Ecclesiastes 8:6
Modern Translations
New International Version
For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery.

New Living Translation
for there is a time and a way for everything, even when a person is in trouble.

English Standard Version
For there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him.

Berean Study Bible
For there is a right time and procedure to every purpose, though a man’s misery weighs heavily upon him.

New American Standard Bible
For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, though a person’s trouble is heavy upon him.

NASB 1995
For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, though a man's trouble is heavy upon him.

NASB 1977
For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, when a man’s trouble is heavy upon him.

Amplified Bible
For there is a proper time and [appropriate] procedure for every delight, Though mankind’s misery and trouble lies heavily upon him [who rebels against the king].

Christian Standard Bible
For every activity there is a right time and procedure, even though a person’s troubles are heavy on him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For every activity there is a right time and procedure, even though man's troubles are heavy on him.

Contemporary English Version
Life is hard, but there is a time and a place for everything,

Good News Translation
There is a right time and a right way to do everything, but we know so little!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is a right time and a right way [to act] in every situation. Yet, a terrible human tragedy hangs over people.

International Standard Version
Indeed, there is an appropriate time and a response for every circumstance, since human misery weighs heavily upon him.

NET Bible
For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, for the oppression of the king is severe upon his victim.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.

New King James Version
Because for every matter there is a time and judgment, Though the misery of man increases greatly.

King James 2000 Bible
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is heavy upon him.

New Heart English Bible
For there is a time and procedure for every purpose, although the misery of man is heavy on him.

World English Bible
For there is a time and procedure for every purpose, although the misery of man is heavy on him.

American King James Version
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great on him.

American Standard Version
for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him:

A Faithful Version
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great.

Darby Bible Translation
For to every purpose there is time and manner. For the misery of man is great upon him;

English Revised Version
for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him:

Webster's Bible Translation
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For to euery purpose there is a time and iudgement, because the miserie of man is great vpon him.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For euery thing wyll haue oportunitie and iudgement: and this is the thing that maketh men full of carefulnesse and sorowe.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For euery thinge wil haue opportunite and iudgment, and this is the thinge that maketh men full of carefulnes & sorowe.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
For to every delight there is a time and a judgment, for the misfortune of man is great on him.

Young's Literal Translation
For to every delight there is a time and a judgment, for the misfortune of man is great upon him.

Smith's Literal Translation
To every inclination there is time and judgment; for man's evil is great upon him.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
There is a time and opportunity for every business, and great affliction for man:

Catholic Public Domain Version
For every matter, there is a time and an opportunity, as well as many difficulties, for man.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Because for every desire there is a time and judgment, because the affliction of man is great upon him

Lamsa Bible
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, because the misery of man is great upon him.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
For to every matter there is a time and judgment; for the evil of man is great upon him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For to every thing there is time and judgement; for the knowledge of a man is great to him.








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