Ecclesiastes 7:23 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Ecclesiastes 7:23, NIV: All this I tested by wisdom and I said, 'I am determined to be wise'-- but this was beyond me.

Ecclesiastes 7:23, ESV: All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.

Ecclesiastes 7:23, KJV: All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

Ecclesiastes 7:23, NASB: I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, 'I will be wise,' but wisdom was far from me.

Ecclesiastes 7:23, NLT: I have always tried my best to let wisdom guide my thoughts and actions. I said to myself, 'I am determined to be wise.' But it didn't work.

Ecclesiastes 7:23, CSB: I have tested all this by wisdom. I resolved, "I will be wise," but it was beyond me.

What does Ecclesiastes 7:23 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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