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Ecclesiastes 1:15-16

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 1

15 What is crooked cannot be straightened, and what is lacking cannot be counted.
16 I said to myself, 'Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge.'
King James Version

Chapter 1

15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered. 16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 1

15 What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.
16 I said to myself, "See, I have amassed wisdom far beyond all those who were over Jerusalem before me, and my mind has thoroughly grasped wisdom and knowledge."
New Living Translation

Chapter 1

15 What is wrong cannot be made right. What is missing cannot be recovered.
16 I said to myself, 'Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.'
English Standard Version

Chapter 1

15 What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is lacking cannot be counted. 16 I said in my heart, “I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me, and my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.”
New International Version

Chapter 1

15 What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.
16 I said to myself, 'Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.'