Ecclesiastes 8:17
New International Version
then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.

New Living Translation
I realized that no one can discover everything God is doing under the sun. Not even the wisest people discover everything, no matter what they claim.

English Standard Version
then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man claims to know, he cannot find it out.

New American Standard Bible
and I saw every work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun. Even though man should seek laboriously, he will not discover; and though the wise man should say, "I know," he cannot discover.

King James Bible
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I observed all the work of God and concluded that man is unable to discover the work that is done under the sun. Even though a man labors hard to explore it, he cannot find it; even if the wise man claims to know it, he is unable to discover it.

International Standard Version
I saw all of it as the activity of God. Frankly, a human being cannot understand what happens on earth, because however hard a man works to discover it, he will not find out. Despite what he thinks he knows, he will not be able to figure it out.

NET Bible
then I discerned all that God has done: No one really comprehends what happens on earth. Despite all human efforts to discover it, no one can ever grasp it. Even if a wise person claimed that he understood, he would not really comprehend it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then I saw everything that God has done. No one is able to grasp the work that is done under the sun. However hard a person may search for it, he will not find [its meaning]. Even though a wise person claims to know, he is not able to grasp it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I have seen regarding all the works of God that man cannot attain to understand the work that is being done under the sun, because though a man labours to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; even though the wise man says that he knows it, yet he shall not be able to attain it.

King James 2000 Bible
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labors to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea moreover; though a wise man thinks to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

American King James Version
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yes farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

American Standard Version
then I beheld all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because however much a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea moreover, though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I understood that man can find no reason of all those works of God that are done under the sun: and the more he shall labour to seek, so much the less shall he find: yea, though the wise man shall say, that he knoweth it, he shall not be able to find it.

Darby Bible Translation
then I saw that all [is] the work of God, [and] that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because however man may labour to seek [it] out, yet doth he not find [it]; and even, if a wise [man] think to know [it], he shall not be able to find [it] out.

English Revised Version
then I beheld all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because however much a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea moreover, though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man may labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yes further; though a wise man thinketh to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

World English Bible
then I saw all the work of God, that man can't find out the work that is done under the sun, because however much a man labors to seek it out, yet he won't find it. Yes even though a wise man thinks he can comprehend it, he won't be able to find it.

Young's Literal Translation
then I considered all the work of God, that man is not able to find out the work that hath been done under the sun, because though man labour to seek, yet he doth not find; and even though the wise man speak of knowing he is not able to find.

Prediker 8:17 Afrikaans PWL
Toe het ek al God se werke gesien en dat die mens nie kan uitvind van die werk wat onder die son gedoen word nie; al werk ’n man hard om dit uit te vind, tog sal hy dit nie vind nie. Hy wat dink dat hy wys is, selfs hy sal dit nie vind nie,

Predikuesi 8:17 Albanian
atëherë pashë gjithë veprën e Perëndisë, që njeriu nuk mund të arrijë të zbulojë të gjitha ato që bëhen nën diell sepse, edhe sikur njeriu të mundohet duke kërkuar, nuk arrin t'i zbulojë; edhe sikur i urti të thotë që e di, nuk është në gjendje t'i zbulojë.

ﺍﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺔ 8:17 Arabic: Smith & Van Dyke
رأيت كل عمل الله ان الانسان لا يستطيع ان يجد العمل الذي عمل تحت الشمس. مهما تعب الانسان في الطلب فلا يجده والحكيم ايضا وان قال بمعرفته لا يقدر ان يجده

Dyr Prödiger 8:17 Bavarian
Dann haan i yn n Herrgot sein Werch weenigstns so weit begriffen: Dyr Mensch +kan gar nit begreiffen, was auf derer Welt gschieght; daa kan yr si einhinkniegln, wie yr will. Aau wenn ain mainend, sö +haetnd önn Stain der Weisn, dös stimmt nit.

Еклесиаст 8:17 Bulgarian
Тогава видях цялото Божие дело, Че човек не може да издири делото, което става под слънцето; Понеже колкото и да се труди човек да го търси, Пак няма да го намери; Па дори ако и мъдрият да рече да го познае, Не ще може да го намери;

現代標點和合本 (CUVMP Traditional)
我就看明神一切的作為,知道人查不出日光之下所做的事。任憑他費多少力尋查,都查不出來,就是智慧人雖想知道,也是查不出來。

现代标点和合本 (CUVMP Simplified)
我就看明神一切的作为,知道人查不出日光之下所做的事。任凭他费多少力寻查,都查不出来,就是智慧人虽想知道,也是查不出来。

傳 道 書 8:17 Chinese Bible: Union (Traditional)
我 就 看 明   神 一 切 的 作 為 , 知 道 人 查 不 出 日 光 之 下 所 做 的 事 ; 任 憑 他 費 多 少 力 尋 查 , 都 查 不 出 來 , 就 是 智 慧 人 雖 想 知 道 , 也 是 查 不 出 來 。

