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Ecclesiastes 7:27

    Ecclesiastes 7:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, this have I found, said the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, this have I found, saith the Preacher, laying one thing to another, to find out the account;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Look! this I have seen, said the Preacher, taking one thing after another to get the true account,

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, this have I found, saith the Preacher, laying one thing to another, to find out the account;

    World English Bible

    "Behold, I have found this," says the Preacher, "one to another, to find out the scheme;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, this have I found, saith the Preacher; laying one thing to another, to find out the account:

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7:27

    Counting one by one - I have gone over every particular. I have compared one thing with another; man with woman, his wisdom with her wiles; his strength with her blandishments; his influence with her ascendancy; his powers of reason with her arts and cunning; and in a thousand men, I have found one thoroughly upright man; but among one thousand women I have not found one such. This is a lamentable account of the state of morals in Judea, in the days of the wise King Solomon. Thank God! it would not be difficult to get a tithe of both in the same number in the present day.

    The Targum gives this a curious turn: "There is another thing which my soul has sought, but could not find: a man perfect and innocent, and without corruption, from the days of Adam until Abraham the just was born; who was found faithful and upright among the thousand kings who came together to construct the tower of Babel: but a woman like to Sarah among the wives of all those kings I have not found."

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 7:27

    7:27 To find - That I might make a true and just estimate.