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Ecclesiastes 7:23

    Ecclesiastes 7:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All this have I proved in wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All this I have put to the test by wisdom; I said, I will be wise, but it was far from me.

    Webster's Revision

    All this have I proved in wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

    World English Bible

    All this have I proved in wisdom. I said, "I will be wise;" but it was far from me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All this have I proved in wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7:23

    All this have I proved by wisdom - These rules I have laid down for my own conduct, and sought after more wisdom; but have fallen far short of what I wished to be.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 7:23

    I will be - Or, I am. There was a time when Solomon thought himself wise enough to comprehend the work of God, and therefore needed for himself the self-humbling conviction declared in this verse.

    It - i. e. Wisdom. Compare Ecclesiastes 8:17.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 7:23

    7:23 Proved - I have found to be true, by the help of that singular wisdom which God had given me. I said - I determined that I would attain perfection of wisdom. But - I found myself greatly disappointed.