Parallel Verses

Amplified

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.

New American Standard Bible

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

King James Version

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Holman Bible

Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

International Standard Version

Whatever the activity in which you engage, do it with all your ability, because there is no work, no planning, no learning, and no wisdom in the next world where you're going.

A Conservative Version

Whatever thy hand finds to do, do with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where thou go.

American Standard Version

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

Bible in Basic English

Whatever comes to your hand to do with all your power, do it because there is no work, or thought, or knowledge, or wisdom in the place of the dead to which you are going.

Darby Translation

Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Whatever thy hand finds to do, do it with all thy might, for there is no work nor device nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol, where thou goest.

Julia Smith Translation

All which thy hand shall find to do, with thy strength, do thou; for no work and understanding and knowledge and wisdom, in hades where thou goest there.

King James 2000

Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whatever your hand finds to do--do [it] with [all] your might; for in Sheol--where you are going--no one works, plans, knows, or thinks about anything.

Modern King James verseion

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no work, nor plan, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave where you go.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whatsoever thou takest in hand to do, that do with all thy power: for among the dead, where thou goest unto, there is neither work, counsel, knowledge nor wisdom.

NET Bible

Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.

New Heart English Bible

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

The Emphasized Bible

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, with thy might, do, - for there is no work nor calculation nor knowledge nor wisdom, in hades, whither, thou, art going.

Webster

Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

World English Bible

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

Youngs Literal Translation

All that thy hand findeth to do, with thy power do, for there is no work, and device, and knowledge, and wisdom in Sheol whither thou art going.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

to do

Usage: 0

it with thy might
כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

for there is no work
מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

חשׁבּון 
Cheshbown 
Usage: 3

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

in the grave
שׁאל שׁאול 
Sh@'owl 
Usage: 65

Context Readings

Enjoy Life While It Lasts

9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun -- "all the days of futility. For that is your portion in this life and in your work at which you toil under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going. 11 I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong, neither is bread to the wise nor riches to men of intelligence and understanding nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.



Cross References

Colossians 3:23

Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,

Psalm 6:5

For in death there is no remembrance of You; in Sheol (the place of the dead) who will give You thanks?

Romans 12:11

Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.

Numbers 13:30

Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once and possess it; we are well able to conquer it.

1 Chronicles 22:19

Now set your mind and heart to seek (inquire of and require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into the house built to the Name and renown of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 28:20

Also David told Solomon his son, Be strong and courageous, and do it. Fear not, be not dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail or forsake you until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:2-3

So I have provided with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, as well as onyx or beryl stones, stones to be set, stones of antimony, stones of various colors, and all sorts of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

2 Chronicles 31:20-21

Hezekiah did this throughout all Judah, and he did what was good, right, and faithful before the Lord his God.

Ezra 6:14-15

And the elders of the Jews built and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. They finished their building as commanded by the God of Israel and by decree of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

Nehemiah 2:12-16

Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. And I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. No beast was with me except the one I rode.

Nehemiah 4:2

And he said before his brethren and the army of Samaria, What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore things [at will and by themselves]? Will they [try to bribe their God] with sacrifices? Will they finish up in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, seeing they are burned?

Nehemiah 4:6

So we built the wall, and all [of it] was joined together to half its height, for the people had a heart and mind to work.

Nehemiah 4:9-13

But because of them we made our prayer to our God and set a watch against them day and night.

Nehemiah 4:17-23

Those who built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves so that everyone worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other hand,

Nehemiah 13:8-31

And it grieved me exceedingly, and I threw all the house furnishings of Tobiah out of the chamber.

Job 14:7-12

For there is hope for a tree if it is cut down, that it will sprout again and that the tender shoots of it will not cease. [But there is no such hope for man.]

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth shall tell of Your righteous acts and of Your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is more than I know.

Psalm 88:10-12

Will You show wonders to the dead? Shall the departed arise and praise You? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; and they have no more reward [here], for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 11:3

If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth; and if a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hands, for you know not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether both alike will be good.

Isaiah 38:18-19

For Sheol (the place of the dead) cannot confess and reach out the hand to You, death cannot praise and rejoice in You; they who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness [to Your promises; their probation is at an end, their destiny is sealed].

Jeremiah 29:13

Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.

John 9:4

We must work the works of Him Who sent Me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work.

Acts 20:25-31

And now, observe, I perceive that all of you, among whom I have gone in and out proclaiming the kingdom, will see my face no more.

Romans 15:18-20

For [of course] I will not venture (presume) to speak thus of any work except what Christ has actually done through me [as an instrument in His hands] to win obedience from the Gentiles, by word and deed,

1 Corinthians 9:24

Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours.

1 Corinthians 9:26

Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not [found to be] for nothing (fruitless and without effect). In fact, I worked harder than all of them [the apostles], though it was not really I, but the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God which was with me.

1 Corinthians 16:10

When Timothy arrives, see to it that [you put him at ease, so that] he may be fearless among you, for he is [devotedly] doing the Lord's work, just as I am.

Ephesians 5:16

Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.

2 Peter 1:12-15

So I intend always to remind you about these things, although indeed you know them and are firm in the truth that [you] now [hold].

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