Ecclesiastes 6:9

 

“Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.”
King James Version (KJV)


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Other Translations of Ecclesiastes 6:9

Better is the sight of the eyes, then the wandering of the desire: this is also vanitie and vexation of spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Ecclesiastes chapter 6

What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What the eyes see is better than the wandering of desire. This is to no purpose and a desire for wind.
- Basic English Bible

Better is the seeing of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this also is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
- Darby Bible

Better it is to see what thou mayst desire, than to desire that which thou canst not know. But this also is vanity, and presumption of spirit.
- Douay Rheims Bible

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
- World English Bible

Better [is] the sight of the eyes than the going of the soul. This also [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Better is the seeing of the eyes than the wandering of the desire; this also is vanity and a striving after wind.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


 


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