Ecclesiastes 1:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Ecclesiastes 1:13, NIV: I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind!
Ecclesiastes 1:13, ESV: And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.
Ecclesiastes 1:13, KJV: And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
Ecclesiastes 1:13, NASB: And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom about everything that has been done under heaven. It is a sorry task with which God has given the sons of mankind to be troubled.
Ecclesiastes 1:13, NLT: I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race.
Ecclesiastes 1:13, CSB: I applied my mind to examine and explore through wisdom all that is done under heaven. God has given people this miserable task to keep them occupied.