Ecclesiastes 12:10
Modern Translations
New International Version
The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.

New Living Translation
The Teacher sought to find just the right words to express truths clearly.

English Standard Version
The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.

Berean Study Bible
The Teacher searched to find delightful sayings and to record accurate words of truth.

New American Standard Bible
The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.

NASB 1995
The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.

NASB 1977
The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.

Amplified Bible
The Preacher sought to find delightful words, even to write correctly words of truth.

Christian Standard Bible
The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and write words of truth accurately.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and write words of truth accurately.

Contemporary English Version
Then I tried to explain these things in the best and most accurate way.

Good News Translation
The Philosopher tried to find comforting words, but the words he wrote were honest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The spokesman tried to find just the right words. He wrote the words of truth very carefully.

International Standard Version
The Teacher searched to find appropriate expressions, and what is written here is right and truthful.

NET Bible
The Teacher sought to find delightful words, and to write accurately truthful sayings.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

New King James Version
The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; and what was written was upright—words of truth.

King James 2000 Bible
The preacher sought to find acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

New Heart English Bible
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.

World English Bible
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.

American King James Version
The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

American Standard Version
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly, even words of truth.

A Faithful Version
The Preacher sought to find out pleasing words; and words of truth written by the upright.

Darby Bible Translation
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words; and that which was written is upright, words of truth.

English Revised Version
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written uprightly, even words of truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The Preacher sought to finde out pleasant wordes, and an vpright writing, euen the wordes of trueth.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
His diligence was to finde out acceptable wordes, right scripture, & the wordes of trueth.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
His diligence was to fynde out acceptable wordes, right scripture, and the wordes of trueth.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The preacher sought to find out pleasing words, and [that] written [by] the upright—words of truth.

Young's Literal Translation
The preacher sought to find out pleasing words, and, written by the upright, words of truth.

Smith's Literal Translation
The preacher sought to find words: of delight: and that written was straight, words of truth.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
He sought profitable words, and wrote words most right, and full of truth.

Catholic Public Domain Version
He sought useful words, and he wrote most righteous words, which were full of truth.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The Preacher sought much to find statements of pleasure and he wrote in truth statements of truth

Lamsa Bible
The Preacher sought to find agreeable words; and he wrote uprightly the words of truth.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Koheleth sought to find out words of delight, and that which was written uprightly, even words of truth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Preacher sought diligently to find out acceptable words, and a correct writing, even words of truth.








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