Ecclesiastes 5:8
New International Version
If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.

New Living Translation
Don't be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy.

English Standard Version
If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.

New American Standard Bible
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

King James Bible
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don't be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.

International Standard Version
Don't be surprised when you see the poor oppressed and the violent perverting both justice and verdicts in a province, for one high official watches another, and there are ones higher still over them.

NET Bible
If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be surprised if you see poor people being oppressed, denied justice, or denied their rights in any district. One authority is watching over another, and they both have authorities watching over them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thou seest violence unto the poor and the extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and there is one higher than they.

King James 2000 Bible
If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for the high official is watched by a higher one ; and there are yet higher ones over them.

American King James Version
If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regards; and there be higher than they.

American Standard Version
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for one higher than the high regardeth; and there are higher than they.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these:

Darby Bible Translation
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.

English Revised Version
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for one higher than the high regardeth; and there be higher than they.

Webster's Bible Translation
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perversion of judgment and justice in a province, wonder not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there are higher than they.

World English Bible
If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don't marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them.

Young's Literal Translation
If oppression of the poor, and violent taking away of judgment and righteousness thou seest in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for a higher than the high is observing, and high ones are over them.

Prediker 5:8 Afrikaans PWL
As jy die onderdrukking van die arme en gewelddadige verdraaiing van regverdige oordeel sien in ’n stad, verwonder jou nie oor die saak nie, want Hy wat hoër is as die hoogste hou dit dop en Hy wat hoër is, is oor hulle.

Predikuesi 5:8 Albanian
Në rast se në provincë sheh shtypjen e të varfërit dhe shkeljen me dhunë të së drejtës dhe të drejtësisë, mos u habit nga kjo gjë; sepse mbi një pushtet të lartë ndodhet një më i lartë dhe mbi ta disa pushtete akoma më të larta.

ﺍﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺔ 5:8 Arabic: Smith & Van Dyke
ان رأيت ظلم الفقير ونزع الحق والعدل في البلاد فلا ترتع من الأمر. لان فوق العالي عاليا يلاحظ والاعلى فوقهما.

Dyr Prödiger 5:8 Bavarian
Wennst seghst, däß de Armen eyn n Land drausst ausbeutt werdnd und daadl glei gar kain Gerechtigkeit herrscht, brauchst di drob nit wundern: Ayn ieder Orthaber werd von aynn hoehern döckt, und yso geet s weiter.

Еклесиаст 5:8 Bulgarian
Ако видиш, че сиромахът се угнетява, И че правосъдието и правдата в държавата се изнасилват, Да се не почудиш на това нещо; Защото над високия надзирава по-висок, И над тях има по-високи.

現代標點和合本 (CUVMP Traditional)
你若在一省之中見窮人受欺壓,並奪去公義、公平的事,不要因此詫異。因有一位高過居高位的鑒察,在他們以上還有更高的。

现代标点和合本 (CUVMP Simplified)
你若在一省之中见穷人受欺压,并夺去公义、公平的事,不要因此诧异。因有一位高过居高位的鉴察,在他们以上还有更高的。

傳 道 書 5:8 Chinese Bible: Union (Traditional)
你 若 在 一 省 之 中 見 窮 人 受 欺 壓 , 並 奪 去 公 義 公 平 的 事 , 不 要 因 此 詫 異 ; 因 有 一 位 高 過 居 高 位 的 鑒 察 , 在 他 們 以 上 還 有 更 高 的 。

傳 道 書 5:8 Chinese Bible: Union (Simplified)
你 若 在 一 省 之 中 见 穷 人 受 欺 压 , 并 夺 去 公 义 公 平 的 事 , 不 要 因 此 诧 异 ; 因 有 一 位 高 过 居 高 位 的 鉴 察 , 在 他 们 以 上 还 有 更 高 的 。

Ecclesiastes 5:8 Croatian Bible
Ako vidiš gdje tlače siromaha i gaze pravo i pravicu u zemlji, ne čudi se tomu, jer nad visokim straži viši, a nad njim najviši.

Kazatel 5:8 Czech BKR
Jestliže bys nátisk chudého a zadržení soudu a spravedlnosti spatřil v krajině, nediv se té věci; nebo vyšší vysokého šetří, a ještě vyšší nad nimi.

Prædikeren 5:8 Danish
Naar du ser den fattige undertrykt og Lov og Ret krænket paa din Egn, saa undre dig ikke over den Ting; thi paa den høje vogter en højere, og andre endnu højere vogter paa dem begge.

Prediker 5:8 Dutch Staten Vertaling
Het voordeel des aardrijks is voor allen: de koning zelfs wordt van het veld gediend.

