham Expanded Bible

What my heart sought, I did not find. Although I found one righteous man among one thousand, I did not find one [upright] woman among all these.

Modern King James verseion

which my soul still sought, but I find not: one man among a thousand I have found, but a woman among all those I have not found.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Among a thousand men I have found one, but not one woman among all.

NET Bible

What I have continually sought, I have not found; I have found only one upright man among a thousand, but I have not found one upright woman among all of them.

New Heart English Bible

which my soul still seeks; but I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

The Emphasized Bible

what my soul still sought, yet I found not, - one man out of a thousand, have I found, but, a woman among all these, have I not found.

Webster

Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

World English Bible

which my soul still seeks; but I have not found. One man among a thousand have I found; but I have not found a woman among all those.

Youngs Literal Translation

(that still my soul had sought, and I had not found), One man, a teacher, I have found, and a woman among all these I have not found.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

but I find
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

not one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 504

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

but a woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Absolute Wisdom Is Unattainable

27 “Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 28 which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these. 29 Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”


Cross References

Job 33:23

“If there is an angel as mediator for him,
One out of a thousand,
To remind a man what is right for him,

1 Kings 11:1-3

Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,

Psalm 12:1

For the choir director; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.
Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be,
For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

Ecclesiastes 7:23-24

I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.

Isaiah 26:9

At night my soul longs for You,
Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently;
For when the earth experiences Your judgments
The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

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