Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified

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 (the nether world, the place of the dead) where you are going.

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.

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 thou lovest all the days of thy life of vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all thy days of vanity: for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labor wherein thou laborest under the sun. 10 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. 11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.



Cross References

Colossians 3:23

whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;

Psalm 6:5

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: In Sheol who shall give thee thanks?

Romans 12:11

in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Numbers 13:30

And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

1 Chronicles 22:19

Now set your heart and your soul to seek after Jehovah your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of Jehovah God, to bring the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of Jehovah.

1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed; for Jehovah God, even my God, is with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until all the work for the service of the house of Jehovah be finished.

1 Chronicles 29:2-3

Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of'silver, and the brass for the things of brass, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood; onyx stones, and'stones to be set, stones for inlaid work, and of divers colors, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

2 Chronicles 31:20-21

And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah; and he wrought that which was good and right and faithful before Jehovah his God.

Ezra 6:14-15

And the elders of the Jews builded and prospered, through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

Nehemiah 2:12-16

And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God put into my heart to do for Jerusalem; neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

Nehemiah 4:2

And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end 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 the wall was joined together unto half the height thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

Nehemiah 4:9-13

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

Nehemiah 4:17-23

They all builded the wall and they that bare burdens laded themselves; every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

Nehemiah 13:8-31

And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.

Job 14:7-12

For there is hope of a tree, If it be cut down, that it will sprout again, And that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness, And of thy salvation all the day; For I know not the numbers thereof .

Psalm 88:10-12

Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall they that are decreased arise and praise thee? Selah

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 11:3

If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth; and if a tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there shall it be.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

Isaiah 38:18-19

For Sheol cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee: They that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

John 4:34

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.

John 9:4

We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Acts 20:25-31

And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, shall see my face no more.

Romans 15:18-20

For I will not dare to speak of any things save those which Christ wrought through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,

1 Corinthians 9:24

Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.

1 Corinthians 9:26

I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air:

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not found vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Corinthians 16:10

Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do:

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

2 Peter 1:12-15

Wherefore I shall be ready always to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the truth which is with you .

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