New Living Translation
What is wrong cannot be made right. What is missing cannot be recovered.
King James Bible
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
Darby Bible Translation
That which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
World English Bible
That which is crooked can't be made straight; and that which is lacking can't be counted.
Young's Literal Translation
A crooked thing one is not able to make straight, and a lacking thing is not able to be numbered.
Ecclesiastes 1:15 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:15 Crooked - All our knowledge serves only to discover our miseries, but is utterly insufficient to remove them; it cannot rectify those disorders which are either in our own hearts and lives, or in the men and things of the world. Wanting - In our knowledge. Or, counted out to us from the treasures of human learning. But what is wanting, will still be so. And that which is wanting in our own knowledge, is so much that it cannot be numbered. The more we know, the more we see of our own ignorance.
In making the following thread to the rich literature on Constantine the plan has been to confine almost wholly to Monographs, since to refer to all histories, encyclopædias, and the like which treat of him would be endless. Only such few analyzed references are introduced as have special reasons. Even with this limit it cannot be at all hoped that the list is exhaustive. Considerable pains has been taken, however, to make it full, as there is no really extended modern list of works on Constantine, …
Eusebius Pamphilius—The Life of Constantine
Of the Imitation of Christ, and of Contempt of the World and all Its Vanities
The Order of Thought which Surrounded the Development of Jesus.
Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked?
I searched everywhere, determined to find wisdom and to understand the reason for things. I was determined to prove to myself that wickedness is stupid and that foolishness is madness.
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