Ecclesiastes 9:11

 

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

King James Version (KJV)

 

 

Other Translations of Ecclesiastes 9:11

“ I returned, and saw vnder the Sunne, That the race is not to the swift, nor the battell to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of vnderstanding, nor yet fauour to men of skil; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Ecclesiastes chapter 9
 

“I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.”
New American Standard Version (1995)
 

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
American Standard Version (1901)
 

“And again I saw under the sun that the reward goes not to him who is quick, or the fruits of war to the strong; and there is no bread for the wise, or wealth for men of learning, or respect for those who have knowledge; but time and chance come to all.”
Basic English Bible
 

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to the intelligent, nor yet favour to men of knowledge; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
Darby Bible
 

“I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all. ”
Douay Rheims Bible
 

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. ”
Webster's Bible
 

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.”
World English Bible
 

“I have turned so as to see under the sun, that not to the swift [is] the race, nor to the mighty the battle, nor even to the wise bread, nor even to the intelligent wealth, nor even to the skilful grace, for time and chance happen with them all.”
Youngs Literal Bible
 

“ I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible
 


 

curtiss m cordy's comment on 2021-06-03 10:41:57:

God is the source and strength of all our lives and it is he who controls everyone and everything we do. we must hold on and believe that god will see us through.

 

Z.Blamah Johnson's comment on 2015-07-07 01:53:39:

As a Christian, we should knowledgeable of the fact that God is just,He is not like man that is not stable in his promise.God alone has the power to change any condition of life that is not suitable,but the point is we should be patient and wait on Him.God does not choose a person base on what he had acquired or how smart you are.the final phase of the verse makes God clear in fulfilling His promises to His children that wait on Him.But TIME and CHANCE happen to them all.

 

Godwin Simeon's comment on 2015-07-04 13:15:11:

Ecclesiastes 9:11 The last statement "time chance fall or happen to them all " meaning, not by smartness,not by strenght,not even by human wisdom or understanding,but by GOD 'S grace. It takes grace to be a winner in any race of life,to be victorious in any battle of life, successful in every other aspect or department of life. This is exactly what the writer was trying to picture-out in Ecclesiastes 9:11.

 

charles nwabuike's comment on 2015-05-16 08:09:18:

This verse teaches us to lean on God and wait for ur turn, for success in life is not about only skill and knowledge.

 

Francis Bonye's comment on 2015-05-09 20:23:37:

God tell us of our limitations and he is unlimited so he will cause the change in our life

 

Anyah Gideon's comment on 2015-03-23 15:13:32:

I thank God for this verse.

 

Pam's comment on 2015-03-06 20:15:02:

I read Ecclesiastes 9:11 before I found this website. Since I have read this information I have a better understand of the meaning. One particular comment made a difference and I believe that God lead me to read this website and that one long comment.

 

Segun Alabi's comment on 2014-10-22 05:38:57:

With power shall no man prevail, with intelligent no man shall make it, but with grace through faith in God one can get there in life.

 

Mwaniki's comment on 2014-09-04 21:36:22:

Everything depends on God who provides all the capabilities.The condition is only Faith in God.

 

zelenej's comment on 2014-05-10 15:19:03:

This race is not for those who want a quick fix, no patience for whatever you are going through but it is for those who would remain faithful, steadfast, and unmovable in the word of God no matter what comes their way.

 

Luckyson Kapinga's comment on 2014-04-13 14:18:31:

Skills ability is vanity before God, but in all our business ' we have to put God first. And wait promotion from Him.

 

evans's comment on 2014-03-12 00:32:47:

this text teaches us on the grace of God It s by grace thru faith no one should boast Romans 3 21 31 4 1

 

BSP's comment on 2014-01-24 10:11:56:

An unfortunate event can happen to any one of us at any time. It is important to live each day to gain God's approval. Life is a gift from God and in order to make sure that our life is not in vain, we should strive to see what Jehovah God's purpose is for us.

 

Brianna's comment on 2013-10-09 11:01:52:

Life gets us all. You can be a righteous or unrighteous person, life`s problems affect us all. God is not giving us our problems, it is satan`s system.

 

Prince Sylvanus Oladiran's comment on 2013-10-03 06:00:29:

God wants us to know our limitations as humans. Jeremiah 10:23 confirms. It is not for man to direct his steps. We need God att all times. The passage teaches humility.

 

adam barongo's comment on 2013-04-26 10:06:40:

 

DonToth's comment on 2013-03-16 03:56:25:

 

annette's comment on 2013-01-25 07:57:42:

Hold on and know that God has not forgotten about you; take your time and wait on him, no matter what it seems like.

 

H.O.R's comment on 2012-12-01 14:08:47:

Time and Unforeseen Occurrences befall us all. Earthquakes kill all persons whether rich, poor or even Real Christians. No one is immune to these.

 

Pastor Ofori Dwomoh's comment on 2012-09-29 01:44:45:

People think with their knowledge that they have acquired in their schools they can make it, but it is not the learned that can make it. Time and chance happen to everyone.

 


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