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Ecclesiastes 9:11 NIV

11 I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.

References for Ecclesiastes 9:11

Study tools for Ecclesiastes 9:11

  • a 9:2 - Septuagint (Aquila), Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew does not have "and the bad."
  • b 9:4 - Or "What then is to be chosen? With all who live, there is hope"