Ecclesiastes 7 :27

Ecclesiastes 7 :27 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Behold, this have I found, said 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, counting one by one, 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:

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 7 :27

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."

Barnes's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7 :27

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7 :27

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