Ecclesiastes 3:15
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
4100 [e]מַה־
mah-
WhatInterrog
1961 [e]שֶּֽׁהָיָה֙
še-hā-yāh
has beenPro-r | V-Qal-Perf-3ms
3528 [e]כְּבָ֣ר
kə-ḇār
alreadyAdv
1931 [e]ה֔וּא
hū,
isPro-3ms
834 [e]וַאֲשֶׁ֥ר
wa-’ă-šer
and whatConj-w | Pro-r
1961 [e]לִהְי֖וֹת
lih-yō-wṯ
is to bePrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
3528 [e]כְּבָ֣ר
kə-ḇār
alreadyAdv
1961 [e]הָיָ֑ה
hā-yāh;
has beenV-Qal-Perf-3ms
430 [e]וְהָאֱלֹהִ֖ים
wə-hā-’ĕ-lō-hîm
and GodConj-w, Art | N-mp
1245 [e]יְבַקֵּ֥שׁ
yə-ḇaq-qêš
requires an accountV-Piel-Imperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
7291 [e]נִרְדָּֽף׃
nir-dāp̄.
of what is pastV-Nifal-Prtcpl-ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 3:15 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
מַה־שֶּֽׁהָיָה֙ כְּבָ֣ר ה֔וּא וַאֲשֶׁ֥ר לִהְיֹ֖ות כְּבָ֣ר הָיָ֑ה וְהָאֱלֹהִ֖ים יְבַקֵּ֥שׁ אֶת־נִרְדָּֽף׃

קהלת 3:15 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
מה־שהיה כבר הוא ואשר להיות כבר היה והאלהים יבקש את־נרדף׃

קהלת 3:15 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
מה־שהיה כבר הוא ואשר להיות כבר היה והאלהים יבקש את־נרדף׃

קהלת 3:15 Hebrew Bible
מה שהיה כבר הוא ואשר להיות כבר היה והאלהים יבקש את נרדף׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
That which is has been already and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.

King James Bible
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whatever is, has already been, and whatever will be, already is. God repeats what has passed.
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