Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 all this I took to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) and the wise and their works are in the hands of God. Whether it is to be love or hatred no man knows; all that is before them.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Certainly I applied my heart unto all of this that I might declare all of 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 passes 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.

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 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. 2 The same fate [comes] to everyone: to the righteous and to the wicked, to the good and to the wicked, to the clean and to the unclean, to those who sacrifice and to those who do not sacrifice. As [with] the good [man], so also to the sinner; [as with] those who swear an oath, so [also] those who fear oaths.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 33:3

Moreover, {he loves his people}, all the holy ones [were] in your hand, and they bowed down to your feet, {each one accepted directions from you}.

Ecclesiastes 8:14

There [is] a vanity that happens on earth: sometimes the righteous suffer what the wicked deserve, and sometimes the wicked receive what the righteous deserve. I said, "This also [is] vanity!"

1 Samuel 2:9

He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked will be destroyed in the darkness, because a man will not prevail by [his] might.

2 Samuel 15:25-26

The king said to Zadok, "Let the ark of God return to the city. If I find favor in the eyes of Yawheh, he will let me return and let me see him in his dwelling place.

Job 5:8

"But I myself will seek God, and to God I would commit my cause.

Job 12:10

In whose hand [is] the life of all living things and {the breath of every human being}?

Psalm 10:14

[But] you have seen; indeed you have noted trouble and grief to take [it] into your hand. The helpless abandons [himself] upon you; you have been [the] helper [for the] orphan.

Psalm 31:5

Into your hand I commit my spirit. You have redeemed me, O Yahweh, faithful God.

Psalm 37:5-6

{Commit to} Yahweh your way; Trust also on him and he will act.

Psalm 73:3

because I envied the boastful [when] I saw [the] well-being of [the] wicked.

Psalm 73:11-13

And they say, "How does God know?" and, "Does the Most High have knowledge?"

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to Yahweh, and your plans will be established.

Ecclesiastes 1:17

So {I dedicated myself} to learn about wisdom and [to] learn about delusion and folly. However, I discovered that this also [is] chasing wind.

Ecclesiastes 7:15

I have seen all these things in my vain life: Sometimes a righteous man perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and sometimes a wicked man lives a long life in [spite of] his evil.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I set my mind to try to seek wisdom and the plan, and to know that wickedness [is] foolishness and that folly [is] delusion.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

I applied my mind to know wisdom and to understand the business that is done on earth--how neither day nor night one's eyes see sleep.

Ecclesiastes 10:14

The fool {talks too much}, for no one knows what will be. Who can tell anyone what will happen {in the future}?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

The Teacher was full of wisdom, and he taught the people with knowledge. He carefully considered many proverbs and carefully arranged them.

Isaiah 26:12

Yahweh, you will establish peace for us, for you have done even all of our works for us.

Isaiah 49:1-4

Listen to me, coastlands, and listen attentively, peoples from far away! Yahweh called me from [the] womb; from the {body} of my mother he made my name known.

Jeremiah 1:18-19

Now look, I have made you {today} as a fortified city and as an iron pillar and a bronze wall against all the land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Malachi 3:15-18

And now we [are] calling [the] arrogant blessed! Not only do those who do wickedness prosper; they also test God and they escape!'"

John 10:27-30

My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

1 Corinthians 3:5-15

Therefore, what is Apollos and what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, and to each as the Lord gave.

2 Timothy 1:12

for which reason also I suffer these [things]. But [I am] not ashamed, because I know in whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard [what] I have entrusted until that day.

1 Peter 1:5

who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time,

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