Ecclesiastes 3:11
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewTransliterationStrong'sDefinitionOrigin
He has madeעָשָׂ֖הa·sah6213ado, makea prim. root
everythingהַכֹּ֥לhak·kol3605the whole, allfrom kalal
appropriateיָפֶ֣הya·feh3303fair, beautifulfrom yaphah
in its time.בְעִתֹּ֑וve·'it·tov;6256timeprobably from anah
He has alsoגַּ֤םgam1571also, moreover, yeafrom an unused word
setנָתַ֣ןna·tan5414to give, put, seta prim. root
eternityהָעֹלָם֙ha·'o·lam5769long duration, antiquity, futurityfrom an unused word
in their heart,בְּלִבָּ֔םbe·lib·bam,3820inner man, mind, will, heartfrom the same as lebab
yet soמִבְּלִ֞יmib·be·li1097a wearing outfrom balah
that manהָאָדָ֗םha·'a·dam120man, mankindfrom an unused word
will not findיִמְצָ֣אyim·tza4672to attain to, finda prim. root
out the workהַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֛הham·ma·'a·seh4639a deed, workfrom asah
whichאֲשֶׁ֧רa·sher834who, which, thata prim. pronoun
Godהָאֱלֹהִ֖יםha·'e·lo·him430God, godpl. of eloah
has doneעָשָׂ֥הa·sah6213ado, makea prim. root
from the beginningמֵרֹ֥אשׁme·rosh7218heada prim. root
even to the end.סֹֽוף׃so·vf.5490an endfrom suph
KJV Lexicon
He hath made
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
every thing beautiful
yapheh  (yaw-feh')
beautiful -- + beautiful, beauty, comely, fair(-est, one), + goodly, pleasant, well.
in his time
`eth  (ayth)
time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc.
also he hath set
nathan  (naw-than')
to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.)
the world
`owlam  (o-lawm')
concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e. (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always
in their heart
leb  (labe)
the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect
so that
bliy  (bel-ee')
failure, i.e. nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.
no man
'adam  (aw-dawm')
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
can find out
matsa'  (maw-tsaw')
to come forth to, i.e. appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e. find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present
the work
ma`aseh  (mah-as-eh')
an action (good or bad); generally, a transaction; abstractly, activity; by implication, a product (specifically, a poem) or (generally) property
that God
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
maketh
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
from the beginning
ro'sh  (roshe)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
to the end
cowph  (sofe)
a termination -- conclusion, end, hinder participle
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end.

International Standard Version
He made everything appropriate in its time. He also placed eternity within them—yet, no person can fully comprehend what God is doing from beginning to end.

NET Bible
God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time, but he has also placed ignorance in the human heart so that people cannot discover what God has ordained, from the beginning to the end of their lives.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people's minds. Yet, mortals still can't grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end [of time].

King James 2000 Bible
He has made every thing beautiful in its time: also he has put eternity in men's hearts, so that no man can find out the work that God does from the beginning to the end.
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