Ecclesiastes 12:8
Modern Translations
New International Version
"Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Everything is meaningless!"

New Living Translation
“Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless.”

English Standard Version
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.

Berean Study Bible
“Futility of futilities,” says the Teacher. “Everything is futile!”

New American Standard Bible
“Futility of futilities,” says the Preacher, “all is futility!”

NASB 1995
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "all is vanity!"

NASB 1977
“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “all is vanity!”

Amplified Bible
“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. “All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity (futility).”

Christian Standard Bible
“Absolute futility,” says the Teacher. “Everything is futile.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Absolute futility," says the Teacher. "Everything is futile."

Contemporary English Version
Nothing makes sense. I have seen it all--nothing makes sense.

Good News Translation
Useless, useless, said the Philosopher. It is all useless.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Absolutely pointless!" says the spokesman. "Everything is pointless!"

International Standard Version
"Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Everything is pointless."

NET Bible
"Absolutely futile!" laments the Teacher, "All of these things are futile!"
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

New King James Version
“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “All is vanity.”

King James 2000 Bible
Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; all is vanity.

New Heart English Bible
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher. All is vanity.

World English Bible
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher. "All is vanity!"

American King James Version
Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity.

American Standard Version
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.

A Faithful Version
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "all is vanity."

Darby Bible Translation
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher: all is vanity.

English Revised Version
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.

Webster's Bible Translation
Vanity of vanities saith the preacher; all is vanity.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Vanitie of vanities, saieth the Preacher, all is vanitie.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
(12:9) All is but vanitie (saith the preacher) all is but playne vanitie.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
All is but vanite (sayeth the preacher) all is but playne vanite.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Vanity of vanities, said the preacher, the whole [is] vanity.

Young's Literal Translation
Vanity of vanities, said the preacher, the whole is vanity.

Smith's Literal Translation
Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, and all things are vanity.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, and all is vanity!

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Futility of futilities, says the Preacher; futility of futilities, everything is futility!

Lamsa Bible
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, all is vanity.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Vanity of vanities, saith Koheleth; all is vanity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher; all is vanity.


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