Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

I have observed that this also is wisdom under the sun, and it is significant to me:

New American Standard Bible

Also this I came to see as wisdom under the sun, and it impressed me.

King James Version

This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:

International Standard Version

I also observed this example of wisdom on earth, and it seemed important to me:

A Conservative Version

I have also seen wisdom under the sun this way, and it seemed great to me:

American Standard Version

I have also seen wisdom under the sun on this wise, and it seemed great unto me:

Amplified

This [illustration of] wisdom I have also seen under the sun, and great it was to me:

Bible in Basic English

This again I have seen under the sun as wisdom and it seemed great to me.

Darby Translation

This also have I seen as wisdom under the sun, and it was great unto me.

Julia Smith Translation

Also this I saw, the wisdom under the sun, and it was great to me:

King James 2000

This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have also seen this [example of] wisdom under the sun, and it [seemed] great to me.

Modern King James verseion

This wisdom I have seen also under the sun, and it seemed great to me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This wisdom have I seen also under the Sun, and me thought it a great thing.

NET Bible

This is what I also observed about wisdom on earth, and it is a great burden to me:

New Heart English Bible

I have also seen wisdom under the sun in this way, and it seemed great to me.

The Emphasized Bible

Even this, had I seen of wisdom, under the sun, - and, of great import, was the same unto me: -

Webster

This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed to me great:

World English Bible

I have also seen wisdom under the sun in this way, and it seemed great to me.

Youngs Literal Translation

This also I have seen: wisdom under the sun, and it is great to me.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זה 
Zoh 
Usage: 12

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

also under the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

and it seemed great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

Verse Info

Context Readings

Wisdom'Although Vulnerable'Is Superior To Power

12 For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time as it suddenly falls on them. 13 I have observed that this also is wisdom under the sun, and it is significant to me: 14 There was a small city with few men in it. A great king came against it, surrounded it, and built large siege works against it.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 6:1

Here is a tragedy I have observed under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity:

Ecclesiastes 7:15

In my futile life I have seen everything: there is a righteous man who perishes in spite of his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in spite of his evil.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the activity that is done on the earth (even though one’s eyes do not close in sleep day or night),

Ecclesiastes 9:11

Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.

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