Ecclesiastes 3:15

“That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 3:15

That which hath beene, is now: and that which is to be, hath alreadie beene, and God requireth that which is past.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

That which is has been already and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

That which is hath been long ago; and that which is to be hath long ago been: and God seeketh again that which is passed away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whatever is has been before, and what is to be is now; because God makes search for the things which are past.
- Basic English Bible

That which is was long ago, and that which is to be hath already been; and God bringeth back again that which is past.
- Darby Bible

That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
- Webster's Bible

That which is has been long ago, and that which is to be has been long ago: and God seeks again that which is passed away.
- World English Bible

What is that which hath been? already it is, and that which [is] to be hath already been, and God requireth that which is pursued.
- Youngs Literal Bible

That which is hath been long ago, and that which is to be hath already been; and God seeketh that which is pursued.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 3:15

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:15


3:15 Hath been - Things past, present, and to come, are all ordered by one constant counsel, in all parts and ages of the world. There is a continual return of the same motions of the heavenly bodies, of the same seasons of the year, and a constant succession of new generations of men and beasts, but all of the same quality.


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