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Ecclesiastes 3:21

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Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Ecclesiastes 3:21

Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth vpward; and the spirit of the beast that goeth downeward to the earth?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who knows that the breath of man ascends upward and the breath of the beast descends downward to the earth?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who knoweth the spirit of man, whether it goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goeth downward to the earth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who is certain that the spirit of the sons of men goes up to heaven, or that the spirit of the beasts goes down to the earth?
- Basic English Bible

Who knoweth the spirit of the children of men? Doth it go upwards? and the spirit of the beasts, doth it go downwards to the earth?
- Darby Bible

Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
- Webster's Bible

Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the animal, whether it goes downward to the earth?"
- World English Bible

Who knoweth the spirit of the sons of man that is going up on high, and the spirit of the beast that is going down below to the earth?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who knoweth the spirit of man whether it goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goeth downward to the earth?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:21

3:21 Who knoweth? - True it is, there is a difference, which is known by good men; but the generality of mankind never mind it: their hearts are wholly set on present and sensible things, and take no thought for the things of the future and invisible world.

 

Comments for Ecclesiastes 3:21

SEAN's comment on 2014-02-02 11:05:05:

SPIRIT IS SPIRIT AND THATS WHAT IT SAYS AND THATS WHAT IT MEANS. SPIRIT MEANS SPIRIT,LOOK IT UP. THE THING IS, SPIRIT NEVER DIES. IT TELL US MAN HAS A SPIIRIT AND ANIMALS AS WELL. IN THE BIBLE SPIRIT MEANS SPIRIT. THEN THEY LIVE ON ITS NO HARD THING FOR GOD TO DO THAT. IF THE SPIRIT OF THE ANIMAL GOES DOWN TO THE EARTH, IT MAY BE GOD HAS A DIFFERANT PLACE FOR THEM UNTILL THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS.

 

Kezia's comment on 2013-10-21 04:45:57:

ecclesiates 3:21 its refearing to thatWho is certain that the spirit of the sons of men goes up to heaven, or that the spirit of the beasts goes down to the earth? and meaning god give every living creature a soul/ spirit for a reason, and meaning who says that animals should just rott here when they die and we should go to heaven, what makes us more loved than animals, if we go to heaven then so they!!! By Kezia Foley Murray Aged 13

 

Judy's comment on 2013-07-01 14:34:22:

GOD WASTES NOTHING. WHY CREATE ANIMALS AND AND THEN LET THRM DIE TO NAUGHT?

 

Tom's comment on 2013-01-25 23:49:35:

Ecclesiastes 3:21 reveals the basic truth of the difference between mankind and all other creation; the soul of man must be presented before Almighty God and all other creatures perish, soulless as far as eternal soul is concerned. The soul of the beast simply refers to the life of the beast or animal which has a definite end as opposed the eternal soul of man.

 


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