Ecclesiastes 6:10
Good News Translation
Everything that happens was already determined long ago, and we all know that you cannot argue with someone who is stronger than you.

Contemporary English Version
Everything that happens was decided long ago. We humans know what we are like, and we can't argue with God, because he is too strong for us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that shall be, his name is already called: and it is known, that he is a man, and cannot contend in judgment with him that is stronger than himself.

New American Bible
Whatever is, was long ago given its name, and human nature is known; mortals cannot contend in judgment with One who is stronger.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He that shall be, his name is already called: and it is known, that he is a man, and cannot contend in judgment with him that is stronger than himself.

which

Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done. . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:15 That which hath been made, the same continueth: the things that shall be, have already been: and God restoreth that which is past.

and it

Genesis 3:9,17-19 And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou? . . .

Job 14:1-4 Man born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries. . . .

Psalm 39:6 Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.

Psalm 82:6,7 I have said: You are gods and all of you the sons of the most High. . . .

Psalm 103:15 Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.

neither

Job 9:3,4,32 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for a thousand. . . .

Job 33:13 Dost thou strive against him, because he hath not answered thee to all words?

Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.

Isaiah 45:9,10 Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands? . . .

Jeremiah 49:19 Behold one shall come up as a lion from the swelling of the Jordan, against the strong and beautiful: for I will make him run suddenly upon her: and who shall be the chosen one whom I may appoint over her? for who is like to me? and who shall abide me? and who is that shepherd that can withstand my countenance?

Romans 9:19,20 Thou wilt say therefore to me: Why doth he then find fault? For who resisteth his will? . . .

Context
The Futility of Life
9Better it is to see what thou mayst desire, than to desire that which thou canst not know. But this also is vanity, and presumption of spirit. 10He that shall be, his name is already called: and it is known, that he is a man, and cannot contend in judgment with him that is stronger than himself.11There are many words that have much vanity in disputing.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:22
Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? All things are lawful for me: but all things are not expedient.

Job 9:32
For I shall not answer a man that is like myself: nor one that may be heard with me equally in judgment.

Job 40:2
Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.

Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 1:9
What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done.

Ecclesiastes 3:15
That which hath been made, the same continueth: the things that shall be, have already been: and God restoreth that which is past.

Ecclesiastes 6:11
There are many words that have much vanity in disputing.

Isaiah 45:9
Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands?

Additional Translations
Whatever exists was named long ago, and what happens to a man is foreknown; but he cannot contend with one stronger than he.That which has been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

Whatsoever hath been, the name thereof was given long ago; and it is know what man is; neither can he contend with him that is mightier than he.

If anything has been, its name has already been called: and it is known what man is; neither can he contend with him who is stronger than he.

That which is hath already been named; and what man is, is known, and that he cannot contend with him that is mightier than he.

Whatsoever hath been, the name thereof was given long ago, and it is known that it is man: neither can he contend with him that is mightier than he.

That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

Whatever has been, its name was given long ago; and it is known what man is; neither can he contend with him who is mightier than he.

What is that which hath been? already is its name called, and it is known that it is man, and he is not able to contend with him who is stronger than he.
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