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 by 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.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 7 :23

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' Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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