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Ecclesiastes 1:11

    Ecclesiastes 1:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There is no remembrance of the former generations ; neither shall there be any remembrance of the latter generations that are to come, among those that shall come after.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There is no memory of those who have gone before, and of those who come after there will be no memory for those who are still to come after them.

    Webster's Revision

    There is no remembrance of the former generations ; neither shall there be any remembrance of the latter generations that are to come, among those that shall come after.

    World English Bible

    There is no memory of the former; neither shall there be any memory of the latter that are to come, among those that shall come after.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There is no remembrance of the former generations; neither shall there be any remembrance of the latter generations that are to come, among those that shall come after.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:11

    There is no remembrance - I believe the general meaning to be this: Multitudes of ancient transactions have been lost, because they were not recorded; and of many that have been recorded, the records are lost. And this will be the case with many others which are yet to occur. How many persons, not much acquainted with books, have supposed that certain things were their own discoveries, which have been written or printed even long before they were born! Dutens, in his Origin of the Discoveries attributed to the Moderns, has made a very clear case.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 1:11

    Things - Rather, men.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 1:11

    1:11 No remembrance - This seems to be added to prevent the objection, There are many inventions and enjoyments unknown to former ages. To this he answers, This objection is grounded only upon our ignorance of ancient times which if we exactly knew or remembered, we should easily find parallels to all present occurrences. There are many thousands of remarkable speeches and actions done in this and the following ages which neither are, nor ever will be, put into the publick records or histories, and consequently must unavoidably be forgotten in succeeding ages; and therefore it is just and reasonable to believe the same concerning former ages.