Ecclesiastes 7:13

“Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Consider the worke of God: for who can make that straight, which hee hath made crooked?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Consider the work of God, For who is able to straighten what He has bent?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give thought to the work of God. Who will make straight what he has made bent?
- Basic English Bible

Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what he hath made crooked?
- Darby Bible

Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?
- Webster's Bible

Consider the work of God, for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked?
- World English Bible

See the work of God, For who is able to make straight that which He made crooked?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Consider the work of God; for who can make that straight, which He hath made crooked?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 7:13


7:13 Consider - His wise, and just, and powerful government of all events, which is proposed as the last and best remedy against all murmurings. For who - No man can correct or alter any of God's works; and therefore all frettings at the injuries of men, or calamities of times, are not only sinful, but also vain and fruitless. This implies that there is an hand of God in all mens actions, either effecting them, if they be good, or permitting them, if they be bad, and ordering and over - ruling them, whether they he good or bad.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 7:13

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