Ecclesiastes 1:6
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New International Version
The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.

New Living Translation
The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles.

English Standard Version
The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.

New American Standard Bible
Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.

King James Bible
The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gusting to the south, turning to the north, turning, turning, goes the wind, and the wind returns in its cycles.

International Standard Version
The wind blows southward, then northward, constantly circulating, and the wind comes back again in its courses.

NET Bible
The wind goes to the south and circles around to the north; round and round the wind goes and on its rounds it returns.

New Heart English Bible
The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The wind blows toward the south and shifts toward the north. Round and round it blows. It blows in a full circle.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wind goeth toward the south, And turneth about unto the north; It turneth about continually in its circuit, And the wind returneth again to its circuits.

New American Standard 1977
Blowing toward the south,
            Then turning toward the north,
            The wind continues swirling along;
            And on its circular courses the wind returns.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The wind goes toward the south and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to its circuits.

King James 2000 Bible
The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to its circuit.

American King James Version
The wind goes toward the south, and turns about to the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to his circuits.

American Standard Version
The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it turneth about continually in its course, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Maketh his round by the south, and turneth again to the north: the spirit goeth forward surveying all places round about, and returneth to his circuits.

Darby Bible Translation
The wind goeth towards the south, and turneth about towards the north: it turneth about continually, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

English Revised Version
The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it turneth about continually in its course, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wind goeth towards the south, and turneth about to the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to its circuits.

World English Bible
The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses.

Young's Literal Translation
Going unto the south, and turning round unto the north, turning round, turning round, the wind is going, and by its circuits the wind hath returned.
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
5Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there again. 6Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns. 7All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again.…
Cross References
John 3:8
The wind blows where it wishes. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."

Ecclesiastes 1:7
All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again.

Ecclesiastes 11:5
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.
Treasury of Scripture

The wind goes toward the south, and turns about to the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to his circuits.

the wind this verse should be connected with the preceding, and rendered, 'the sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose; going toward the south, and turning about unto the north. The wind whirleth about continually,' It alludes, in the front part to the apparent daily motion of the sun from east to west, and his annual course through the signs of the zodiac

Job 3:8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

Acts 27:13-15 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained …

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