Parallel Verses

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?

American Standard Version

for he knoweth 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 Because for every will there is time and judgment, because the evil of man is great upon him, 7 If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen? 8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither does he have power over the day of death, and weapons are of no use in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of the life of his vanity which he causes to be as a shadow? for who shall teach the man what shall be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 9:12

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

Proverbs 24:22

for their calamity shall rise suddenly; and the ruin of them both, who shall know it?

Ecclesiastes 10:14

The fool multiplies words and says, Man cannot tell what shall be, and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

Proverbs 29:1

He that being often reproved hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy.

Ecclesiastes 3:22

Therefore I perceive that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion; for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

Matthew 24:44

Therefore be ye also ready; the Son of man is to come in the hour that ye think not.

Matthew 24:50

the lord of that slave shall come in a day when he does not look for him and in an hour that he is not aware of

Matthew 25:6-13

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet him.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

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