What does Ecclesiastes 3:18 mean?
ESV: I said in my heart with regard to the children of man that God is testing them that they may see that they themselves are but beasts.
NIV: I also said to myself, 'As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.
NASB: I said to myself regarding the sons of mankind, 'God is testing them in order for them to see that they are as animals, they to themselves.'
CSB: I said to myself, "This happens so that God may test the children of Adam and they may see for themselves that they are like animals."
NLT: I also thought about the human condition — how God proves to people that they are like animals.
KJV: I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
NKJV: I said in my heart, “Concerning the condition of the sons of men, God tests them, that they may see that they themselves are like animals.”
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