Ecclesiastes 7:27
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New International Version
"Look," says the Teacher, "this is what I have discovered: "Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things--

New Living Translation
"This is my conclusion," says the Teacher. "I discovered this after looking at the matter from every possible angle.

English Standard Version
Behold, this is what I found, says the Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things—

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I have discovered this," says the Preacher, "adding one thing to another to find an explanation,

King James Bible
Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look," says the Teacher, "I have discovered this by adding one thing to another to find out the explanation,

International Standard Version
"Look at this," says the Teacher. "Linking one thing to another, I reached this conclusion:

NET Bible
The Teacher says: I discovered this while trying to discover the scheme of things, item by item.

New Heart English Bible
Behold, this have I found, says the Preacher, one to another, to find out the scheme;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The spokesman said, "This is what I've found: I added one thing to another in order to find a reason for things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, this have I found, saith Koheleth, adding one thing to another, to find out the account;

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “adding one thing to another to find an explanation,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, this I have found, saith the preacher, weighing things one by one to find out the answer,

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, this have I found, says the preacher, adding one thing to another, to find out the reason:

American King James Version
Behold, this have I found, said the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:

American Standard Version
Behold, this have I found, saith the Preacher, laying one thing to another, to find out the account;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lo this have I found, said Ecclesiastes, weighing one thing after another, that I might find out the account,

Darby Bible Translation
See this which I have found, saith the Preacher, [searching] one by one to find out the reason;

English Revised Version
Behold, this have I found, saith the Preacher; laying one thing to another, to find out the account:

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:

World English Bible
"Behold, I have found this," says the Preacher, "one to another, to find out the scheme;

Young's Literal Translation
See, this I have found, said the Preacher, one to one, to find out the reason
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
26And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her. 27"Behold, I have discovered this," says the Preacher, "adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 28which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 1:1
The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Ecclesiastes 1:12
I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Ecclesiastes 7:26
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.

Ecclesiastes 7:28
which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, this have I found, said the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:

saith

Ecclesiastes 1:1,2 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem…

Ecclesiastes 12:8-10 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity…

counting one by one, to find out the account

Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, …

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