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Ecclesiastes 6:12

12 For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless dayss they pass through like a shadow?t Who can tell them what will happen under the sun after they are gone?

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Ecclesiastes 6:12 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 In the few days of our meaningless lives, who knows how our days can best be spent? Our lives are like a shadow. Who can tell what will happen on this earth after we are gone?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 For who knows what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he passes like a shadow? Who can tell a man what will happen after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 People have only a few useless days of life on the earth; their short life passes like a shadow. Who knows what is best for them while they live? Who can tell them what the future will bring?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 For who knoweth what is good for man in his life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 For who knoweth what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell man what shall be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 Who knows what may be good for mortals while they are alive, during the brief, pointless days they live? Mortals pass by like a shadow. Who will tell them about their future under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 For who knows what is good for man in life, in the few days of his futile life that he spends like a shadow? Who can tell man what will happen after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 For who knows what is good for mortals while they live the few days of their vain life, which they pass like a shadow? For who can tell them what will be after them under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 For who knows what is good for a man in his life during the few days of his fleeting life, which are fleeting as a shadow? For who can tell anyone what will happen in the future under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

12 Who knows what’s good for a man? He lives for only a few meaningless days. He passes through life like a shadow. Who can tell him what will happen on earth after he is gone?

Ecclesiastes 6:12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?