Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 2 Everything is the same for everyone: there is one fate for the righteous and the wicked, for the good and the bad, for the clean and the unclean, for the one who sacrifices and the one who does not sacrifice. As it is for the good, so it is for the sinner; as for the one who takes an oath, so for the one who fears an oath.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 33:3

Indeed He loves the people.
All Your holy ones are in Your hand,
and they assemble at Your feet.
Each receives Your words.

Ecclesiastes 8:14

There is a futility that is done on the earth: there are righteous people who get what the actions of the wicked deserve, and there are wicked people who get what the actions of the righteous deserve. I say that this too is futile.

1 Samuel 2:9

He guards the steps of His faithful ones,
but the wicked perish in darkness,
for a man does not prevail by his own strength.

2 Samuel 15:25-26

Then the king instructed Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the Lord’s eyes, He will bring me back and allow me to see both it and its dwelling place.

Job 5:8

However, if I were you, I would appeal to God
and would present my case to Him.

Job 12:10

The life of every living thing is in His hand,
as well as the breath of all mankind.

Psalm 10:14

But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief,
observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands.
The helpless entrusts himself to You;
You are a helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 31:5

Into Your hand I entrust my spirit;
You redeem me, Lord, God of truth.

Psalm 37:5-6

Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in Him, and He will act,

Psalm 73:3

For I envied the arrogant;
I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:11-13

The wicked say, “How can God know?
Does the Most High know everything?”

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your activities to the Lord,
and your plans will be achieved.

Ecclesiastes 1:17

I applied my mind to know wisdom and knowledge, madness and folly; I learned that this too is a pursuit of the wind.

Ecclesiastes 7:15

In my futile life I have seen everything: there is a righteous man who perishes in spite of his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in spite of his evil.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I turned my thoughts to know, explore, and seek wisdom and an explanation for things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity and folly is madness.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the activity that is done on the earth (even though one’s eyes do not close in sleep day or night),

Ecclesiastes 10:14

Yet the fool multiplies words.
No one knows what will happen,
and who can tell anyone what will happen after him?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

In addition to the Teacher being a wise man, he constantly taught the people knowledge; he weighed, explored, and arranged many proverbs.

Isaiah 26:12

Lord, You will establish peace for us,
for You have also done all our work for us.

Isaiah 49:1-4

Coastlands, listen to me;
distant peoples, pay attention.
The Lord called me before I was born.
He named me while I was in my mother’s womb.

Jeremiah 1:18-19

Today, I am the One who has made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the population.

Malachi 3:15-18

So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape.”

John 10:27-30

My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.

1 Corinthians 3:5-15

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, and each has the role the Lord has given.

2 Timothy 1:12

and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.

1 Peter 1:5

You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

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