Ecclesiastes 7:29

“Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 7:29

Loe, this onely haue I found, that God hath made man vpright: but they haue sought out many inuentions.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This only have I seen, that God made men upright, but they have been searching out all sorts of inventions.
- Basic English Bible

Only see this which I have found: that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices.
- Darby Bible

Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes."
- World English Bible

See, this alone I have found, that God made man upright, and they -- they have sought out many devices.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, this only have I found, that God made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 7:29

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 7:29


7:29 Lo, this - Though I could not find out all the streams of wickedness, and their infinite windings and turnings, yet I have discovered the fountain of it, Original sin, and the corruption of nature, which is both in men and women. That - God made our first parents, Adam and Eve. Upright - Heb. right: without any imperfection or corruption, conformable to his nature and will, after his own likeness. They - Our first parents, and after them their posterity. Sought out - Were not contented with their present state, but studied new ways of making themselves more wise and happy, than God had made them. And we, their wretched children, are still prone to forsake the certain rule of God's word, and the true way to happiness, and to seek new methods of attaining it.


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