Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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 vain (empty and futile -- "only a breath).

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Jehovah knew 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 that chastises the nations, shall he not correct? he that teaches man knowledge, shall he not know? 11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. 12 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:20

And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

Job 11:11-12

For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

Psalm 49:10-13

For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Romans 1:21-22

Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that 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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