Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 1:16-18

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Ecclesiastes 1:16-18

NRS 16 I said to myself, "I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge." NIV 16 I thought to myself, "Look, I have grown and increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge." NRS 17 And I applied my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a chasing after wind. NIV 17 Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind. NRS 18 For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow. NIV 18 For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.