Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also doesn't know his time. As the fish that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly on them.

Alternate Versions of Ecclesiastes 9-12

A Conservative Version: Ecclesiastes 9:12
For man also does not know his time. As the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time when it falls suddenly upon them.

American Standard Version: Ecclesiastes 9:12
For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

Bible in Basic English: Ecclesiastes 9:12
Even man has no knowledge of his time; like fishes taken in an evil net, or like birds taken by deceit, are the sons of men taken in an evil time when it comes suddenly on them.

Darby English Bible: Ecclesiastes 9:12
For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are taken with the snare, like them are the children of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

King James Version: Ecclesiastes 9:12
For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

King James Version (UK): Ecclesiastes 9:12
For man also knows not his time as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.

Youngs Literal Translation: Ecclesiastes 9:12
For even man knoweth not his time; as fish that are taken hold of by an evil net, and as birds that are taken hold of by a snare, like these `are' the sons of man snared at an evil time, when it falleth upon them suddenly.

Verses Related to Ecclesiastes 9-12

Job 14:1
"Man, who is born of a woman, Is of few days, and full of trouble.

Psalms 8:4
What is man, that you think of him? The son of man, that you care for him?

Psalms 11:6
On the wicked he will rain blazing coals; Fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

Proverbs 6:15
Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy.

Proverbs 7:23
Until an arrow strikes through his liver, As a bird hurries to the snare, And doesn't know that it will cost his life.

Proverbs 29:6
An evil man is snared by his sin, But the righteous can sing and be glad.