Ecclesiastes 8:16
New International Version
When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the labor that is done on earth--people getting no sleep day or night--

New Living Translation
In my search for wisdom and in my observation of people's burdens here on earth, I discovered that there is ceaseless activity, day and night.

English Standard Version
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on earth, how neither day nor night do one’s eyes see sleep,

New American Standard Bible
When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night),

King James Bible
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the activity that is done on the earth (even though one's eyes do not close in sleep day or night),

International Standard Version
When I dedicated myself to experience wisdom and to observe what is undertaken on earth—even going without sleep day and night—

NET Bible
When I tried to gain wisdom and to observe the activity on earth--even though it prevents anyone from sleeping day or night--

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When I carefully considered how to study wisdom and how to look at the work that is done on earth (even going without sleep day and night),

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I applied mine heart to know wisdom and to see the business that is done upon the earth (for also there is he that neither day nor night sees sleep with his eyes).

King James 2000 Bible
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is one who neither day nor night sees sleep with his eyes:)

American King James Version
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night sees sleep with his eyes:)

American Standard Version
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes),

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to understand the distraction that is upon earth: for there are some that day and night take no sleep with their eyes.

Darby Bible Translation
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes),

English Revised Version
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

Webster's Bible Translation
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

World English Bible
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on the earth (for also there is that neither day nor night sees sleep with his eyes),

Young's Literal Translation
When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the business that hath been done on the earth, (for there is also a spectator in whose eyes sleep is not by day and by night),

Prediker 8:16 Afrikaans PWL
daarom het ek my binneste gerig om wysheid te ken en om die dinge te sien wat op die aarde gedoen word, want daar is hulle wie se oë geen slaap sien nie, beide dag of nag.

Predikuesi 8:16 Albanian
Kur unë e vura zemrën time të njohë diturinë dhe të mendojë përpjekjet që bëhen mbi tokë (edhe kur dikush nuk i lë të pushojnë sytë e tij as ditën as natën),

ﺍﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺔ 8:16 Arabic: Smith & Van Dyke
لما وجهت قلبي لاعرف الحكمة وانظر العمل الذي عمل على الارض وانه نهارا وليلا لا يرى النوم بعينيه

Dyr Prödiger 8:16 Bavarian
Also gverlög i mi drauf, dyrhinterzkemmen, was d Weisheit wirklich ist, und z begreiffen, zwö däß si d Menschn Tag und Nacht yso abhintuend, wenn s +doch lösstlich auf nix kemmend.

Еклесиаст 8:16 Bulgarian
Когато предадох сърцето си да позная мъдростта, И да видя труденето, което ставаше по земята, Как очите на някои не виждат сън ни денем ни нощем,

現代標點和合本 (CUVMP Traditional)
我專心求智慧,要看世上所做的事,有晝夜不睡覺,不合眼的。

现代标点和合本 (CUVMP Simplified)
我专心求智慧,要看世上所做的事,有昼夜不睡觉,不合眼的。

傳 道 書 8:16 Chinese Bible: Union (Traditional)
我 專 心 求 智 慧 , 要 看 世 上 所 做 的 事 。 ( 有 晝 夜 不 睡 覺 不 合 眼 的 。 )

傳 道 書 8:16 Chinese Bible: Union (Simplified)
我 专 心 求 智 慧 , 要 看 世 上 所 做 的 事 。 ( 有 昼 夜 不 睡 觉 不 合 眼 的 。 )

Ecclesiastes 8:16 Croatian Bible
Poslije svih napora da dokučim mudrost, pokušah spoznati što se radi na zemlji. Uistinu, čovjek ne nalazi spokojstva ni danju ni noću.

Kazatel 8:16 Czech BKR
A ač jsem se vydal srdcem svým na to, abych moudrost vystihnouti mohl, a vyrozuměti bídě, kteráž bývá na zemi, pro kterouž ani ve dne ani v noci nespí,

Prædikeren 8:16 Danish
Hver Gang jeg vendte min Hu til at nemme Visdom og granske det Slid, som gaar for sig paa Jorden — thi hverken Dag eller Nat faar man Søvn i Øjnene —

Prediker 8:16 Dutch Staten Vertaling
Als ik mijn hart begaf, om wijsheid te weten, en om aan te zien de bezigheid, die op de aarde geschiedt, dat men ook, des daags of des nachts, den slaap niet ziet met zijne ogen;

