|New International Version (© 2011)|
This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of people, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead.
King James Bible
This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
American Standard Version
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
Young's Literal Translation
This is an evil among all that hath been done under the sun, that one event is to all, and also the heart of the sons of man is full of evil, and madness is in their heart during their life, and after it -- unto the dead.
Ecclesiastes 9:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The heart of the sons of men is full of evil - No wonder then that the curse of God should be frequent in the earth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...
Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake...
Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?
Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Matthew 15:19,20 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies...
Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders...
Romans 1:29-31 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...
Ecclesiastes 1:17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly...
Luke 6:11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Acts 26:11,24 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them...
2 Peter 2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb donkey speaking with man's voice forbade the madness of the prophet.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.
Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
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Ecclesiastes 1:17 Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:14 The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
Ecclesiastes 7:2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.
Ecclesiastes 8:11 When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people's hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong.
Ecclesiastes 9:2 All share a common destiny--the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not. As it is with the good, so with the sinful; as it is with those who take oaths, so with those who are afraid to take them.
Ecclesiastes 9:4 Anyone who is among the living has hope --even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
Jeremiah 16:12 But you have behaved more wickedly than your ancestors. See how all of you are following the stubbornness of your evil hearts instead of obeying me.