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Ecclesiastes 9:10

    Ecclesiastes 9:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Whatever comes to your hand to do with all your power, do it because there is no work, or thought, or knowledge, or wisdom in the place of the dead to which you are going.

    Webster's Revision

    Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

    World English Bible

    Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 9:10

    Whither - Where; which place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 9:10

    Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do - Examine here the What the How, and the Why.

    I. What is necessary to be done in this life, in reference to another?

    1. Turn from sin.

    2Repent.

    3. Frequent the ordinances of God, and associate with the upright.

    4. Read the Scriptures.

    5. Pray for pardon.

    6. Believe on the Lord Jesus, that thou mayest obtain it.

    7. Look for the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    8. Bring forth in their seasons the fruits of it -

    (1) Repentance,

    (2) Faith; and

    (3) The Holy Spirit.

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    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 9:10

    The works which we carry on here with the combined energies of body and soul come to an end in the hour of death, when the soul enters a new sphere of existence, and body and soul cease to act together. Compare John 9:4.

    Device - See Ecclesiastes 7:25 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 9:10

    9:10 Whatsoever - Whatever thou hast opportunity and ability to do, do it with unwearied diligence, and vigour and expedition. For - Thou canst neither design nor act any thing there tending to thy own comfort or advantage.