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Ecclesiastes 7:10

10  Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?”

For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

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Ecclesiastes 7:10 — The New International Version (NIV)

10 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”

For it is not wise to ask such questions.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — New Living Translation (NLT)

10 Don’t long for “the good old days.”

This is not wise.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Do not say,

“Why were the former days better than these?”

For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — New Century Version (NCV)

10 Don’t ask, “Why was life better in the ‘good old days’?”

It is not wise to ask such questions.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

10 Say not, How is it that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

10 Don’t ask, “Why were things better in the old days than they are now?” It isn’t wisdom that leads you to ask this! 

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 Don’t say, “Why were the former days better than these?”

since it is not wise of you to ask this.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?”

For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

10 Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?”

For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

10 Don’t say, “Why were things better in the good old days?”

It isn’t wise to ask that kind of question.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

10 Do not say, “Why is it that the former days were better than these?”

For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.


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