Ecclesiastes 8:9

“All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 8:9

All this haue I seene, and applied my heart vnto euery worke that is done vnder the Sunne: there is a time wherein one man ruleth ouer another to his owne hurt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All this I have seen and applied my mind to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over {another} man to his hurt.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: `there is' a time wherein one man hath power over another to his hurt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All this have I seen, and have given my heart to all the work which is done under the sun: there is a time when man has power over man for his destruction.
- Basic English Bible

All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time when man ruleth man to his hurt.
- Darby Bible

All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun: there is a time in which one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.
- Webster's Bible

All this have I seen, and applied my mind to every work that is done under the sun. There is a time in which one man has power over another to his hurt.
- World English Bible

All this I have seen so as to give my heart to every work that hath been done under the sun; a time that man hath ruled over man to his own evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

All this have I seen, even applied my heart thereto, whatever the work that is done under the sun; what time one man had power over another to his hurt.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 8:9

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 8:9


8:9 To his hurt - There are some kings, who use their power tyrannically, whereby they not only oppress their people, but hurt themselves, bringing the vengeance of God upon their own heads.


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