Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 1:7-17

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Ecclesiastes 1:7-17

KJV 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come , thither they return again . NIV 7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. KJV 8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing , nor the ear filled with hearing . NIV 8 All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. KJV 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done : and there is no new thing under the sun. NIV 9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. KJV 10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said , See , this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. NIV 10 Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. KJV 11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. NIV 11 There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow. KJV 12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem. NIV 12 I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. KJV 13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. NIV 13 I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! KJV 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. NIV 14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. KJV 15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight : and that which is wanting cannot be numbered . NIV 15 What is twisted cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted. KJV 16 I communed with mine own heart, saying , Lo, I am come to great estate , and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart 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." KJV 17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. 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.