Ecclesiastes 1:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.

New Living Translation
Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.

English Standard Version
All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All things are wearisome; man is unable to speak. The eye is not satisfied by seeing or the ear filled with hearing.

International Standard Version
Everything is wearisome, more than man is able to express. The eye is never satisfied by seeing, nor the ear by hearing.

NET Bible
All this monotony is tiresome; no one can bear to describe it: The eye is never satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear ever content with hearing.

New Heart English Bible
All things are full of weariness beyond uttering. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of these sayings are worn-out phrases. They are more than anyone can express, comprehend, or understand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All things toil to weariness; Man cannot utter it, The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor the ear filled with hearing.

New American Standard 1977
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.



Jubilee Bible 2000
All things are full of labour; more than man can express; the eye is not satisfied with seeing nor the ear filled with hearing.

King James 2000 Bible
All things are full of weariness; man cannot express it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

American King James Version
All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

American Standard Version
All things are full of weariness; man cannot utter it : the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All things are hard: man cannot explain them by word. The eye is not filled with seeing, neither is the ear filled with hearing.

Darby Bible Translation
All things are full of toil; none can express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

English Revised Version
All things are full of weariness; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Webster's Bible Translation
All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

World English Bible
All things are full of weariness beyond uttering. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Young's Literal Translation
All these things are wearying; a man is not able to speak, the eye is not satisfied by seeing, nor filled is the ear from hearing.

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
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. 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.…
Cross References
Proverbs 27:20
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.

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 4:8
There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Ecclesiastes 5:10
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

Haggai 1:9
"You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?" declares the LORD of hosts, "Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.
Treasury of Scripture

All things are full of labor; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

full

Ecclesiastes 2:11,26 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had worked, and on the …

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Romans 8:22,23 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together …

man

Ecclesiastes 4:1-4 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under …

Ecclesiastes 7:24-26 That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out…

the eye

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yes, he has neither …

Ecclesiastes 5:10,11 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that …

Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth …

Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Proverbs 30:15,16 The horse leach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are …

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: …

Revelation 7:16,17 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall …

Jump to Previous
Able Ear Enough Express Eye Fill Filled Full Hearing Labour Satisfied Story Toil Utter Uttering Weariness Wearisome Wearying
Jump to Next
Able Ear Enough Express Eye Fill Filled Full Hearing Labour Satisfied Story Toil Utter Uttering Weariness Wearisome Wearying
Links
Ecclesiastes 1:8 NIV
Ecclesiastes 1:8 NLT
Ecclesiastes 1:8 ESV
Ecclesiastes 1:8 NASB
Ecclesiastes 1:8 KJV

Ecclesiastes 1:8 Biblia Paralela
Ecclesiastes 1:8 Chinese Bible
Ecclesiastes 1:8 French Bible
Ecclesiastes 1:8 German Bible

Alphabetical: able All are can ear enough eye fill filled has hearing is it its Man more never nor not of one satisfied say seeing tell than The things to wearisome with

OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are full of weariness beyond (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Ecclesiastes 1:7
Top of Page
Top of Page