Ecclesiastes 1:10

“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is there any thing, whereof it may be sayd, See, this is new? it hath beene already of olde time, which was before vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Is there anything of which one might say, "See this, it is new? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is there anything of which men say, See, this is new? It has been in the old time which was before us.
- Basic English Bible

Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already in the ages which were before us.
- Darby Bible

Is there any thing of which it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
- Webster's Bible

Is there a thing of which it may be said, "Behold, this is new?" It has been long ago, in the ages which were before us.
- World English Bible

There is a thing of which [one] saith: `See this, it [is] new!' already it hath been in the ages that were before us!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is there a thing whereof it is said: 'See, this is new'? --it hath been already, in the ages which were before us.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 1

  • A disciple
    Dear Bob; I love the Book of 'The Preacher' or, 'The Summoner.' Some Bible expositors say that Ecclesiastes was a Book about Solomon's Non-Spirit filled attempt to figure out life. But what it really is, is a collection of examples used to call people to rise above this present existence, and all its vanity and vexation of spirit. The very Title of the Book implies Preaching and Calling Assembly.
  • Bob DeHaan
    I have gained much wisdom and understanding from this wonderful book called Ecclesiastes. The heart of man seeks all that is vanity in this world. We can not understand unless we give up our lives to Jesus Christ. We become new creations in Christ, seeking seeking An Eternal perspective instead of a vain and temporal perspective. Holy Spirit feed us the Bread of Life each new day!
  • Clarence Bagley
    could it be that Year's is only a myth if there is nothing new under the sun
  • Carolyn Rowe
    God gave Solomon wisdom greater than anyone before or after him, yet he ended up marrying 700 "strange " women ( heathens) who turned his heart from God to idols. Man at his best is vanity. He misuses God's gifts on his lust.
  • I perceive the knowledge of Geography as a subject already existing in full deta
    God is Omniscient. He knows everything, and we need to therefore fear Him alone who knows all things in secret and in the open, in dark or in light, in private or in public. Fear Him Alone!
  • Claude perea
    Jesus our Lord is all knowing all wise and all power yet most people in this life don't care to know him This I Would Say Is TRULY vanity

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