Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Enjoy life with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity; for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherein thou art labouring under the sun. 10 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. 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 the intelligent, nor yet favour to men of knowledge; but time and chance happeneth to them all.



Cross References

Colossians 3:23

Whatsoever ye do, labour at it heartily, as doing it to the Lord, and not to men;

Psalm 6:5

For in death there is no remembrance of thee; in Sheol who shall give thanks unto thee?

Romans 12:11

as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit fervent; serving the Lord.

Numbers 13:30

And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up boldly and possess it, for we are well able to do it.

1 Chronicles 22:19

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

1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and courageous, and do it; fear not nor be dismayed: for Jehovah Elohim, my God, will be with thee; he will not leave thee, neither forsake thee, until all the work for the service of the house of Jehovah is finished.

1 Chronicles 29:2-3

And I have prepared according to all my power for the house of my God gold for things of gold, and silver for things of silver, and brass for things of brass, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and white marble in abundance.

2 Chronicles 31:20-21

And thus did Hezekiah throughout Judah, and wrought what was good and right and true before Jehovah his God.

Ezra 6:14-15

And the elders of the Jews built; and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they built and completed it according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment 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 but I told no man what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem and there was no beast with me, except the beast that I rode upon.

Nehemiah 4:2

And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? shall they be permitted to go on? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, when they are burned?

Nehemiah 4:6

But we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half thereof; for the people had a mind to work.

Nehemiah 4:9-13

Then we prayed to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Nehemiah 4:17-23

They that built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that loaded, wrought in the work with one hand, and with the other they held a weapon.

Nehemiah 13:8-31

And it grieved me much, and I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobijah out of the chamber.

Job 14:7-12

For there is hope for a tree: if it be cut down, it will sprout again, and its tender branch will not cease;

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth shall declare thy righteousness, and thy salvation all the day: for I know not the numbers thereof.

Psalm 88:10-12

Wilt thou do wonders to the dead? shall the shades 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 it shall 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 not Sheol shall praise thee, nor death celebrate thee; they that go down into the pit do not hope for thy truth.

Jeremiah 29:13

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

Matthew 6:33

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

John 4:34

Jesus says to them, My food is that I should do the will of him that has sent me, and that I should finish his work.

John 9:4

I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.

Acts 20:25-31

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

Romans 15:18-20

For I will not dare to speak anything of the things which Christ has not wrought by me, for the obedience of the nations, by word and deed,

1 Corinthians 9:24

Know ye not that they who run in the race-course run all, but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may obtain.

1 Corinthians 9:26

I therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air.

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by God's grace I am what I am; and his grace, which was towards me, has not been vain; but I have laboured more abundantly than they all, but not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Corinthians 16:10

Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear; for he works the work of the Lord, even as I.

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

2 Peter 1:12-15

Wherefore I will be careful to put you always in mind of these things, although knowing them and established in the present truth.

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