Ecclesiastes 8:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Ecclesiastes 8:1, NIV: Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person's wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.

Ecclesiastes 8:1, ESV: Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Ecclesiastes 8:1, KJV: Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Ecclesiastes 8:1, NASB: Who is like the wise person and who knows the meaning of a matter? A person’s wisdom illuminates his face and makes his stern face brighten up.

Ecclesiastes 8:1, NLT: How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person's face, softening its harshness.

Ecclesiastes 8:1, CSB: Who is like the wise person, and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A person's wisdom brightens his face, and the sternness of his face is changed.

What does Ecclesiastes 8:1 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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