Westminster Leningrad Codex
כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר נָתַ֤תִּי אֶת־לִבִּי֙ לָדַ֣עַת חָכְמָ֔ה וְלִרְאֹות֙ אֶת־הָ֣עִנְיָ֔ן אֲשֶׁ֥ר נַעֲשָׂ֖ה עַל־הָאָ֑רֶץ כִּ֣י גַ֤ם בַּיֹּום֙ וּבַלַּ֔יְלָה שֵׁנָ֕ה בְּעֵינָ֖יו אֵינֶ֥נּוּ רֹאֶֽה׃

WLC (Consonants Only)
כאשר נתתי את־לבי לדעת חכמה ולראות את־הענין אשר נעשה על־הארץ כי גם ביום ובלילה שנה בעיניו איננו ראה׃

Aleppo Codex
טז כאשר נתתי את לבי לדעת חכמה ולראות את הענין אשר נעשה על הארץ  כי גם ביום ובלילה--שנה בעיניו איננו ראה

Prédikátor 8:16 Hungarian: Karoli

La predikanto 8:16 Esperanto
Kiam mi direktis mian koron, por ekkoni sagxecon, kaj por cxirkauxrigardi la aferojn, kiuj estas farataj sur la tero tiamaniere, ke nek tage nek nokte homo vidas dormon sur siaj okuloj; kaj kiam mi rigardis cxiujn farojn de Dio:

SAARNAAJA 8:16 Finnish: Bible (1776)
Kun minä käänsin sydämeni oppimaan viisautta ja katsomaan työtä, jota tehdään maan päällä saamatta untakaan silmiin päivällä tai yöllä,

Ecclésiaste 8:16 French: Darby
Lorsque j'ai applique mon coeur à connaitre la sagesse et à regarder les choses qui se font sur la terre (car il y a tel homme qui, ni jour ni nuit, ne voit le sommeil de ses yeux),

Ecclésiaste 8:16 French: Louis Segond (1910)
Lorsque j'ai appliqué mon coeur à connaître la sagesse et à considérer les choses qui se passent sur la terre, -car les yeux de l'homme ne goûtent le sommeil ni jour ni nuit,

Ecclésiaste 8:16 French: Martin (1744)
Après avoir appliqué mon cœur à connaître la sagesse, et à regarder les occupations qu'il y a sur la terre, (car même ni jour, ni nuit, [l'homme] ne donne point de repos à ses yeux.)

Prediger 8:16 German: Modernized
Ich gab mein Herz, zu wissen die Weisheit und zu schauen die Mühe, die auf Erden geschieht, daß auch einer weder Tag noch Nacht den Schlaf siehet mit seinen Augen.

Prediger 8:16 German: Luther (1912)
Ich gab mein Herz, zu wissen die Weisheit und zu schauen die Mühe, die auf Erden geschieht, daß auch einer weder Tag noch Nacht den Schlaf sieht mit seinen Augen.

Prediger 8:16 German: Textbibel (1899)
Als ich meinen Sinn darauf richtete, Weisheit zu erkennen und das Treiben zu besehen, das auf Erden geschieht, - denn weder bei Tage noch bei Nacht bekommt der Mensch mit seinen Augen Schlaf zu sehen -

Ecclesiaste 8:16 Italian: Riveduta Bible (1927)
Quand’io ho applicato il mio cuore a conoscere la sapienza e a considerare le cose che si fanno sulla terra perché gli occhi dell’uomo non godono sonno né giorno né notte,

Ecclesiaste 8:16 Italian: Giovanni Diodati Bible (1649)
Quando io ho recato il cuor mio a conoscer la sapienza, ed a veder gli affari che si fanno sopra la terra perciocchè nè giorno nè notte esso mio cuore non vede sonno degli occhi suoi;

PENGKHOTBAH 8:16 Indonesian - Terjemahan Lama (TL)
Maka pada masa yakin hatiku hendak mengetahui hikmat dan melihat segala syugul yang jadi di atas bumi, sehingga kerap kali mata orang tiada merasai tidur baik siang baik malam,

전도서 8:16 Korean
내가 마음을 다하여 지혜를 알고자 하며 세상에서 하는 노고를 보고자 하는 동시에 (밤낮으로 자지 못하는 자도 있도다)

Ecclesiastes 8:16 Latin: Vulgata Clementina
Et apposui cor meum ut scirem sapientiam, et intelligerem distentionem quæ versatur in terra. Est homo qui diebus et noctibus somnum non capit oculis.

