Ecclesiastes 1:10
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Sometimes people say, "Here is something new!" But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new.

English Standard Version
Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has been already in the ages before us.

New American Standard Bible
Is there anything of which one might say, "See this, it is new "? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us.

King James Bible
Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can one say about anything," Look, this is new"? It has already existed in the ages before us.

International Standard Version
Does anything exist about which someone might say, "Look at this! Is this new?" It happened ages ago; it existed before we did.

NET Bible
Is there anything about which someone can say, "Look at this! It is new!"? It was already done long ago, before our time.

New Heart English Bible
Is there a thing of which it may be said, "Behold, this is new?" It has been long ago, in the ages which were before us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Can you say that anything is new? It has already been here long before us.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is there a thing whereof it is said: 'See, this is new'?--it hath been already, in the ages which were before us.

New American Standard 1977
Is there anything of which one might say,
            “See this, it is new”?
            Already it has existed for ages
            Which were before us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is there any thing of which it may be said, See, this is new? it has been already of old time which was before us.

King James 2000 Bible
Is there any thing of which it may be said, See, this is new? it has been already of old time, which was before us.

American King James Version
Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it has been already of old time, which was before us.

American Standard Version
Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.

Darby Bible Translation
Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already in the ages which were before us.

English Revised Version
Is there a thing whereof men say, See, this is new? it hath been already, in the ages which were before us.

Webster's Bible Translation
Is there any thing of which it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

World English Bible
Is there a thing of which it may be said, "Behold, this is new?" It has been long ago, in the ages which were before us.

Young's Literal Translation
There is a thing of which one saith: 'See this, it is new!' already it hath been in the ages that were before us!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:9-11 Men's hearts and their corruptions are the same now as in former times; their desires, and pursuits, and complaints, still the same. This should take us from expecting happiness in the creature, and quicken us to seek eternal blessings. How many things and persons in Solomon's day were thought very great, yet there is no remembrance of them now!
Study Bible
Preceding Generations Forgotten
9That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. 10Is there anything of which one might say, "See this, it is new "? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us. 11There is no remembrance of earlier things; And also of the later things which will occur, There will be for them no remembrance Among those who will come later still.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 1:9
That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:11
There is no remembrance of earlier things; And also of the later things which will occur, There will be for them no remembrance Among those who will come later still.

Ecclesiastes 2:12
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?
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