Ecclesiastes 7:24
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New International Version
Whatever exists is far off and most profound-- who can discover it?

New Living Translation
Wisdom is always distant and difficult to find.

English Standard Version
That which has been is far off, and deep, very deep; who can find it out?

New American Standard Bible
What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it?

King James Bible
That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What exists is beyond reach and very deep. Who can discover it?

International Standard Version
Whatever it is, it's far off and most profound. Who can attain it?

NET Bible
Whatever has happened is beyond human understanding; it is far deeper than anyone can fathom.

New Heart English Bible
That which is, is far off and exceedingly deep. Who can find it out?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whatever wisdom may be, it is out of reach. It is deep, very deep. Who can find out what it is?

JPS Tanakh 1917
That which is is far off, and exceeding deep; who can find it out?

New American Standard 1977
What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it?

Jubilee Bible 2000
That which has been is far off and that which is exceeding deep, who can find it out?

King James 2000 Bible
That which is far off, and exceedingly deep, who can find it out?

American King James Version
That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

American Standard Version
That which is, is far off and exceeding deep; who can find it out?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Much more than it was: it is a great depth, who shall find it out?

Darby Bible Translation
Whatever hath been, is far off, and exceeding deep: who will find it out?

English Revised Version
That which is is far off, and exceeding deep; who can find it out?

Webster's Bible Translation
That which is far off, and exceedingly deep, who can find it out?

World English Bible
That which is, is far off and exceedingly deep. Who can find it out?

Young's Literal Translation
Far off is that which hath been, and deep, deep, who doth find it?
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
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? 25I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.…
Cross References
Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Job 11:7
"Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?

Job 28:12
"But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

Job 37:23
"The Almighty-- we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

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

That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

Deuteronomy 30:11-14 For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden …

Job 11:7,8 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty …

Job 28:12-23,28 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding…

Psalm 36:6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are …

Psalm 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, …

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

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