What does Ecclesiastes 8:1 mean?
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.
NIV: Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person's wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.
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.
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.
NLT: How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person’s face, softening its harshness.
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.
NKJV: Who is like a wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, And the sternness of his face is changed.
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