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Ecclesiastes 5:8 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

The Vanity of Wealth and Honour

If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.

English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

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Ecclesiastes 5:8 New International Version (NIV)

Riches Are Meaningless

If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.

New International Version (NIV)

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Ecclesiastes 5:8 King James Version (KJV)

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Vanity of Gain and Honor

If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent [a]perversion of justice and righteousness in a province, do not marvel at the matter; for high official watches over high official, and higher officials are over them.

Footnotes:

  1. Ecclesiastes 5:8 wresting
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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