New International Version
"Look," says the Teacher, "this is what I have discovered: "Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things--
King James Bible
Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:
Darby Bible Translation
See this which I have found, saith the Preacher, [searching] one by one to find out the reason;
World English Bible
"Behold, I have found this," says the Preacher, "one to another, to find out the scheme;
Young's Literal Translation
See, this I have found, said the Preacher, one to one, to find out the reason
Ecclesiastes 7:27 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Counting one by one - I have gone over every particular. I have compared one thing with another; man with woman, his wisdom with her wiles; his strength with her blandishments; his influence with her ascendancy; his powers of reason with her arts and cunning; and in a thousand men, I have found one thoroughly upright man; but among one thousand women I have not found one such. This is a lamentable account of the state of morals in Judea, in the days of the wise King Solomon. Thank God! it would not be difficult to get a tithe of both in the same number in the present day.
The Targum gives this a curious turn: "There is another thing which my soul has sought, but could not find: a man perfect and innocent, and without corruption, from the days of Adam until Abraham the just was born; who was found faithful and upright among the thousand kings who came together to construct the tower of Babel: but a woman like to Sarah among the wives of all those kings I have not found."
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counting one by one, to find out the account
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'Better is the end of a thing than the beginning.'--ECCLES. vii. 8. This Book of Ecclesiastes is the record of a quest after the chief good. The Preacher tries one thing after another, and tells his experiences. Amongst these are many blunders. It is the final lesson which he would have us learn, not the errors through which he reached it. 'The conclusion of the whole matter' is what he would commend to us, and to it he cleaves his way through a number of bitter exaggerations and of partial truths …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Eusebius' Accession to the Bishopric of Cæsarea.
The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:
I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
while I was still searching but not finding-- I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all.
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Jump to NextAccount Adding Counting Discover Discovered Explanation Find Found Koheleth Laying Preacher Reason Scheme Searching Sum Teacher True.
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