Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun. 10 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. 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 happen to them all.



Cross References

Colossians 3:23

And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,

Psalm 6:5

For in death there is no memory of you. In Sheol, who shall give you thanks?

Romans 12:11

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

Numbers 13:30

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 Yahweh your God. Arise therefore, and build the sanctuary of Yahweh God, to bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of Yahweh."

1 Chronicles 28:20

David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do it. Don't be afraid, nor be dismayed; for Yahweh God, even my God, is with you. He will not fail you, nor forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of Yahweh is 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 various colors, and all kinds of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

2 Chronicles 31:20-21

Hezekiah did so throughout all Judah; and he worked that which was good and right and faithful before Yahweh his God.

Ezra 6:14-15

The elders of the Jews built and prospered, through the prophesying 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 decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

Nehemiah 2:12-16

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 animal with me, except the animal that I rode on.

Nehemiah 4:2

He spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, since they are burned?"

Nehemiah 4:6

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

Nehemiah 4:9-13

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

Nehemiah 4:17-23

They all built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves; everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

Nehemiah 13:8-31

It grieved me severely: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the room.

Job 14:7-12

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

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth will tell about your righteousness, and of your salvation all day, though I don't know its full measure.

Psalm 88:10-12

Do you show wonders to the dead? Do the dead rise up and praise you? Selah.

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 11:3

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

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening don't withhold your hand; for you don't know which will prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both will be equally good.

Isaiah 38:18-19

For Sheol can't praise you. Death can't celebrate you. Those who go down into the pit can't hope for your truth.

Jeremiah 29:13

You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.

John 9:4

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

Acts 20:25-31

"Now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom of God, will see my face no more.

Romans 15:18-20

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

1 Corinthians 9:24

Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.

1 Corinthians 9:26

I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am. His grace which was bestowed on me was not futile, but I worked more than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Corinthians 16:10

Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear, 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

Therefore I will not be negligent to remind you of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present truth.

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