Ecclesiastes 3:17

“I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I said in mine heart, God shall iudge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there, for euery purpose and for euery worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I said to myself, "God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man, for a time for every matter and for every deed is there."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I said in my heart, God will be judge of the good and of the bad; because a time for every purpose and for every work has been fixed by him.
- Basic English Bible

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
- Darby Bible

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
- Webster's Bible

I said in my heart, "God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work."
- World English Bible

I said in my heart, `The righteous and the wicked doth God judge, for a time [is] to every matter and for every work there.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

I said in my heart: 'The righteous and the wicked God will judge; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:17


3:17 I said - I was sorely grieved at this, but I quieted myself with this consideration. Shall judge - Absolving the just, and condemning the wicked. A time - God will have his time to rectify all these disorders. There - At the judgment - seat of God. For - For examining not only all men's actions, but all their thoughts and purposes.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 3

  • Dean COOPER o
    As one dies so do we all the question is where do we spend eternity?
  • Crystal knighton
    A loved one passed away and I have been asking God to show me why this happened. He led me here
  • Richard Ankrah for verse 11
    It is satifying to know that God has hidden the mystery of how He created all things and continually does HIS things to His glory alone least man may boast of imitating what God has done.At His own time, place, how, when and who He chooses is what man cannot understand it. Esther was a Jew but God changed her status just like Joseph, Jabez, Daniel and all those known in the Bible. Whatever God had done does not make sense to man and so will it be.
  • April Sims for verse 15
    ..."already has been. nation against nation." ..."that which is to be already has been." Sodom and Gomorrah. "and God will call the Pass to account" He will allow the history to repeat itself.
  • Truly indeed as of now no one people is looking for the heart of Jesus Christ except to those people to has a calling of Him.our world is to much panished by Him in Jeremiah 5:3 clearly says in Jeremiah we are hard headed we are continuously doing what is in good to our self, we do see for God goodness because we love our flesh of the sin.flesh that created a sin in us. the Lord God's commandent to us: my dear brethrens in Christ we must turn away from the evils works or any evils form we must aware for his do in us and take a looked of Jesus Christ heart. hold this verse so that we have a strong hold on our God.use it in every daily life's. Proverbs 3:5-6. Thrust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE direct you thy paths. now it's time you to look at the heart of Christ Jesus and when the time you found it,tell to others so they also looking for what Jesus did on the Cross of Calvary. God bless everyone.
  • Bright Emmanuel
    God times is the best, no matter what devils has done. We need to wait till God finish what he started in Us

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