Parallel Verses

World English Bible

So I saw the wicked buried. Indeed they came also from holiness. They went and were forgotten in the city where they did this. This also is vanity.

New American Standard Bible

So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.

King James Version

And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

Holman Bible

In such circumstances, I saw the wicked buried. They came and went from the holy place, and they were praised in the city where they did so. This too is futile.

International Standard Version

So I watched the wicked being entombed. They used to come in and out of the Holy Place, but now they are forgotten in the city, where they used to work. This, too, is pointless.

A Conservative Version

So I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were praised in the city where they had so done. This also is vanity.

American Standard Version

So I saw the wicked buried, and they came to the grave ; and they that had done right went away from the holy place, and were forgotten in the city: this also is vanity.

Amplified

And so I saw the wicked buried -- "those who had come and gone out of the holy place [but did not thereby escape their doom], and they are [praised and] forgotten in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility)!

Bible in Basic English

And then I saw evil men put to rest, taken even from the holy place; and they went about and were praised in the town because of what they had done. This again is to no purpose.

Darby Translation

And I have also seen the wicked buried and going away; and such as had acted rightly went from the holy place, and were forgotten in the city. This also is vanity.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then I also saw that the wicked who were buried came into remembrance more than those who had frequented the holy place, and these were forgotten in the city where they had worked uprightly. This also is vanity.

Julia Smith Translation

And so then I saw the unjust buried, and they came and they will go from the holy place, and they will be forgotten in the city where they did thus: also this is vanity.

King James 2000

And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the holy place, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Meanwhile, I saw the wicked being [honorably] buried, but those who came and went from the holy place were forgotten in the city, even though they had done so. This also [is] vanity!

Modern King James verseion

And so I saw the wicked buried, and they came and went from the holy place. And they were forgotten in the city, these things that they had done. This is also vanity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I have oft seen the ungodly brought to their graves, and fallen down from the high and glorious place; insomuch that they were forgotten in the city where they were had in so high and great reputation. This is also a vain thing.

NET Bible

Not only that, but I have seen the wicked approaching and entering the temple, and as they left the holy temple, they boasted in the city that they had done so. This also is an enigma.

New Heart English Bible

So I saw the wicked buried. Indeed they came also from holy place. They went and were praised in the city where they did this. This also is vanity.

The Emphasized Bible

And, thereupon, I considered the lawless when buried, when they had entered, their graves , that, from the place of the Holy One, they used to go and boast in the city that they had so done, - even this, was vanity.

Webster

And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

Youngs Literal Translation

And so I have seen the wicked buried, and they went in, even from the Holy Place they go, and they are forgotten in the city whether they had so done. This also is vanity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

קבר 
Qabar 
Usage: 133


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

and gone
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

from the place
מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

of the holy
קדשׁ קדושׁ 
Qadowsh 
Usage: 116

שׁכח שׁכח 
Shakach 
Usage: 102

in the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

References

Context Readings

The World Marred By Oppression And Injustice

9 All this have I seen, and applied my mind to every work that is done under the sun. There is a time in which one man has power over another to his hurt. 10 So I saw the wicked buried. Indeed they came also from holiness. They went and were forgotten in the city where they did this. This also is vanity. 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Ecclesiastes 2:16

For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no memory for ever, since in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. Indeed, the wise man must die just like the fool!

2 Kings 9:34-35

When he was come in, he ate and drink; and he said, "See now to this cursed woman, and bury her; for she is a king's daughter."

Job 21:18

How often is it that they are as stubble before the wind, as chaff that the storm carries away?

Job 21:32-33

Yet he will be borne to the grave. Men shall keep watch over the tomb.

Psalm 31:12

I am forgotten from their hearts like a dead man. I am like broken pottery.

Psalm 122:1-5

I was glad when they said to me, "Let's go to Yahweh's house!"

Ecclesiastes 1:11

There is no memory of the former; neither shall there be any memory of the latter that are to come, among those that shall come after.

Jeremiah 17:13

Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be disappointed. Those who depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahweh, the spring of living waters.

Luke 16:22

It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.

Acts 6:13

and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

Hebrews 10:38

But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."

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