Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The Lord knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath.

King James Version

The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Holman Bible

The Lord knows man’s thoughts;
they are meaningless.

International Standard Version

The LORD knows the thoughts of human beings that they are futile.

A Conservative Version

LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

American Standard Version

Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man, That they are vanity.

Amplified


The Lord knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath (vain, empty, futile).

Bible in Basic English

The Lord has knowledge of the thoughts of man, for they are only a breath.

Darby Translation

Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Julia Smith Translation

Jehovah knew the thoughts of man that they are vanity.

King James 2000

The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yahweh knows [the] thoughts of humankind, that {they [are] to no purpose}.

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah knows the thoughts of man, that they are vain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are but vain.

NET Bible

The Lord knows that peoples' thoughts are morally bankrupt.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile.

The Emphasized Bible

Yahweh, knoweth the plans of men, That, they, are a breath!

Webster

The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

World English Bible

Yahweh knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile.

Youngs Literal Translation

He knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the thoughts
מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 
Machashabah 
Usage: 56

of man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

Context Readings

A Prayer For Retribution Against Oppressors

10 He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke,
Even He who teaches man knowledge?
11 The Lord knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath.
12 Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O Lord,
And whom You teach out of Your law;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:20

and again, “The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.”

Job 11:11-12

“For He knows false men,
And He sees iniquity without investigating.

Psalm 49:10-13

For he sees that even wise men die;
The stupid and the senseless alike perish
And leave their wealth to others.

Romans 1:21-22

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written,
I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.”

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

1 Corinthians 1:25

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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