Ecclesiastes 3:21
Good News Translation
How can anyone be sure that the human spirit goes upward while an animal's spirit goes down into the ground?

Contemporary English Version
Who really knows if our spirits go up and the spirits of animals go down into the earth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who knoweth if the spirit of the children of Adam ascend upward, and if the spirit of the beasts descend downward?

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Who knoweth if the spirit of the children of Adam ascend upward, and if the spirit of the beasts descend downward?

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Ecclesiastes 12:7 And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.

Luke 16:22,23 And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell. . . .

John 14:3 And if I shall go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself: that where I am, you also may be.

Acts 1:25 To take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas hath by transgression fallen, that he might go to his own place.

2 Corinthians 5:1,8 For we know, if our earthly house of this habitation be dissolved, that we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven. . . .

Philippians 1:23 But I am straitened between two: having a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ, a thing by far the better.

of man that goeth upwards

Context
From Dust to Dust
20And all things go to one place: of earth they were made, and into earth they return together. 21Who knoweth if the spirit of the children of Adam ascend upward, and if the spirit of the beasts descend downward?22And I have found that nothing is better than for a man to rejoice in his work, and that this is his portion. For who shall bring him to know the things that shall be after him?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:13
And the Lord shall make thee the head and not the tail: and thou shalt be always above, and not beneath: yet so if thou wilt hear the commandments of the Lord thy God which I command thee this day, and keep and do them,

Ecclesiastes 12:7
And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the spirit return to God, who gave it.

Additional Translations
Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and the spirit of the animal descends into the earth?Who knows the spirit of man that goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth?

Who knoweth the spirit of man, whether it goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goeth downward to the earth?

And who has seen the spirit of the sons of man, whether it goes upward? and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth?

Who knoweth the spirit of the children of men? Doth it go upwards? and the spirit of the beasts, doth it go downwards to the earth?

Who knoweth the spirit of man whether it goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goeth downward to the earth?

Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the animal, whether it goes downward to the earth?"

Who knoweth the spirit of the sons of man that is going up on high, and the spirit of the beast that is going down below to the earth?
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