New Living Translation
What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.
King James Bible
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
Darby Bible Translation
That which is was long ago, and that which is to be hath already been; and God bringeth back again that which is past.
World English Bible
That which is has been long ago, and that which is to be has been long ago: and God seeks again that which is passed away.
Young's Literal Translation
What is that which hath been? already it is, and that which is to be hath already been, and God requireth that which is pursued.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:15 Hath been - Things past, present, and to come, are all ordered by one constant counsel, in all parts and ages of the world. There is a continual return of the same motions of the heavenly bodies, of the same seasons of the year, and a constant succession of new generations of men and beasts, but all of the same quality.
Of Self-Annihilation Supplication and sacrifice are comprehended in prayer, which, according to S. John, is "an incense, the smoke whereof ascendeth unto God;" therefore it is said in the Apocalypse that "unto the Angel was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all Saints'' (Chap. viii. 3). Prayer is the effusion of the heart in the Presence of God: "I have poured out my soul before God" saith the mother of Samuel. (1 Sam. i. 15) The prayer of the wise men at the feet of …
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
The Lapse of Time.
"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.
So I decided to compare wisdom with foolishness and madness (for who can do this better than I, the king?).
Everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there's no use arguing with God about your destiny.
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