傳 道 書 8:17 Chinese Bible: Union (Simplified)
我 就 看 明   神 一 切 的 作 为 , 知 道 人 查 不 出 日 光 之 下 所 做 的 事 ; 任 凭 他 费 多 少 力 寻 查 , 都 查 不 出 来 , 就 是 智 慧 人 虽 想 知 道 , 也 是 查 不 出 来 。

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Croatian Bible
Promatram cjelokupno djelo Božje: i odista - nitko ne može dokučiti ono što se zbiva pod suncem. Jer ma koliko se čovjek trudio da otkrije, nikad ne može otkriti. Pa ni mudrac to ne može otkriti, iako misli da zna.

Kazatel 8:17 Czech BKR
A však viděl jsem při každém skutku Božím, že nemůže člověk vystihnouti skutku dějícího se pod sluncem. O čež pracuje člověk, vyhledati chtěje, ale nenalézá; nýbrž byť i myslil moudrý, že se doví, nebude moci nic najíti.

Prædikeren 8:17 Danish
da indsaa jeg, at det er saaledes med alt Guds Værk, at Mennesket ikke kan udgrunde det, som sker under Solen; thi trods al den Flid, et Menneske gør sig med at søge, kan han ikke udgrunde det; og selv om den vise mener at kende det, kan han ikke udgrunde det.

Prediker 8:17 Dutch Staten Vertaling
Toen zag ik alle werk Gods, dat de mens niet kan uitvinden, het werk, dat onder de zon geschiedt, om hetwelk een mens arbeidt om te zoeken, maar hij zal het niet uitvinden; ja, indien ook een wijze zeide, dat hij het zou weten, zo zal hij het toch niet kunnen uitvinden.

Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְרָאִיתִי֮ אֶת־כָּל־מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה הָאֱלֹהִים֒ כִּי֩ לֹ֨א יוּכַ֜ל הָאָדָ֗ם לִמְצֹוא֙ אֶת־הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר נַעֲשָׂ֣ה תַֽחַת־הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ בְּ֠שֶׁל אֲשֶׁ֨ר יַעֲמֹ֧ל הָאָדָ֛ם לְבַקֵּ֖שׁ וְלֹ֣א יִמְצָ֑א וְגַ֨ם אִם־יֹאמַ֤ר הֶֽחָכָם֙ לָדַ֔עַת לֹ֥א יוּכַ֖ל לִמְצֹֽא׃

WLC (Consonants Only)
וראיתי את־כל־מעשה האלהים כי לא יוכל האדם למצוא את־המעשה אשר נעשה תחת־השמש בשל אשר יעמל האדם לבקש ולא ימצא וגם אם־יאמר החכם לדעת לא יוכל למצא׃

Aleppo Codex
יז וראיתי את כל מעשה האלהים כי לא יוכל האדם למצוא את המעשה אשר נעשה תחת השמש בשל אשר יעמל האדם לבקש ולא ימצא וגם אם יאמר החכם לדעת לא יוכל למצא

Prédikátor 8:17 Hungarian: Karoli

La predikanto 8:17 Esperanto
tiam mi trovis, ke homo ne povas kompreni la aferojn, kiuj farigxas sub la suno; kiom ajn la homo penus esplori, li ne komprenos; kaj se ecx sagxulo diras, ke li scias, li tamen ne povas kompreni.

SAARNAAJA 8:17 Finnish: Bible (1776)
niin minä tulin näkemään kaikista Jumalan teoista, että ihminen ei voi käsittää sitä, mitä tapahtuu auringon alla; sillä ihminen saa kyllä nähdä vaivaa etsiessään, mutta ei hän käsitä. Ja jos viisas luuleekin tietävänsä, ei hän kuitenkaan voi käsittää.

Ecclésiaste 8:17 French: Darby
alors j'ai vu que tout est l'oeuvre de Dieu, et que l'homme ne peut pas trouver l'oeuvre qui se fait sous le soleil: bien que l'homme se travaille pour la chercher, il ne la trouve point; et meme si le sage se propose de la connaitre, il ne peut la trouver.

Ecclésiaste 8:17 French: Louis Segond (1910)
j'ai vu toute l'oeuvre de Dieu, j'ai vu que l'homme ne peut pas trouver ce qui se fait sous le soleil; il a beau se fatiguer à chercher, il ne trouve pas; et même si le sage veut connaître, il ne peut pas trouver.

