Parallel Verses

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 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 dost love all the days which thou art to live in this lake of vanity, which are given unto thee; all the days of thy vanity under the sun: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour in which thou dost work under the sun. 10 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. 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 prudence, nor yet grace to men of eloquence; but time and chance happens to them all.



Cross References

Colossians 3:23

And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to 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

not slothful in earnest care, but fervent in the Spirit, serving the Lord,

Numbers 13:30

Then 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 the LORD your God; arise therefore and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built unto the name of the LORD.

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 the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not leave thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work of the service of the house of the LORD.

1 Chronicles 29:2-3

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

2 Chronicles 31:20-21

And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah and wrought that which was good and right and true before the LORD his God.

Ezra 6:14-15

And the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered according to the prophecy of Haggai, the prophet, and Zechariah, the son of Iddo. They built and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel and according to the commandment of Cyrus and of Darius and of Artaxerxes, king of Persia.

Nehemiah 2:12-16

And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither did I tell any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem; neither was there any 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 are these feeble Jews doing? Is this to be permitted them? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish on time? Will they resurrect the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which were burned?

Nehemiah 4:6

But we built the wall, and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof, for the people were motivated to work.

Nehemiah 4:9-13

Nevertheless, we made our prayer unto our God and set a watch over the builders day and night because of them.

Nehemiah 4:17-23

Those that built on the wall and those that bore burdens and those that laded wrought with one hand in the work and with the other held a weapon.

Nehemiah 13:8-31

And it grieved me sore; therefore, I cast forth all the household vessels of Tobiah out of the chamber.

Job 14:7-12

For there is yet hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again and that its tender branch will not cease.

Psalm 71:15-18

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

Psalm 88:10-12

Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

For the living know that they shall die, but the dead do not know any thing; neither do they have any more reward, for their memory is placed into oblivion.

Ecclesiastes 11:3

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

Ecclesiastes 11:6

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

Isaiah 38:18-19

For the grave shall not confess thee, nor shall death praise thee; nor shall those that go down into the pit wait for thy truth.

Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me, and find me, for ye shall seek 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 said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work.

John 9:4

It is expedient that I do the works of him that sent me while it is day; the night comes, when no one can work.

Acts 20:25-31

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

Romans 15:18-20

For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not wrought by me, unto the obedience of the Gentiles, with word and with deed,

1 Corinthians 9:24

Know ye not that those who run in a race indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it.

1 Corinthians 9:26

I therefore so run, not as unto an uncertain thing; so I fight, not as one that beats the air;

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace towards me was not in vain, for I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Corinthians 16:10

Now if Timothy comes, see that he may stay with you securely, for he does 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

For this reason, I will not leave off reminding you always of these things, although ye know them and are established in the present truth.

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