New International Version
while I was still searching but not finding-- I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all.
King James Bible
Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.
Darby Bible Translation
which my soul yet seeketh, and I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found, but a woman among all those have I not found.
World English Bible
which my soul still seeks; but I have not found. One man among a thousand have I found; but I have not found a woman among all those.
Young's Literal Translation
(that still my soul had sought, and I had not found), One man, a teacher, I have found, and a woman among all these I have not found.
Ecclesiastes 7:28 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."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFinis Coronat Opus
'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.
1 Kings 11:3
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.
"Look," says the Teacher, "this is what I have discovered: "Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things--
Jump to PreviousFind Finding Found Mind Repeatedly Searching Seeketh Seeking Seeks Sought Soul Teacher Thousand Upright
Jump to NextFind Finding Found Mind Repeatedly Searching Seeketh Seeking Seeks Sought Soul Teacher Thousand Upright
LinksEcclesiastes 7:28 NIV
Ecclesiastes 7:28 NLT
Ecclesiastes 7:28 ESV
Ecclesiastes 7:28 NASB
Ecclesiastes 7:28 KJV
Ecclesiastes 7:28 Bible Apps
Ecclesiastes 7:28 Biblia Paralela
Ecclesiastes 7:28 Chinese Bible
Ecclesiastes 7:28 French Bible
Ecclesiastes 7:28 German Bible
Ecclesiastes 7:28 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.