Ecclesiastes 1:6
Modern Translations
New International Version
The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.

New Living Translation
The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles.

English Standard Version
The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.

Berean Study Bible
The wind blows southward, then turns northward; round and round it swirls, ever returning on its course.

New American Standard Bible
Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.

NASB 1995
Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.

NASB 1977
Blowing toward the south, Then turning toward the north, The wind continues swirling along; And on its circular courses the wind returns.

Amplified Bible
The wind blows toward the south, Then circles toward the north; The wind circles and swirls endlessly, And on its circular course the wind returns.

Christian Standard Bible
Gusting to the south, turning to the north, turning, turning, goes the wind, and the wind returns in its cycles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gusting to the south, turning to the north, turning, turning, goes the wind, and the wind returns in its cycles.

Contemporary English Version
The wind blows south, the wind blows north; round and round it blows over and over again.

Good News Translation
The wind blows south, the wind blows north--round and round and back again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The wind blows toward the south and shifts toward the north. Round and round it blows. It blows in a full circle.

International Standard Version
The wind blows southward, then northward, constantly circulating, and the wind comes back again in its courses.

NET Bible
The wind goes to the south and circles around to the north; round and round the wind goes and on its rounds it returns.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

New King James Version
The wind goes toward the south, And turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, And comes again on its circuit.

King James 2000 Bible
The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to its circuit.

New Heart English Bible
The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses.

World English Bible
The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses.

American King James Version
The wind goes toward the south, and turns about to the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to his circuits.

American Standard Version
The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it turneth about continually in its course, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

A Faithful Version
The wind goes toward the south, and it turns around to the north; it whirls around continually; and the wind returns on its circuits.

Darby Bible Translation
The wind goeth towards the south, and turneth about towards the north: it turneth about continually, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

English Revised Version
The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it turneth about continually in its course, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wind goeth towards the south, and turneth about to the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to its circuits.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The winde goeth toward the South, and compasseth towarde the North: the winde goeth rounde about, and returneth by his circuites.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
The wynde goeth towarde the south and turneth vnto the north, fetcheth his compasse, whirleth about, and goeth foorth, and returneth agayne to his circuites from whence he dyd come.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The wynde goeth towarde ye South, & fetcheth his copase aboute vnto the North, & so turneth in to himself agayne.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Going to the south, and turning around to the north, turning around, turning around, the wind is going, and by its circuits the wind has returned.

Young's Literal Translation
Going unto the south, and turning round unto the north, turning round, turning round, the wind is going, and by its circuits the wind hath returned.

Smith's Literal Translation
Going to the south and turning round about to the north, it turned round about; the wind turned round about, going, and the wind turned back upon its circuits.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Maketh his round by the south, and turneth again to the north: the spirit goeth forward surveying all places round about, and returneth to his circuits.

Catholic Public Domain Version
it circles through the south, and arcs toward the north. The spirit continues on, illuminating everything in its circuit, and turning again in its cycle.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
It goes to the South and is circled to the North and the wind goes to its circuits and the wind returns

Lamsa Bible
The wind blows toward the south, and turns about to the north; it whirls continually, and returns again according to its circuits.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
The wind goeth toward the south, And turneth about unto the north; It turneth about continually in its circuit, And the wind returneth again to its circuits.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
arising there it proceeds southward, and goes round toward the north. The wind goes round and round, and the wind returns to its circuits.








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