Ecclesiastes 9:8
Modern Translations
New International Version
Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil.

New Living Translation
Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne!

English Standard Version
Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head.

Berean Study Bible
Let your garments always be white, and never spare the oil for your head.

New American Standard Bible
See that your clothes are white all the time, and that there is no lack of oil on your head.

NASB 1995
Let your clothes be white all the time, and let not oil be lacking on your head.

NASB 1977
Let your clothes be white all the time, and let not oil be lacking on your head.

Amplified Bible
Let your clothes always be white [with purity], and do not let the oil [of gladness] be lacking on your head.

Christian Standard Bible
Let your clothes be white all the time, and never let oil be lacking on your head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let your clothes be white all the time, and never let oil be lacking on your head.

Contemporary English Version
Dress up, comb your hair, and look your best.

Good News Translation
Always look happy and cheerful.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Always wear clean clothes, and never go without lotion on your head.

International Standard Version
Always keep your garments white, and don't fail to anoint your head.

NET Bible
Let your clothes always be white, and do not spare precious ointment on your head.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.

New King James Version
Let your garments always be white, And let your head lack no oil.

King James 2000 Bible
Let your garments be always white; and let your head lack no ointment.

New Heart English Bible
Let your garments be always white, and do not let your head lack oil.

World English Bible
Let your garments be always white, and don't let your head lack oil.

American King James Version
Let your garments be always white; and let your head lack no ointment.

American Standard Version
Let thy garments be always white; and let not thy head lack oil.

A Faithful Version
Let your garments be always white; and let your head lack no ointment.

Darby Bible Translation
Let thy garments be always white, and let not thy head lack oil.

English Revised Version
Let thy garments be always white; and let not thy head lack ointment.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
At all times let thy garments be white, and let not oyle be lacking vpon thine head.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
(9:7) Let thy garmentes be alwayes white, and let thy head lacke no oyntment.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Let thy garmetes be all waye whyte, & let yi heade want no oyntmet.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
At all times let your garments be white, and do not let oil be lacking on your head.

Young's Literal Translation
At all times let thy garments be white, and let not perfume be lacking on thy head.

Smith's Literal Translation
In all time thy garments shall be white; and ointment shall not be wanting upon thy head.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
At all times let thy garments be white, and let not oil depart from thy head.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Let your garments be white at all times, and let not oil be absent from your head.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Always let your garments be white and let not your head lack oil

Lamsa Bible
Let your garments be always white; and let your head lack no ointment.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Let thy garments be always white; And let thy head lack no oil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let thy garments be always white; and let not oil be wanting on thine head.








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