Ecclesiastes 9:10
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New International Version
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

New Living Translation
Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.

English Standard Version
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

New American Standard Bible
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

King James Bible
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

International Standard Version
Whatever the activity in which you engage, do it with all your ability, because there is no work, no planning, no learning, and no wisdom in the next world where you're going.

NET Bible
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.

New Heart English Bible
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whatever presents itself for you to do, do it with [all] your might, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or skill in the grave where you're going.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whatsoever thy hand attaineth to do by thy strength, that do; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

New American Standard 1977
Whatever your hand finds to do, verily, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whatever thy hand finds to do, do it with all thy might, for there is no work nor device nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol, where thou goest.

King James 2000 Bible
Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

American King James Version
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

American Standard Version
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

Darby Bible Translation
Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

English Revised Version
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

World English Bible
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

Young's Literal Translation
All that thy hand findeth to do, with thy power do, for there is no work, and device, and knowledge, and wisdom in Sheol whither thou art going.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:4-10 The most despicable living man's state, is preferable to that of the most noble who have died impenitent. Solomon exhorts the wise and pious to cheerful confidence in God, whatever their condition in life. The meanest morsel, coming from their Father's love, in answer to prayer, will have a peculiar relish. Not that we may set our hearts upon the delights of sense, but what God has given us we may use with wisdom. The joy here described, is the gladness of heart that springs from a sense of the Divine favour. This is the world of service, that to come is the world of recompence. All in their stations, may find some work to do. And above all, sinners have the salvation of their souls to seek after, believers have to prove their faith, adorn the gospel, glorify God, and serve their generation.
Study Bible
Enjoy Your Portion in This Life
9Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun. 10Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going. 11I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.…
Cross References
Romans 12:11
Do not let your zeal subside; keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men,

Genesis 37:35
Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, "Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.

1 Samuel 10:7
"It shall be when these signs come to you, do for yourself what the occasion requires, for God is with you.

Job 21:13
"They spend their days in prosperity, And suddenly they go down to Sheol.

Psalm 6:5
For there is no mention of You in death; In Sheol who will give You thanks?

Ecclesiastes 9:5
For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 11:6
Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.

Isaiah 38:10
I said, "In the middle of my life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years."

Isaiah 38:18
"For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
Treasury of Scripture

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

thy hand

Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up …

1 Chronicles 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise …

1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, …

1 Chronicles 29:2,3 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the …

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which …

Ezra 6:14,15 And the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the …

Nehemiah 2:12-20 And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told …

Nehemiah 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, …

Nehemiah 4:2,6,9-13,17-23 And he spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, …

Nehemiah 13:8-31 And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household …

Psalm 71:15-18 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all …

Jeremiah 29:13 And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, …

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Romans 15:18-20 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ …

1 Corinthians 9:24,26 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives …

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: …

Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

2 Peter 1:12-15 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these …

for

Ecclesiastes 9:5,6 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any …

Ecclesiastes 11:3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth: …

Job 14:7-12 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout …

Psalm 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of you: in the grave who shall …

Psalm 88:10-12 Will you show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise you? Selah…

Isaiah 38:18,19 For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they …

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night …

Acts 20:25-31 And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching …

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