New American Standard Bible
All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again.
King James Bible
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Darby Bible Translation
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full: unto the place whither the rivers go, thither they go again.
World English Bible
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again.
Young's Literal Translation
All the streams are going unto the sea, and the sea is not full; unto a place whither the streams are going, thither they are turning back to go.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The place - i. e., The spring or river-head. It would seem that the ancient Hebrews regarded the clouds as the immediate feeders of the springs (Proverbs 8:28, and Psalm 104:10, Psalm 104:13). Genesis 2:6 indicates some acquaintance with the process and result of evaporation.
LibraryThe Past and the Future
'The thing that hath been, it is that which shall he; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.'--ECCLES. i. 9. 'That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles.'--l PETER iv. 2, 3. If you will look at these two passages carefully you will, I think, see that they imply two different, and in some respects …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.
All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.
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