Ecclésiaste 8:17 French: Martin (1744)
Après avoir, [dis-je], vu toute l'œuvre de Dieu, [et] que l'homme ne peut trouver l'œuvre qui se fait sous le soleil, pour laquelle l'homme se travaille en la cherchant, et il ne la trouve point, et même si le sage se propose de la savoir, il ne la peut trouver.

Prediger 8:17 German: Modernized
Und ich sah alle Werke Gottes. Denn ein Mensch kann das Werk nicht finden, das unter der Sonne geschieht; und je mehr der Mensch arbeitet zu suchen, je weniger er findet. Wenn er gleich spricht: Ich bin weise und weiß es, so kann er's doch nicht finden.

Prediger 8:17 German: Luther (1912)
Und ich sah alle Werke Gottes, daß ein Mensch das Werk nicht finden kann, das unter der Sonne geschieht; und je mehr der Mensch arbeitet, zu suchen, je weniger er findet. Wenn er gleich spricht: "Ich bin weise und weiß es", so kann er's doch nicht finden.

Prediger 8:17 German: Textbibel (1899)
da gewahrte ich, daß der Mensch all' das Thun Gottes nicht zu ergründen vermag, das Thun, welches geschieht unter der Sonne, weil der Mensch sich abmüht, zu suchen, und es doch nicht ergründet, und auch, wenn der Weise meint, es zu erkennen, kann er's nicht ergründen.

Ecclesiaste 8:17 Italian: Riveduta Bible (1927)
allora ho mirato tutta l’opera di Dio, e ho veduto che l’uomo è impotente a spiegare quello che si fa sotto il sole; egli ha un bell’affaticarsi a cercarne la spiegazione; non riesce a trovarla; e anche se il savio pretende di saperla, non però può trovarla.

Ecclesiaste 8:17 Italian: Giovanni Diodati Bible (1649)
io ho veduto, quant’è a tutte le opere di Dio, che l’uomo non può rinvenir le opere che si fanno sotto il sole; intorno alle quali egli si affatica, cercandole, e non le trova; ed avvegnachè il savio dica di aver conoscimento, non però le può trovare.

PENGKHOTBAH 8:17 Indonesian - Terjemahan Lama (TL)
pada masa itu juga kulihat segala perbuatan Allah, yang tiada terduga oleh manusia, segala perbuatan yang jadi di bawah langit; jikalau manusia mengusahakan dirinya dalam mencahari dia sekalipun, tiada juga didapatinya akan dia kelak; bahkan, jikalau kata seorang alim sekalipun ia hendak mengetahui dia, tiada juga boleh didapatinya akan dia.

전도서 8:17 Korean
하나님의 모든 행사를 살펴보니 해 아래서 하시는 일을 사람이 능히 깨달을 수 없도다 사람이 아무리 애써 궁구할지라도 능히 깨닫지 못하나니 비록 지혜자가 아노라 할지라도 능히 깨닫지 못하리로다

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Latin: Vulgata Clementina
Et intellexi quod omnium operum Dei nullam possit homo invenire rationem eorum quæ fiunt sub sole ; et quanto plus laboraverit ad quærendum, tanto minus inveniat : etiam si dixerit sapiens se nosse, non poterit reperire.

Koheleto knyga 8:17 Lithuanian
aš pamačiau visus Dievo darbus ir supratau, kad žmogus negali suvokti, kas vyksta po saule. Kaip žmogus besistengtų tyrinėdamas, jis nesuvoks to; net išmintingasis, kuris tariasi žinąs, to nesupras.

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Maori
Katahi ahau ka kite i te mahi a te Atua, ara e kore e kitea e te tangata te mahi e mahia ana i raro i te ra: ahakoa mauiui noa te tangata i te rapunga, e kore e kitea e ia: ae ra, ahakoa mea noa te tangata whakaaro nui kia mohiotia e ia, e kore e taea kia kitea e ia.

Predikerens 8:17 Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930)
da så jeg at det er så med alt Guds verk at mennesket ikke kan utgrunde det som hender under solen; for hvor meget et menneske enn strever med å utgranske det, kan han dog ikke utgrunde det, og selv om den vise sier at han nok skal forstå det, er han dog ikke i stand til å utgrunde det.

Eclesiastés 8:17 Spanish: La Biblia de las Américas
y vi toda la obra de Dios, decidí que el hombre no puede descubrir la obra que se ha hecho bajo el sol. Aunque el hombre busque con afán, no la descubrirá; y aunque el sabio diga que la conoce, no puede descubrir la .

Eclesiastés 8:17 Spanish: La Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos
y vi toda la obra de Dios, decidí que el hombre no puede descubrir la obra que se ha hecho bajo el sol. Aunque el hombre busque con afán, no la descubrirá; y aunque el sabio diga que la conoce, no puede descubrirla .

