Ecclesiastes 1:11

There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there bee any remembrance of things that are to come, with those that shall come after.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is no remembrance of earlier things; And also of the later things which will occur, There will be for them no remembrance Among those who will come later {still.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is no remembrance of the former `generations'; neither shall there be any remembrance of the latter `generations' that are to come, among those that shall come after.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is no memory of those who have gone before, and of those who come after there will be no memory for those who are still to come after them.
- Basic English Bible

There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be remembrance of things that are to come with those who shall live afterwards.
- Darby Bible

There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
- Webster's Bible

There is no memory of the former; neither shall there be any memory of the latter that are to come, among those that shall come after.
- World English Bible

There is not a remembrance of former [generations]; and also of the latter that are, there is no remembrance of them with those that are at the last.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There is no remembrance of them of former times; neither shall there be any remembrance of them of latter times that are to come, among those that shall come after.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 1:11


1:11 No remembrance - This seems to be added to prevent the objection, There are many inventions and enjoyments unknown to former ages. To this he answers, This objection is grounded only upon our ignorance of ancient times which if we exactly knew or remembered, we should easily find parallels to all present occurrences. There are many thousands of remarkable speeches and actions done in this and the following ages which neither are, nor ever will be, put into the publick records or histories, and consequently must unavoidably be forgotten in succeeding ages; and therefore it is just and reasonable to believe the same concerning former ages.


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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