Westminster Leningrad Codex
אִם־עֹ֣שֶׁק רָ֠שׁ וְגֵ֨זֶל מִשְׁפָּ֤ט וָצֶ֙דֶק֙ תִּרְאֶ֣ה בַמְּדִינָ֔ה אַל־תִּתְמַ֖הּ עַל־הַחֵ֑פֶץ כִּ֣י גָבֹ֜הַּ מֵעַ֤ל גָּבֹ֙הַּ֙ שֹׁמֵ֔ר וּגְבֹהִ֖ים עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃

WLC (Consonants Only)
אם־עשק רש וגזל משפט וצדק תראה במדינה אל־תתמה על־החפץ כי גבה מעל גבה שמר וגבהים עליהם׃

Aleppo Codex
ז אם עשק רש וגזל משפט וצדק תראה במדינה--אל תתמה על החפץ  כי גבה מעל גבה שמר וגבהים עליהם

Prédikátor 5:8 Hungarian: Karoli
Ha a szegényeknek nyomoríttatását, és a törvénynek és igazságnak elfordíttatását látod a tartományban: ne csudálkozzál e dolgon; mert [egyik] felsõrendû vigyáz a [másik] felsõrendûre, és ezek felett [még] felsõbbrendûek [vannak.]

La predikanto 5:8 Esperanto
Se premadon de malricxulo kaj rompadon de justeco kaj honesteco vi vidas en lando, ne miru; cxar pli alta kontrolas pli altan, kaj plej altaj ilin kontrolas.

SAARNAAJA 5:8 Finnish: Bible (1776)
Jos näet köyhää sorrettavan sekä oikeutta ja vanhurskautta poljettavan maakunnassa, niin älä sitä asiaa ihmettele; sillä ylhäistä vartioitsee vielä ylhäisempi, ja sitäkin ylhäisemmät heitä molempia.

Ecclésiaste 5:8 French: Darby
Si tu vois le pauvre opprime et le droit et la justice violentes dans un province, ne t'etonne pas de cela; car il y en a un qui est haut au-dessus des hauts, et qui prend garde, et il y en a de plus hauts qu'eux.

Ecclésiaste 5:8 French: Louis Segond (1910)
Si tu vois dans une province le pauvre opprimé et la violation du droit et de la justice, ne t'en étonne point; car un homme élevé est placé sous la surveillance d'un autre plus élevé, et au-dessus d'eux il en est de plus élevés encore.

Ecclésiaste 5:8 French: Martin (1744)
Si tu vois dans la Province qu'on fasse tort au pauvre, et que le droit et la justice [y] soient violés, ne t'étonne point de cela; car un plus haut élevé que ce haut élevé y prend garde, et il y en a de plus haut élevés qu'eux.

Prediger 5:8 German: Modernized
Siehest du dem Armen Unrecht tun und Recht und Gerechtigkeit im Lande wegreißen, wundere dich des Vornehmens nicht; denn es ist noch ein hoher Hüter über den Hohen, und sind noch Höhere über die beiden.

Prediger 5:8 German: Luther (1912)
Siehst du dem Armen Unrecht tun und Recht und Gerechtigkeit im Lande wegreißen, wundere dich des Vornehmens nicht; denn es ist ein hoher Hüter über den Hohen und sind noch Höhere über die beiden. {~} {~}

Prediger 5:8 German: Textbibel (1899)
Wenn du Bedrückung des Armen und Entziehung von Recht und Gerechtigkeit in der Landschaft siehst, so wundere dich nicht über die Sache; denn ein Hoher wacht über den andern und ein Höchster über sie alle.

Ecclesiaste 5:8 Italian: Riveduta Bible (1927)
Se vedi nella provincia l’oppressione del povero e la violazione del diritto e della giustizia, non te ne maravigliare; poiché sopra un uomo in alto veglia uno che sta più in alto e sovr’essi, sta un Altissimo.

Ecclesiaste 5:8 Italian: Giovanni Diodati Bible (1649)
Se tu vedi nella provincia l’oppression del povero, e la ruberia del giudicio e della giustizia, non maravigliarti di questa cosa; perciocchè vi è uno Eccelso di sopra all’eccelso, che vi prende guardia; anzi, vi sono degli eccelsi sopra essi tutti.

PENGKHOTBAH 5:8 Indonesian - Terjemahan Lama (TL)
Apabila di tempat hukum engkau melihat orang miskin teraniaya dan adalat dan kebenaran dijadikan rampasan, jangan engkau tercengang-cengang akan perbuatan yang demikian, karena Satu, yang tinggi dari pada segala ketinggian itu, ada mengamat-amatinya, dan Allah taalapun di atas sekaliannya.

전도서 5:8 Korean
너는 어느 도에서든지 빈민을 학대하는 것과 공의를 박멸하는 것을 볼지라도 그것을 이상히 여기지 말라 높은 자보다 더 높은 자가 감찰하고 그들보다 더 높은 자들이 있음이니라

Ecclesiastes 5:8 Latin: Vulgata Clementina
Si videris calumnias egenorum, et violenta judicia, et subverti justitiam in provincia, non mireris super hoc negotio : quia excelso excelsior est alius, et super hos quoque eminentiores sunt alii ;

Koheleto knyga 5:8 Lithuanian
Jei matai spaudžiamą vargšą ir teisingumo bei tiesos iškraipymą krašte, nesistebėk, nes aukštą stebi aukštesnis už jį, o virš jų yra dar aukštesnis.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 Maori
Ki te kite koe i te rawakore e tukinotia ana, a e kahakina ketia ana te whakawa raua ko te tika i te kawanatanga, kaua e miharo ki taua mea: no te mea e maharatia ana e tetahi, he tiketike ake nei i te mea tiketike; tenei ano hoki tetahi e tiketi ke ake ana i a ratou.

