Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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?

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 everything will have opportunity and judgment, and this the thing that maketh men full of carefulness and sorrow. 7 And why? A man knoweth not what is for to come: for who will tell him? 8 Neither is there any man that hath power over the spirit, to keep still the spirit, nor to have any power in the time of death: it is not he also that can make an end of the battle, neither may ungodliness deliver him that meddleth withall.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knoweth what is good for man living, in the days of his vain life, which is but a shadow? Or, who will tell a man what shall happen after him under the Sun?

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man knoweth not his time, but like as the fish are taken with the angle and as the birds are caught with the snare: Even so are men taken in the perilous time, when it cometh suddenly upon them.

Proverbs 24:22

For their destruction shall come suddenly, and who knoweth the fall of them both?

Ecclesiastes 10:14

A fool is so full of words, that a man cannot tell what end he shall make. Who will then warn him of it that shall follow after him?

Proverbs 29:1

He that is stiff necked and will not be reformed, shall suddenly be destroyed without any help.

Ecclesiastes 3:22

Wherefore I perceive, that there is nothing better for a man, than to be joyful in his labour, for that is his portion. But who will bring him to see the thing that shall come after him?

Matthew 24:44

Therefore be ye also ready, for in the hour ye think least on, in the same ye think he would not: will the son of man come.

Matthew 24:50

that servant's master will come in a day when he looketh not for him: and in a hour that he is not aware of,

Matthew 25:6-13

And even at midnight, there was a cry made, 'Behold, the bridegroom cometh, go out against him.'

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

Of the times and seasons brethren ye have no need that I write unto you:

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