Ecclesiastes 1:7
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New International Version
All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.

New Living Translation
Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea.

English Standard Version
All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.

New American Standard Bible
All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again.

King James Bible
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the streams flow to the sea, yet the sea is never full. The streams are flowing to the place, and they flow there again.

International Standard Version
All the rivers flow toward the sea, but the sea is never full; then rivers return to the headwaters where they began.

NET Bible
All the streams flow into the sea, but the sea is not full, and to the place where the streams flow, there they will flow again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All streams flow into the sea, but the sea is never full. The water goes back to the place where the streams began in order to [start] flowing again.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the rivers run into the sea, Yet the sea is not full; Unto the place whither the rivers go, Thither they go again.

New American Standard 1977
All the rivers flow into the sea,
            Yet the sea is not full.
            To the place where the rivers flow,
            There they flow again.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, there they return again.

King James 2000 Bible
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from where the rivers come, there they return again.

American King James Version
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; to the place from where the rivers come, thither they return again.

American Standard Version
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; unto the place whither the rivers go, thither they go again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea doth not overflow: unto the place from whence the rivers come, they return, to flow again.

Darby Bible Translation
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full: unto the place whither the rivers go, thither they go again.

English Revised Version
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; unto the place whither the rivers go, thither they go again.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; to the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

World English Bible
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again.

Young's Literal Translation
All the streams are going unto the sea, and the sea is not full; unto a place whither the streams are going, thither they are turning back to go.
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
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. 8All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 1:6
Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.

Ecclesiastes 1:8
All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.
Treasury of Scripture

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; to the place from where the rivers come, thither they return again.

the rivers run

Job 38:10,11 And broke up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors…

Psalm 104:6-9 You covered it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood …

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