Ecclesiastes 1:4
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New International Version
Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.

New Living Translation
Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes.

English Standard Version
A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.

New American Standard Bible
A generation goes and a generation comes, But the earth remains forever.

King James Bible
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.

International Standard Version
A generation goes, a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.

NET Bible
A generation comes and a generation goes, but the earth remains the same through the ages.

New Heart English Bible
One generation goes, and another generation comes; but the earth remains forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Generations come, and generations go, but the earth lasts forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; And the earth abideth for ever.

New American Standard 1977
A generation goes and a generation comes,
            But the earth remains forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
One generation passes away, and another generation comes, but the earth abides for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth abides forever.

American King James Version
One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth stays for ever.

American Standard Version
One generation goeth, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth standeth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
[One] generation passeth away, and [another] generation cometh, but the earth standeth for ever.

English Revised Version
One generation goeth, and another generation cometh; and the earth abideth for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

World English Bible
One generation goes, and another generation comes; but the earth remains forever.

Young's Literal Translation
A generation is going, and a generation is coming, and the earth to the age is standing.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:4-8 All things change, and never rest. Man, after all his labour, is no nearer finding rest than the sun, the wind, or the current of the river. His soul will find no rest, if he has it not from God. The senses are soon tired, yet still craving what is untried.
Study Bible
Preceding Generations Forgotten
3What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun? 4A generation goes and a generation comes, But the earth remains forever. 5Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there again.…
Cross References
Psalm 104:5
He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.

Psalm 119:90
Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.

Psalm 125:1
A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
Treasury of Scripture

One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth stays for ever.

one generation

Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of …

Genesis 5:3-31 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his …

Genesis 11:20-32 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug…

Genesis 36:9 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage …

Exodus 1:6,7 And Joseph died, and all his brothers, and all that generation…

Exodus 6:16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; …

Psalm 89:47,48 Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain…

Psalm 90:9,10 For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years …

Zechariah 1:5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

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Psalm 102:24-28 I said, O my God, take me not away in the middle of my days: your …

Psalm 104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Psalm 119:90,91 Your faithfulness is to all generations: you have established the …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

2 Peter 3:10-13 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the …

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