Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

There is a tragedy that infects everything that happens on earth: a common event happens to everyone. In fact, the hearts of human beings are full of evil. Madness remains in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead.

New American Standard Bible

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.

King James Version

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Holman Bible

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live—after that they go to the dead.

A Conservative Version

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event to all. Yea also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that [they go] to the dead.

American Standard Version

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Amplified

This evil is in all that is done under the sun: one fate comes to all. Also the hearts of men are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Bible in Basic English

This is evil in all things which are done under the sun: that there is one fate for all, and the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; while they have life their hearts are foolish, and after that--to the dead.

Darby Translation

This is an evil among all that is done under the sun, that one thing befalleth all: yea, also the heart of the children of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live; and after that, they have to go to the dead.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all; and also that the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Julia Smith Translation

This an evil in all being done under the sun, thus one event is to all: and also the heart of the sons of man being full of evil, and folly in their heart in their living, and after it to their deaths.

King James 2000

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Lexham Expanded Bible

This [is] the {injustice} that is done under the sun: the same fate [comes] to everyone. Also the hearts of {humans} are full [of] evil; delusion [is] in their hearts during their lives, and then they die.

Modern King James verseion

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event to all. Yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Among all things that come to pass under the Sun, this is a mystery, that it happeneth unto all alike. This is the cause also that the hearts of men are full of wickedness, and mad foolishness is in their hearts, as long as they live, until they die.

NET Bible

This is the unfortunate fact about everything that happens on earth: the same fate awaits everyone. In addition to this, the hearts of all people are full of evil, and there is folly in their hearts during their lives -- then they die.

New Heart English Bible

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

The Emphasized Bible

This was a misfortune in all that was done under the sun, that, one destiny, had they all, - yea also, the heart of the sons of men, was full of wickedness, and, madness, was in their heart, while they lived, and, after that, they went unto the dead.

Webster

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

World English Bible

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Youngs Literal Translation

This is an evil among all that hath been done under the sun, that one event is to all, and also the heart of the sons of man is full of evil, and madness is in their heart during their life, and after it -- unto the dead.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
under the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

מקרה 
Miqreh 
Usage: 10

of the sons

Usage: 0

of men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

is full
מלא מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 251

and madness
הוללה 
Howlelah 
Usage: 5

is in their heart
לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

and after
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

References

Context Readings

The Same Fate'Death'Awaits Everyone

2 Everyone shares the same experience: a single event affects the righteous, the wicked, the good, the clean, the unclean, whoever sacrifices, and whoever does not sacrifice. As it is with the good person, so also it is with the sinner; as it is with someone who takes an oath, so also it is with someone who fears taking an oath. 3 There is a tragedy that infects everything that happens on earth: a common event happens to everyone. In fact, the hearts of human beings are full of evil. Madness remains in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead. 4 "While someone is among the living, hope remains," because "it is better to be a living dog than to be a dead lion."



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:17

So I dedicated myself to learn about wisdom and knowledge, and about insanity and foolishness. And I discovered that this is also like chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Whenever a sentence for a crime is not carried out swiftly, the human mind becomes determined to commit evil.

Jeremiah 17:9

"The heart is more deceitful than anything. It is incurable who can know it?

Acts 12:23

Immediately the angel of the Lord struck him down because he did not give glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.

Genesis 6:5

The LORD saw that human evil was growing more and more throughout the earth, with every inclination of people's thoughts becoming only evil on a continuous basis.

Genesis 8:21

When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.

Job 15:16

then how much less is one who is abhorred and corrupted, such as a man who drinks injustice like water?"

Psalm 51:5

Indeed, in iniquity I was brought forth; in sin my mother conceived me.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing, but the righteous person has a place of safety in death.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I committed myself to understand, to learn, to search for wisdom and explanations, and to understand both the evil that is foolishness and the stupidity that is delusion.

Ecclesiastes 9:2

Everyone shares the same experience: a single event affects the righteous, the wicked, the good, the clean, the unclean, whoever sacrifices, and whoever does not sacrifice. As it is with the good person, so also it is with the sinner; as it is with someone who takes an oath, so also it is with someone who fears taking an oath.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

then man's dust will go back to the earth, returning to what it was, and the spirit will return to the God who gave it.

Matthew 15:19-20

It is out of the heart that evil thoughts come, as well as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, false testimony, and slander.

Mark 7:21-23

because it's from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder,

Luke 6:11

The others were furious and began to discuss with each other what they could do to Jesus.

Luke 15:17

"Then he came to his senses and said, "How many of my father's hired men have more food than they can eat, and here I am starving to death!

Acts 26:24

As he continued his defense, Festus shouted, "You're out of your mind, Paul! Too much education is driving you crazy!"

Romans 1:29-31

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,

Titus 3:3

After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.

2 Peter 2:16

But he was rebuked for his offense. A donkey that normally cannot talk spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet's insanity.

Acts 26:11

I would even punish them frequently in every synagogue and try to make them blaspheme. Raging furiously against them, I would hunt them down even in distant cities.

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