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Ecclesiastes 8:8 English Standard Version (ESV)

No man has power to retain the spirit, or power over the day of death. There is no discharge from war, nor will wickedness deliver those who are given to it.

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Ecclesiastes 8:8 New International Version (NIV)

As no one has power over the wind to contain it,
    so[a] no one has power over the time of their death.
As no one is discharged in time of war,
    so wickedness will not release those who practice it.

Footnotes:

  1. Ecclesiastes 8:8 Or over the human spirit to retain it, / and so
New International Version (NIV)

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