New American Standard Bible
Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
King James Bible
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Darby Bible Translation
Surely there is not a righteous man upon earth, that doeth good and sinneth not.
World English Bible
Surely there is not a righteous man on earth, who does good and doesn't sin.
Young's Literal Translation
Because there is not a righteous man on earth that doth good and sinneth not.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The connection of this verse with Ecclesiastes 7:18-19 becomes clearer if it is borne in mind that the fear of God, wisdom, and justice, are merely different sides of one and the same character, the formation of which is the aim of all the precepts in this chapter. The words "just" Ecclesiastes 7:15, Ecclesiastes 7:20 and "righteous" Ecclesiastes 7:16 are exactly the same in Hebrew.
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for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
1 Kings 8:46
"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near;
2 Chronicles 6:36
"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near,
"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
"Behold, let me tell you, you are not right in this, For God is greater than man.
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin "?
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