Ecclesiastes 7:23
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New International Version
All this I tested by wisdom and I said, "I am determined to be wise"-- but this was beyond me.

New Living Translation
I have always tried my best to let wisdom guide my thoughts and actions. I said to myself, "I am determined to be wise." But it didn't work.

English Standard Version
All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.

New American Standard Bible
I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, "I will be wise," but it was far from me.

King James Bible
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have tested all this by wisdom. I resolved, "I will be wise," but it was beyond me.

International Standard Version
I used my wisdom to test all of this. I said, "I want to be wise," but it was beyond me.

NET Bible
I have examined all this by wisdom; I said, "I am determined to comprehend this"--but it was beyond my grasp.

New Heart English Bible
All this have I proved in wisdom. I said, "I will be wise;" but it was far from me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I used wisdom to test all of this. I said, "I want to be wise, but it is out of my reach."

JPS Tanakh 1917
All this have I tried by wisdom; I said: 'I will get wisdom'; but it was far from me.

New American Standard 1977
I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All this I have proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise, but it was far from me.

King James 2000 Bible
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

American King James Version
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

American Standard Version
All this have I proved in wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have tried all things in wisdom. I have said: I will be wise: and it departed farther from me,

Darby Bible Translation
All this have I tried by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

English Revised Version
All this have I proved in wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

Webster's Bible Translation
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

World English Bible
All this have I proved in wisdom. I said, "I will be wise;" but it was far from me.

Young's Literal Translation
All this I have tried by wisdom; I have said, 'I am wise,' and it is far from me.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:23-29 Solomon, in his search into the nature and reason of things, had been miserably deluded. But he here speaks with godly sorrow. He alone who constantly aims to please God, can expect to escape; the careless sinner probably will fall to rise no more. He now discovered more than ever the evil of the great sin of which he had been guilty, the loving many strange women,
Study Bible
Limits of Human Wisdom
22For you also have realized that you likewise have many times cursed others. 23I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, "I will be wise," but it was far from me. 24What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it?…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

Ecclesiastes 7:22
For you also have realized that you likewise have many times cursed others.

Ecclesiastes 8:17
and I saw every work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun. Even though man should seek laboriously, he will not discover; and though the wise man should say, "I know," he cannot discover.
Treasury of Scripture

All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

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Genesis 3:5 For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes …

1 Kings 3:11,12 And God said to him, Because you have asked this thing, and have …

1 Kings 11:1-8 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter …

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of …

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