Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be?

New American Standard Bible

If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?

King James Version

For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

Holman Bible

Yet no one knows what will happen because who can tell him what will happen?

International Standard Version

For he has absolutely no knowledge what will happen, since who can declare to him when it will come about?

A Conservative Version

For he knows not that which shall be, for who can tell him how it shall be?

Amplified


For no one knows what will happen;
So who can tell him how and when it will happen?

Bible in Basic English

No one is certain what is to be, and who is able to say to him when it will be?

Darby Translation

for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be?

Julia Smith Translation

For he will not know what shall be: for as it shall be who shall announce to him?

King James 2000

For he knows not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Surely no one knows what will be, so who can tell anyone what will happen?

Modern King James verseion

For he does not know what shall be; for who can tell him when it shall be?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And why? A man knoweth not what is for to come: for who will tell him?

NET Bible

Surely no one knows the future, and no one can tell another person what will happen.

New Heart English Bible

For he doesn't know that which will be; for who can tell him how it will be?

The Emphasized Bible

For there is no one who knoweth what shall be, for, when it shall be, who will tell him?

Webster

For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

World English Bible

For he doesn't know that which will be; for who can tell him how it will be?

Youngs Literal Translation

For he knoweth not that which shall be, for when it shall be who declareth to him?

Interlinear

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נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

Verse Info

Context Readings

No One Knows The Future

6 for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him: 7 for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be? 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in war: neither shall wickedness deliver him that is given to it.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knoweth what is good for man in his life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

Proverbs 24:22

For their calamity shall rise suddenly; And the destruction from them both, who knoweth it?

Ecclesiastes 10:14

A fool also multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and that which shall be after him, who can tell him?

Proverbs 29:1

He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Ecclesiastes 3:22

Wherefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him back to see what shall be after him?

Matthew 24:44

Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 24:50

the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not,

Matthew 25:6-13

But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that aught be written unto you.

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