Ecclesiastes 3:16

“And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And moreouer, I sawe vnder the Sunne the place of iudgement, that wickednesse was there; and the place of righteousnesse, that iniquitie was there.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Furthermore, I have seen under the sun {that} in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And again, I saw under the sun, in the place of the judges, that evil was there; and in the place of righteousness, that evil was there.
- Basic English Bible

And moreover I saw under the sun, that in the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, wickedness was there.
- Darby Bible

And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
- Webster's Bible

Moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
- World English Bible

And again, I have seen under the sun the place of judgment -- there [is] the wicked; and the place of righteousness -- there [is] the wicked.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:16


3:16 Moreover - This is another argument of the vanity of worldly things, and an hindrance of that comfort which men expect in this life, because they are oppressed by their rulers. Judgment - ln the thrones of princes, and tribunals of magistrates. Solomon is still shewing that every thing in this world without the fear of God is vanity. In these verses he shews, that power, of which men are so ambitious, and life itself, are worth nothing without it.


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