New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices."
King James Bible
Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Darby Bible Translation
Only see this which I have found: that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices.
World English Bible
Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes."
Young's Literal Translation
See, this alone I have found, that God made man upright, and they -- they have sought out many devices.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
God hath made - Rather, God made. A definite allusion to the original state of man: in which he was exempt from vanity.
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