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Ecclesiastes 7:27-28

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 7

27 'Behold, I have discovered this,' says the Preacher, 'by adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 28 which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.
King James Version

Chapter 7

27 Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account: 28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 7

27 "Look," says the Teacher, "I have discovered this by adding one thing to another to find out the explanation, 28 which my soul continually searches for but does not find: I found one person in a thousand, but none of those was a woman.
New Living Translation

Chapter 7

27 'This is my conclusion,' says the Teacher. 'I discovered this after looking at the matter from every possible angle. 28 Though I have searched repeatedly, I have not found what I was looking for. Only one out of a thousand men is virtuous, but not one woman!
English Standard Version

Chapter 7

27 Behold, this is what I found, says the Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things— 28 which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.
New International Version

Chapter 7

27 Look,' says the Teacher, 'this is what I have discovered: 'Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things-- 28 while I was still searching but not finding-- I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all.