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Ecclesiastes 1:6

6 1aBlowing toward the south,

Then turning toward the north,

The wind continues 2swirling along;

And on its circular courses the wind returns.

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Ecclesiastes 1:6 — The New International Version (NIV)

The wind blows to the south

and turns to the north;

round and round it goes,

ever returning on its course.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The wind blows to the south

and goes around to the north;

around and around goes the wind,

and on its circuits the wind returns.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The wind goes toward the south,

And turns around to the north;

The wind whirls about continually,

And comes again on its circuit.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — New Century Version (NCV)

The wind blows to the south;

it blows to the north.

It blows from one direction and then another.

Then it turns around and repeats the same pattern, going nowhere.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it turneth about continually in its course, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The wind goeth towards the south, and turneth about towards the north: it turneth about continually, and the wind returneth again to its circuits.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The wind blows toward the south and shifts toward the north.

Round and round it blows. It blows in a full circle.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Gusting to the south,

turning to the north,

turning, turning, goes the wind,

and the wind returns in its cycles.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The wind blows to the south,

and goes around to the north;

round and round goes the wind,

and on its circuits the wind returns.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The wind goes to the south and goes around to the north;

around and around it goes, and on its circuit the wind returns.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

The wind blows to the south.

Then it turns to the north.

Around and around it goes.

It always returns to where it started.