Koheleto knyga 8:16 Lithuanian
Kai aš stengiausi suprasti išmintį ir tai, kas vyksta žemėje, kodėl žmonės nei dieną, nei naktį nesudeda akių,

Ecclesiastes 8:16 Maori
I taku tukunga i toku ngakau kia mohio ki te whakaaro nui, kia kite i te raruraru e mahia nei i runga i te whenua: i te ao nei hoki, i te po kahore ona kanohi e kite i te moe:

Predikerens 8:16 Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930)
Da jeg vendte min hu til å lære visdom å kjenne og til å se på det strev og kav folk har her på jorden - for hverken dag eller natt får de søvn på sine øine -

Eclesiastés 8:16 Spanish: La Biblia de las Américas
Cuando apliqué mi corazón a conocer la sabiduría y a ver la tarea que ha sido hecha sobre la tierra (aunque uno no durmiera ni de día ni de noche),

Eclesiastés 8:16 Spanish: La Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos
Cuando apliqué mi corazón a conocer la sabiduría y a ver la tarea que ha sido hecha sobre la tierra (aunque uno no durmiera ni de día ni de noche),

Eclesiastés 8:16 Spanish: Reina Valera Gómez
Yo pues di mi corazón a conocer sabiduría, y a ver la faena que se hace sobre la tierra (porque hay quien ni de noche ni de día ve sueño en sus ojos);

Eclesiastés 8:16 Spanish: Reina Valera 1909
Yo pues dí mi corazón á conocer sabiduría, y á ver la faena que se hace sobre la tierra; (porque hay quien ni de noche ni de día ve sueño en su ojos;)

Eclesiastés 8:16 Spanish: Sagradas Escrituras 1569
Por lo cual yo di mi corazón a conocer sabiduría, y a ver la ocupación que se hace sobre la tierra (porque hay quien ni de noche ni de día ve sueño en sus ojos).

Eclesiastes 8:16 Bíblia King James Atualizada Português
Quando apliquei minha mente a fim de conhecer a sabedoria e a observar todo o trabalho humano que se realiza sobre a face da terra; especialmente daqueles que não se permitem descansar nem de dia nem de noite,

Eclesiastes 8:16 Portugese Bible
Quando apliquei o meu coração a conhecer a sabedoria, e a ver o trabalho que se faz sobre a terra (pois homens há que nem de dia nem de noite conseguem dar sono aos seus olhos),   

Ecclesiast 8:16 Romanian: Cornilescu
Cînd mi-am pus inima să cunosc înţelepciunea şi să mă uit cu băgare de seamă la truda pe care şi -o dă omul pe pămînt-căci omul nu vede somn cu ochii, nici zi nici noapte, -

Екклесиаст 8:16 Russian: Synodal Translation (1876)
Когда я обратил сердце мое на то, чтобы постигнуть мудрость и обозреть дела, которые делаются на земле, и среди которых человек ни днем, ни ночью не знает сна, –

Екклесиаст 8:16 Russian koi8r
Когда я обратил сердце мое на то, чтобы постигнуть мудрость и обозреть дела, которые делаются на земле, и среди которых [человек] ни днем, ни ночью не знает сна, --

Predikaren 8:16 Swedish (1917)
När jag vände mitt hjärta till att förstå vishet, och till att betrakta det besvär som man gör sig på jorden utan att få sömn i sina ögon, varken dag eller natt,

Ecclesiastes 8:16 Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)
Nang aking ikiling ang aking puso upang makaalam ng karunungan, at upang makakita ng gawain na ginagawa sa lupa: (sapagka't may hindi nakakakita ng tulog ng kahit araw o gabi man ng kaniyang mga mata:)

ปัญญาจารย์ 8:16 Thai: from KJV
เมื่อข้าพเจ้าตั้งใจจะเข้าใจสติปัญญาและทราบธุรกิจที่กระทำกันในโลก (ที่เขาอดหลับอดนอนทำกันตลอดวันตลอดคืน)

Vaiz 8:16 Turkish
Bilgeliği ve dünyada çekilen zahmeti anlamak için kafamı yorunca -öyleleri var ki, gece gündüz gözüne uyku girmez-

Truyeàân Ñaïo 8:16 Vietnamese (1934)
Khi ta chuyên lòng để học biết sự khôn ngoan, để hiểu mọi việc làm ra trên đất, thì ta thấy có người ngày và đêm không cho mắt ngủ,

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