Eclesiastés 8:17 Spanish: Reina Valera Gómez
Y he visto todas las obras de Dios, que el hombre no puede alcanzar la obra que debajo del sol se hace; por mucho que se afane el hombre buscándola, no la hallará: aunque diga el sabio que la sabe, no por eso podrá alcanzarla.

Eclesiastés 8:17 Spanish: Reina Valera 1909
Y he visto todas las obras de Dios, que el hombre no puede alcanzar la obra que debajo del sol se hace; por mucho que trabaje el hombre buscándola, no la hallará: aunque diga el sabio que la sabe, no por eso podrá alcanzarla.

Eclesiastés 8:17 Spanish: Sagradas Escrituras 1569
Y he visto acerca de todas las obras de Dios, que el hombre no puede alcanzar a entender la obra que se hace debajo del sol; por mucho que trabaje el hombre buscándola, no la hallará; aunque diga el sabio que sabe, no la podrá alcanzar.

Eclesiastes 8:17 Bíblia King James Atualizada Português
cheguei à seguinte conclusão sobre tudo quanto Deus tem realizado na terra: ninguém é capaz de compreender o que se faz debaixo do sol. Por mais que se esforce para desvendar o sentido dos acontecimentos, não foi dado ao ser humano o poder de entender todas as ações de Deus. O sábio pode até asseverar que compreende; entretanto, na realidade jamais conseguirá explicá-las.

Eclesiastes 8:17 Portugese Bible
então contemplei toda obra de Deus, e vi que o homem não pode compreender a obra que se faz debaixo do sol; pois por mais que o homem trabalhe para a descobrir, não a achará; embora o sábio queira conhecê-la, nem por isso a poderá compreender.   

Ecclesiast 8:17 Romanian: Cornilescu
am văzut atunci toată lucrarea lui Dumnezeu, am văzut că omul nu poate să pătrundă ce se face supt soare; oricît s'ar trudi el să cerceteze, tot nu va putea afla; şi chiar dacă înţeleptul ar zice că a ajuns să înţeleagă, tot nu poate să găsească.

Екклесиаст 8:17 Russian: Synodal Translation (1876)
тогда я увидел все дела Божии и нашел , что человек не может постигнуть дел, которые делаются под солнцем. Сколько бы человек ни трудился в исследовании, он все-таки не постигнет этого; и если бы какой мудрец сказал, что он знает, он не может постигнуть этого .

Екклесиаст 8:17 Russian koi8r
тогда я увидел все дела Божии и [нашел], что человек не может постигнуть дел, которые делаются под солнцем. Сколько бы человек ни трудился в исследовании, он все-таки не постигнет этого; и если бы какой мудрец сказал, что он знает, он не может постигнуть [этого].

Predikaren 8:17 Swedish (1917)
då insåg jag att det är så med alla Guds verk, att människan icke förmår fatta vad som händer under solen; ty huru mycket en människa än mödar sig för att utforska det, fattar hon det ändå icke. Och om någon vis man tänker att han skall kunna förstå det, så kommer han ändå icke att kunna fatta det.

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)
Namasdan ko nga ang lahat ng gawa ng Dios, na hindi matalastas ng tao ang gawa na ginagawa sa ilalim ng araw: sapagka't sikaping mainam man ng tao na hanapin, ay hindi rin masusumpungan; oo, bukod dito, bagaman isipin ng pantas na maalaman hindi rin niya masusumpungan.

ปัญญาจารย์ 8:17 Thai: from KJV
แล้วข้าพเจ้าจึงเห็นบรรดาพระภารกิจของพระเจ้าว่า มนุษย์จะค้นหาความเข้าใจในพระภารกิจที่บังเกิดอยู่ภายใต้ดวงอาทิตย์หาได้ไม่ เพราะว่าถึงแม้มนุษย์จะออกแรงค้นหาสักปานใดก็ยังจะค้นหาให้พบไม่ได้ เออ ยิ่งกว่านั้นอีก แม้ว่านักปราชญ์คนใดนึกเอาว่าเขาจะเข้าใจแล้ว เขาก็ยังค้นหาไม่พบ

Vaiz 8:17 Turkish
Tanrı'nın yaptığı her şeyi gördüm. İnsan güneşin altında olup bitenleri keşfedemez. Arayıp bulmak için ne kadar çaba harcarsa harcasın, yine de anlamını bulamaz. Bilge kişi anladığını söylese bile gerçekten kavrayamaz.

Truyeàân Ñaïo 8:17 Vietnamese (1934)
cũng thấy mọi công việc Ðức Chúa Trời, và hiểu biết người ta không thể dò được mọi việc làm ra dưới mặt trời, dầu chịu cực nhọc ngần nào đặng tìm biết, cũng chẳng tìm được; và dầu cho người khôn ngoan tưởng rằng sẽ chắc biết, thì cũng chẳng tìm được.

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