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Ecclesiastes 7:29

29 “Behold, I have found only this, that aGod made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”

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Ecclesiastes 7:29 — The New International Version (NIV)

29 This only have I found:

God created mankind upright,

but they have gone in search of many schemes.”

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — English Standard Version (ESV)

29 See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — New Living Translation (NLT)

29 But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path.”

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

29 Truly, this only I have found:

That God made man upright,

But they have sought out many schemes.”

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — New Century Version (NCV)

29 One thing I have learned:

God made people good,

but they have found all kinds of ways to be bad.”

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

29 Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

29 Only see this which I have found: that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

29 I have found only this: God made people decent, but they looked for many ways ⸤to avoid being decent⸥.” 

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

29 Only see this: I have discovered that God made people upright, but they pursued many schemes.”

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

29 See, this alone I found, that God made human beings straightforward, but they have devised many schemes.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

29 Look! This alone I found: God made mankind upright, but they have devised many schemes.”

Ecclesiastes 7:29 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

29 Here’s the only other thing I found.

God made men honest.

But they’ve made many evil plans.”


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