Ecclesiastes 7:28
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New International Version
while I was still searching but not finding-- I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all.

New Living Translation
Though I have searched repeatedly, I have not found what I was looking for. Only one out of a thousand men is virtuous, but not one woman!

English Standard Version
which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
which my soul continually searches for but does not find: among a thousand people I have found one true man, but among all these I have not found a true woman.

International Standard Version
Among the things I seek but have not found: one man among a thousand I did find, but I have not found one woman to be wise among all these.

NET Bible
What I have continually sought, I have not found; I have found only one upright man among a thousand, but I have not found one upright woman among all of them.

New Heart English Bible
which my soul still seeks; but I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am still seeking a reason for things, but have not found any. I found one man out of a thousand who had it, but out of all these I didn't find one woman.

JPS Tanakh 1917
which yet my soul sought, but I found not; one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
which my soul yet seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand I have found, but a woman among all those I have not found.

King James 2000 Bible
Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

American King James Version
Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

American Standard Version
which my soul still seeketh, but I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which yet my soul seeketh, and I have not found it. One man among a thousand I have found, a woman among them all I have not found.

Darby Bible Translation
which my soul yet seeketh, and I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found, but a woman among all those have I not found.

English Revised Version
which my soul still seeketh, but I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

Webster's Bible Translation
Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

World English Bible
which my soul still seeks; but I have not found. One man among a thousand have I found; but I have not found a woman among all those.

Young's Literal Translation
(that still my soul had sought, and I had not found), One man, a teacher, I have found, and a woman among all these I have not found.
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
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. 29"Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices."…
Cross References
1 Kings 11:3
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

Ecclesiastes 7:27
"Behold, I have discovered this," says the Preacher, "adding one thing to another to find an explanation,
Treasury of Scripture

Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

yet

Ecclesiastes 7:23,24 All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it …

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit …

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Job 33:23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, …

Psalm 12:1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from …

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1 Kings 11:1-3 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter …

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