Ecclesiastes 2:12

 

“And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.”

King James Version (KJV)

 

 

Other Translations of Ecclesiastes 2:12

“ And I turned my selfe to behold wisedome, and madnesse and folly: for what can the man doe, that commeth after the king? euen that which hath bene already done.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Ecclesiastes chapter 2
 

“So I turned to consider wisdom, madness and folly; for what {will} the man {do} who will come after the king {except} what has already been done?”
New American Standard Version (1995)
 

“And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what `can' the man `do' that cometh after the king? `even' that which hath been done long ago.”
American Standard Version (1901)
 

“And I went again in search of wisdom and of foolish ways. What may the man do who comes after the king? The thing which he has done before.”
Basic English Bible
 

“And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly; for what shall the man [do] that cometh after the king? -- that which hath already been done.”
Darby Bible
 

“I passed further to behold wisdom, and errors and folly, (What is man, said I, that he can follow the King his maker?) ”
Douay Rheims Bible
 

“And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done. ”
Webster's Bible
 

“I turned myself to consider wisdom, madness, and folly: for what can the king's successor do? Just that which has been done long ago.”
World English Bible
 

“And I turned to see wisdom, and madness, and folly, but what [is] the man who cometh after the king? that which [is] already -- they have done it!”
Youngs Literal Bible
 

“ And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness and folly; for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible
 


 


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