Predikerens 5:8 Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930)
Om du ser at den fattige undertrykkes, og at rett og rettferdighet tredes under føtter i landet, så undre dig ikke over den ting! For den som er høitstående, har en høiere til å vokte på sig, og en høieste vokter på dem begge.

Eclesiastés 5:8 Spanish: La Biblia de las Américas
Si ves la opresión del pobre y la negación del derecho y de la justicia en la provincia, no te sorprendas del hecho, porque un oficial vigila sobre otro oficial, y hay oficiales superiores sobre ellos.

Eclesiastés 5:8 Spanish: La Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos
Si ves la opresión del pobre y la negación del derecho y de la justicia en la provincia, no te sorprendas del hecho, porque un oficial vigila sobre otro oficial, y hay oficiales superiores sobre ellos.

Eclesiastés 5:8 Spanish: Reina Valera Gómez
Si opresión de pobres, y extorsión de derecho y de justicia vieres en la provincia, no te maravilles de ello; porque sobre el alto está mirando otro más alto, y uno más alto está sobre ellos.

Eclesiastés 5:8 Spanish: Reina Valera 1909
Si violencias de pobres, y extorsión de derecho y de justicia vieres en la porvincia, no te maravilles de esta licencia; porque alto está mirando sobre alto, y uno más alto está sobre ellos.

Eclesiastés 5:8 Spanish: Sagradas Escrituras 1569
Si violencias de pobres, y extorsión de derecho y de justicia vieres en la provincia, no te maravilles de esta licencia; porque alto está mirando sobre alto, y uno más alto está sobre ellos.

Eclesiastes 5:8 Bíblia King James Atualizada Português
Se em uma província vês um pobre oprimido, e as leis e a justiça violadas, não fiques perplexo: quem está no alto tem sempre outro mais alto que o vigia, e sobre ambos há outros ainda mais altos.

Eclesiastes 5:8 Portugese Bible
Se vires em alguma província opressão de pobres, e a perversão violenta do direito e da justiça, não te maravilhes de semelhante caso. Pois quem está altamente colocado tem superior que o vigia; e há mais altos ainda sobre eles.   

Ecclesiast 5:8 Romanian: Cornilescu
Cînd vezi în ţară pe cel sărac năpăstuit şi jăfuit în numele dreptului şi dreptăţii, să nu te miri de lucrul acesta! Căci peste cel mare veghează altul mai mare, şi peste ei toţi Cel Prea Înalt.

Екклесиаст 5:8 Russian: Synodal Translation (1876)
(5:7) Если ты увидишь в какой области притеснение бедному и нарушениесуда и правды, то не удивляйся этому: потому что над высоким наблюдает высший, а над нимиеще высший;

Екклесиаст 5:8 Russian koi8r
(5-7) Если ты увидишь в какой области притеснение бедному и нарушение суда и правды, то не удивляйся этому: потому что над высоким наблюдает высший, а над ними еще высший;

Predikaren 5:8 Swedish (1917)
Om du ser att den fattige förtryckes, och att rätt och rättfärdighet våldföres i landet, så förundra dig icke däröver; ty på den höge vaktar en högre, och andra ännu högre vakta på dem båda.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)
Kung iyong nakikita ang kapighatian ng dukha, at ang karahasang pagaalis ng kahatulan at kaganapan sa isang lalawigan, huwag mong kamanghaan ang bagay: sapagka't ang lalong mataas kay sa mataas ay nagmamasid; at may lalong mataas kay sa kanila.

ปัญญาจารย์ 5:8 Thai: from KJV
ถ้าเจ้าเห็นคนจนในเมืองถูกข่มเหงก็ดี เห็นความยุติธรรมและความเที่ยงธรรมเอาไปเสียก็ดี เจ้าอย่าประหลาดใจในเรื่องนั้น ด้วยว่ามีเจ้าหน้าที่คอยจับตาเจ้าหน้าที่อยู่ แล้วยังมีผู้สูงกว่าอีกชั้นหนึ่งจับตาอยู่เหนือพวกเขาทั้งสิ้น

Vaiz 5:8 Turkish
Bir yerde yoksullara baskı yapıldığını, adaletin ve doğruluğun çiğnendiğini görürsen şaşma; çünkü üstü gözeten daha üst biri var, onların da üstleri var.

Truyeàân Ñaïo 5:8 Vietnamese (1934)
Khi ngươi thấy trong xứ có kẻ nghèo bị hà hiếp, hoặc thấy sự phạm đến lẽ chánh trực, sự trái phép công bình, thì chớ lấy làm lạ; vì có kẻ cao hơn kẻ cao vẫn coi chừng, lại còn có Ðấng cao hơn nữa.

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