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

  • 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
  • A disciple
    Pauson; this is something that many of us were taught, by those who didn't know themselves! The fact is, that Solomon had asked the LORD for this wisdom to be able to feed the people with knowledge and understanding. "The Preacher;" which is most accurately interpreted, "The Summoner, (one who calls to assembly);" was written for awakening men out of the vanities of this life, to bring them to God
  • Pauson
    Solomon could not understand his purpise of living. He served his interests rather than thinking about his legacy. All is vanity without christ.
  • Chris Powell
    All that we seek and have is vanity, listen to what the Lord is saying. We can own everything in this world but will never be satisfied.
  • A disciple
    Billy B. Yes, I think those are good points. Something more you may find interesting; when we think of Ecclesiastes as God's Spirit in Solomon preaching to His people Israel, and summoning them to the great Assembly of the Saved; of all the distractions, cares and pleasures of this life; of all the vanity and vexation of spirit; how do we consider, "What will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
  • Billy b
    So what I get out of it is that no matter how great or how strong and big Jesus makes us where only made in his image we are not perfect the point is not to focus on the bad but to show God loves us all and came for sinners

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