New International Version
Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
King James Bible
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
[One] generation passeth away, and [another] generation cometh, but the earth standeth for ever.
World English Bible
One generation goes, and another generation comes; but the earth remains forever.
Young's Literal Translation
A generation is going, and a generation is coming, and the earth to the age is standing.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
One generation passeth away - Men succeed each other in unceasing generations: but the earth is still the same; it undergoes no change that leads to melioration, or greater perfection. And it will continue the same לעולם leolam, during the whole course of time; till the end of all things arrives.
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'This sore travail hath God given to the sons of man, to be exercised therewith.--ECCLES. i. 13. 'He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.'--HEBREWS xii. 10. These two texts set before us human life as it looks to two observers. The former admits that God shapes it; but to him it seems sore travail, the expenditure of much trouble and efforts; the results of which seem to be nothing beyond profitless exercise. There is an immense activity and nothing to show for it at the end …
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He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
A song of ascents. Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
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