Ecclesiastes 1:15
Modern Translations
New International Version
What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.

New Living Translation
What is wrong cannot be made right. What is missing cannot be recovered.

English Standard Version
What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is lacking cannot be counted.

Berean Study Bible
What is crooked cannot be straightened, and what is lacking cannot be counted.

New American Standard Bible
What is crooked cannot be straightened, and what is lacking cannot be counted.

NASB 1995
What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted.

NASB 1977
What is crooked cannot be straightened, and what is lacking cannot be counted.

Amplified Bible
What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is defective and lacking cannot be counted.

Christian Standard Bible
What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.

Contemporary English Version
If something is crooked, it can't be made straight; if something isn't there, it can't be counted.

Good News Translation
You can't straighten out what is crooked; you can't count things that aren't there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one can straighten what is bent. No one can count what is not there.

International Standard Version
What is crooked cannot be made straight; what is not there cannot be counted.

NET Bible
What is bent cannot be straightened, and what is missing cannot be supplied.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

New King James Version
What is crooked cannot be made straight, And what is lacking cannot be numbered.

King James 2000 Bible
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is lacking cannot be numbered.

New Heart English Bible
That which is crooked can't be made straight; and that which is lacking can't be counted.

World English Bible
That which is crooked can't be made straight; and that which is lacking can't be counted.

American King James Version
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

American Standard Version
That which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

A Faithful Version
What is crooked cannot be made straight; and what is lacking cannot be numbered.

Darby Bible Translation
That which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

English Revised Version
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

Webster's Bible Translation
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
That which is crooked, can none make straight: and that which faileth, cannot be nombred.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
The croked can not be made straight, nor the imperfection of thynges can be numbred.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The croked can not be mayde straight, & the fautes ca not be nobred.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
A crooked thing [one] is not able to make straight, and a lacking thing is not able to be numbered.

Young's Literal Translation
A crooked thing one is not able to make straight, and a lacking thing is not able to be numbered.

Smith's Literal Translation
The crooked thing shall not be able to be made straight: and the deficiency shall not be able to be numbered.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The perverse are hard to be corrected, and the number of fools is infinite.

Catholic Public Domain Version
The perverse are unwilling to be corrected, and the number of the foolish is boundless.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The disturbed cannot be set in order and the lacking cannot be numbered.

Lamsa Bible
The chaotic cannot be made orderly; and he who is lacking knowledge cannot be supplied with it.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
That which is crooked cannot be made straight; And that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and deficiency cannot be numbered.








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