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Ecclesiastes 1:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Is there [any] thing whereof it may be said, See, this [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Is there anything of which one might say, “See this, it is new”? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Is there [any] thing of which it may be said, See, this [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already in the ages which were before us.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Is there a thing, of which it can be said, See here, it is, new? Already, hath it been, for ages, [it is something] which was before us.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— There is a thing of which [one] saith: 'See this, it [is] new!' already it hath been in the ages that were before us!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Is there any thing, whereof it may be sayd, See, this is new? it hath beene already of olde time, which was before vs.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [Who is he] that shall speak and say, Behold, this is new? it has already been in the ages that have passed before us.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Is there [any] thing whereof it may be said, See, this [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Is there 3426
{3426} Prime
יֵשׁ
yesh
{yaysh}
Perhaps from an unused root meaning to stand out, or exist; entity; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb (H1961); there is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection).
[any] thing 1697
{1697} Prime
דָּבָר
dabar
{daw-baw'}
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
whereof it may be said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x7945
(7945) Complement
שֶׁל
shel
{shel}
For the relative H0834; used with prepositional prefix, and often followed by some pronoun affixed; on account of, what soever, which soever.
See, 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
this x2088
(2088) Complement
זֶה
zeh
{zeh}
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
[is] new? 2319
{2319} Prime
חָדָשׁ
chadash
{khaw-dawsh'}
From H2318; new.
it x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
hath been x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
already 3528
{3528} Prime
כְּבָר
k@bar
{keb-awr'}
From H3527; properly extent of time, that is, a great while; hence long ago, formerly, hitherto.
of old time, 5769
{5769} Prime
עוֹלָם
`owlam
{o-lawm'}
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
us.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 1:10

_ _ old timeHebrew, “ages.”

_ _ which was — The Hebrew plural cannot be joined to the verb singular. Therefore translate: “It hath been in the ages before; certainly it hath been before us” [Holden]. Or, as Maurer: “That which has been (done) before us (in our presence, 1 Chronicles 16:33), has been (done) already in the old times.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:9-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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it hath:

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Matthew 23:30-32 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. ... Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Luke 17:26-30 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. ... Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye.
1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they [have] of the Jews: ... Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
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