Ecclesiastes 8:6

“Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because to euery purpose there is time, and iudgement; therefore the misery of man is great vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, though a man's trouble is heavy upon him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For every purpose there is a time and a decision, because the sorrow of man is great in him.
- Basic English Bible

For to every purpose there is time and manner. For the misery of man is great upon him;
- Darby Bible

Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
- Webster's Bible

For there is a time and procedure for every purpose, although the misery of man is heavy on him.
- World English Bible

For to every delight there is a time and a judgment, for the misfortune of man is great upon him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For to every matter there is a time and judgment; for the evil of man is great upon him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 8:6


8:6 Because - There is a fit way and season for the accomplishment of every business, which is known to God, but for the most part hidden from man. Therefore - Because there are few who have wisdom to discern this, most men expose themselves to manifold miseries.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 8:6

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