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Ecclesiastes 7:23
All this have I tested by wisdom: I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.
All this have I proved in wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
I have tested all this with wisdom. I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me.
All this have I tried and proved by wisdom. I said, I will be wise [independently of God]—but it was far from me.
¶ All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
I tested all of this by wisdom. I thought, I will be wise, but it eluded me.
All this I have put to the test of wisdom; I said, “I will acquire wisdom”; but wisdom remained far away from me.
I told myself that I would be smart and try to understand all of this, but it was too much for me.
All this have I tried by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
For thy conscience knoweth that thou also hast often spoken evil of others.
I used my wisdom and thought about all these things. I wanted to be wise, but I couldn’t do it.
All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.
All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will be wise”, but it was far from me.
I ·used wisdom to test [L tested with/or by wisdom] all these things. I said, “I ·want to [or will] be wise,” but it was ·too hard for [L far from] me.
Give not thine heart also to all the words that men speak, lest thou do hear thy servant cursing thee.
I used wisdom to test all of this. I said, “I want to be wise, but it is out of my reach.”
I used my wisdom to test all of this. I was determined to be wise, but it was beyond me.
I have tested all this by wisdom. I resolved, “I will be wise,” but it was beyond me.
I used wisdom to test all these things. I wanted to be wise, but it was too hard for me.
I used my wisdom to test all of this. I said, “I want to be wise,” but it was beyond me.
¶ All this I have proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise, but it was far from me.
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
All this I have tested with wisdom. I said, “I will be wise!” but it was beyond my grasp.
I have tried my best to be wise. I declared, “I will be wise,” but it didn’t work.
I tested everything in my search for wisdom. I set out to be wise, but it was beyond me, far beyond me, and deep—oh so deep! Does anyone ever find it? I concentrated with all my might, studying and exploring and seeking wisdom—the meaning of life. I also wanted to identify evil and stupidity, foolishness and craziness.
All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.
I used wisdom to test all of this. I said, “I want to be wise, but it is out of my reach.”
All these things I probed in wisdom. I said, “I will acquire wisdom”; but it was far beyond me.
I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.
I used wisdom to test all these things. I wanted to be wise, but it was too hard for me.
I have examined all this by wisdom; I said, “I am determined to comprehend this”—but it was beyond my grasp.
I used wisdom to test all these things. I said, “I’ve made up my mind to be wise.” But it was more than I could accomplish.
All this I tested by wisdom and I said, “I am determined to be wise”— but this was beyond me.
All this I tested by wisdom and I said, ‘I am determined to be wise’– but this was beyond me.
All this I have proved by wisdom. I said, “I will be wise”; But it was far from me.
I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.
I have always tried my best to let wisdom guide my thoughts and actions. I said to myself, “I am determined to be wise.” But it didn’t work.
All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.
All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, ‘I will be wise’, but it was far from me.
All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, ‘I will be wise’, but it was far from me.
All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.
I tested all this with chochmah; I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, “I will be wise”; but it was far from me.
All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, “I will be wise”; but it was far from me.
All this I have tested with wisdom and I said, “I determined to be wise”—but it was far from me.
I have tested all of these sayings against wisdom. I promised myself, “I will become wise,” but wisdom kept its distance.
All this have I proved in wisdom. I said, “I will be wise”; but it was far from me.
I assayed all things in wisdom; I said, I shall be made wise, and it went away further from me (I said, I shall be made wise, but it went farther away from me),
All this I have tried by wisdom; I have said, `I am wise,' and it [is] far from me.
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