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Ecclesiastes 8:6

    Ecclesiastes 8:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great on him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For every purpose there is a time and a decision, because the sorrow of man is great in him.

    Webster's Revision

    for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him:

    World English Bible

    For there is a time and procedure for every purpose, although the misery of man is heavy on him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him:

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 8:6

    To every purpose there is time - חפץ chaphets, every volition, every thing that depends on the will of man. He has generally the opportunity to do whatever he purposes; and as his purposes are frequently evil, his acts are so too: and in consequence his misery is great.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 8:6

    Because, therefore - , Or, as in Ecclesiastes 8:7, "for."

    The possibility of God's time and judgment being in opposition to a king's purpose or commandment Ecclesiastes 8:5, suggests the thought that such discord is a misery (evil, Ecclesiastes 6:1) common to man (or, mankind).

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 8:6

    8:6 Because - There is a fit way and season for the accomplishment of every business, which is known to God, but for the most part hidden from man. Therefore - Because there are few who have wisdom to discern this, most men expose themselves to manifold miseries.