Ecclesiastes 7:28
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Also give not thy heart to all the words which one speaketh, lest thou shouldest hear thy servant curse thee. For thy heart knoweth in many cases that thou also hast cursed others." The talk of the people, who are the indef. subj. of ילבּרוּ (lxx, Targ., Syr. supply ἀσεβεῖς), is not about "thee who givest heed to the counsels just given" (Hitz., Zckl.), for the restrictive עליך is wanting; and why should a servant be zealous to utter imprecations on the conduct of his master, which rests on the best maxims? It is the babbling of the people in general that is meant. To this one ought not to turn his heart (ל ... נתן, as at Ecclesiastes 1:13, Ecclesiastes 1:17; Ecclesiastes 8:9, Ecclesiastes 8:16), i.e., gives wilful attention, ne (לא אשׁר equals פּן, which does not occur in the Book of Koheleth) audias servum tuum tibi maledicere; the particip. expression of the pred. obj. follows the analogy of Genesis 21:9, Ewald, 284b, and is not a Graecism; for since in this place hearing is meant, not immediately, but mediated through others, the expression would not in good Greek be with the lxx ... τοῦ δούλου σου καταρωμένου σε, but τὸν δοῦλόν σου καταρᾶσθαι σε. The warning has its motive in this, that by such roundabout hearing one generally hears most unpleasant things; and on hearsay no reliance can be placed. Such gossiping one should ignore, should not listen to it at all; and if, nevertheless, something so bad is reported as that our own servant has spoken words of imprecation against us, yet we ought to pass that by unheeded, well knowing that we ourselves have often spoken harsh words against others. The expression וגו ידע, "thou art conscious to thyself that," is like פּע ר, 1 Kings 2:44, not the obj. accus. dependent on ידע (Hitz.), "many cases where also thou ...," but the adv. accus. of time to קּלּלתּ; the words are inverted (Ewald, 336b), the style of Koheleth being fond of thus giving prominence to the chief conception (Ecclesiastes 7:20, Ecclesiastes 5:18; Ecclesiastes 3:13). The first gam, although it belongs to "thine, thy," as at Ecclesiastes 7:22 it is also connected with "thou,"

(Note: גּם־אתּ, on account of the half pause, accented on the penult. according to the Masora.)

stands at the beginning of the sentence, after such syntactical examples as Hosea 6:11; Zechariah 9:11; and even with a two-membered sentence, Job 2:10.

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yet

Ecclesiastes 7:23,24 All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me...

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you early...

one

Job 33:23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness:

Psalm 12:1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

but

1 Kings 11:1-3 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians...

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1 Kings 11:3
He had 700 wives, who were princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:27
Behold, this is what I found, says the Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things--

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