Ecclesiastes 8:7
Modern Translations
New International Version
Since no one knows the future, who can tell someone else what is to come?

New Living Translation
Indeed, how can people avoid what they don’t know is going to happen?

English Standard Version
For he does not know what is to be, for who can tell him how it will be?

Berean Study Bible
Since no one knows what will happen, who can tell him what is to come?

New American Standard Bible
If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?

NASB 1995
If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?

NASB 1977
If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?

Amplified Bible
For no one knows what will happen; So who can tell him how and when it will happen?

Christian Standard Bible
Yet no one knows what will happen because who can tell him what will happen?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet no one knows what will happen because who can tell him what will happen?

Contemporary English Version
though no one can tell the future.

Good News Translation
None of us knows what is going to happen, and there is no one to tell us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They don't know what the future will bring. So who can tell them how things will turn out?

International Standard Version
For he has absolutely no knowledge what will happen, since who can declare to him when it will come about?

NET Bible
Surely no one knows the future, and no one can tell another person what will happen.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

New King James Version
For he does not know what will happen; So who can tell him when it will occur?

King James 2000 Bible
For he knows not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

New Heart English Bible
For he doesn't know that which will be; for who can tell him how it will be?

World English Bible
For he doesn't know that which will be; for who can tell him how it will be?

American King James Version
For he knows not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

American Standard Version
for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be?

A Faithful Version
For he does not know what shall be; for who can tell him when it shall be?

Darby Bible Translation
for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be?

English Revised Version
for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be?

Webster's Bible Translation
For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For he knoweth not that which shalbe: for who can tell him when it shalbe?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And why? a man knoweth not what is for to come: for who can tell hym when it shalbe?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And why? a man knoweth not what is for to come, for who wyll tell him?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
For he does not know that which will be, for when it will be who declares to him?

Young's Literal Translation
For he knoweth not that which shall be, for when it shall be who declareth to him?

Smith's Literal Translation
For he will not know what shall be: for as it shall be who shall announce to him?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Because he is ignorant of things past, and things to come he cannot know by any messenger.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For he is ignorant of the past, and he is able to know nothing of the future by means of a messenger.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Because there is no one who knows what has been, and what will happen to him. Who shows him what comes after him?

Lamsa Bible
For there is no one who knows that which has been; and who can tell him what will be after him?

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
For he knoweth not that which shall be; for even when it cometh to pass, who shall declare it unto him?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For there is no one that knows what is going to be: for who shall tell him how it shall be?








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