Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it be love or hatred, man knoweth it not; all is before them.

New American Standard Bible

For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God. Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.

King James Version

For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

Holman Bible

Indeed, I took all this to heart and explained it all: the righteous, the wise, and their works are in God’s hands.People don’t know whether to expect love or hate. Everything lies ahead of them.

International Standard Version

In light of all of this, I committed myself to explain it this way: the righteous and the wise, along with everything they do, are in the hands of God. Furthermore, as to love and hate, no human being knows everything concerning them.

A Conservative Version

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God. No man understands, either love or hatred. All is before them.

Amplified

For I have taken all this to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (those in right standing with God) and the wise and their deeds are in the hands of God. No man knows whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.

Bible in Basic English

All this I took to heart, and my heart saw it all: that the upright and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; and men may not be certain if it will be love or hate; all is to no purpose before them.

Darby Translation

For all this I laid to my heart and indeed to investigate all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; man knoweth neither love nor hatred: all is before them.

Julia Smith Translation

For all this I gave to my heart, and to examine all this, that the just and the wise and their works are in the hand of God: also love, also hatred, no man shall know of all before them.

King James 2000

For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So all this I laid to my heart, and I concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their deeds, [are] in the hand of God. So no one knows anything that will [come] to them, whether [it will be] love or hatred.

Modern King James verseion

For all this I took to heart, even to make all this clear, that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. No man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For all these things purposed I in my mind to seek out. The righteous and wise, yea and their servants also are in the hand of God: and there is no man that knoweth either love or hate, but all things are before them.

NET Bible

So I reflected on all this, attempting to clear it all up. I concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their works, are in the hand of God; whether a person will be loved or hated -- no one knows what lies ahead.

New Heart English Bible

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn't know it; all is before them.

The Emphasized Bible

For, unto all this, I applied my heart, and, my heart, considered all this, that, the righteous and the wise and their servants, were in the hand of God, - neither love nor hatred, could any man know, every one, was before Him.

Webster

For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

World English Bible

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn't know it; all is before them.

Youngs Literal Translation

But all this I have laid unto my heart, so as to clear up the whole of this, that the righteous and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God, neither love nor hatred doth man know, the whole is before them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

בּוּר 
Buwr 
Usage: 1

צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

and the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

and their works
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 1

are in the hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

no man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

גּם 
Gam 
also, as, even, again, and,
Usage: 761

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

or hatred
שׂנאה 
sin'ah 
Usage: 17

by all that is before
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Same Fate'Death'Awaits Everyone

1 For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it be love or hatred, man knoweth it not; all is before them. 2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth and to him that sacrificeth not; as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 33:3

Yea, he loveth the people; All his saints are in thy hand: And they sat down at thy feet; Every one'shall receive of thy words.

Ecclesiastes 8:14

There is a vanity which is done upon the earth, that there are righteous men unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked men to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.

1 Samuel 2:9

He will keep the feet of his holy ones; But the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; For by strength shall no man prevail.

2 Samuel 15:25-26

And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of Jehovah, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:

Job 5:8

But as for me, I would seek unto God, And unto God would I commit my cause;

Job 12:10

In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?

Psalm 10:14

Thou hast seen it ; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: The helpless committeth himself unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 31:5

Into thy hand I commend my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Jehovah, thou God of truth.

Psalm 37:5-6

Commit thy way unto Jehovah; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.

Psalm 73:3

For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:11-13

And they say, How doth God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?

Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established.

Ecclesiastes 1:17

And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also was a striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 7:15

All this have I seen in my days of vanity: there is a righteous man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his evil-doing.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I turned about, and my heart was set to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the reason of things , and to know that wickedness is folly, and that foolishness is madness.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes),

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?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

And further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, and'set in order many proverbs.

Isaiah 26:12

Jehovah, thou wilt ordain peace for us; for thou hast also wrought all our works for us.

Isaiah 49:1-4

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples, from far: Jehovah hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name:

Jeremiah 1:18-19

For, behold, I have made thee this day a fortified city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.

Malachi 3:15-18

And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are built up; yea, they tempt God, and escape.

John 10:27-30

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

1 Corinthians 3:5-15

What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? Ministers through whom ye believed; and each as the Lord gave to him.

2 Timothy 1:12

For which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed unto him against that day.

1 Peter 1:5

who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

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