Ecclesiastes 3:16

NET ©

I saw something else on earth: In the place of justice, there was wickedness, and in the place of fairness, there was wickedness.

NIV ©

And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice— wickedness was there.

NASB ©

Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.

NLT ©

I also noticed that throughout the world there is evil in the courtroom. Yes, even the courts of law are corrupt!

MSG ©

I took another good look at what's going on: The very place of judgment--corrupt!

BBE ©

And again, I saw under the sun, in the place of the judges, that evil was there; and in the place of righteousness, that evil was there.

NRSV ©

Moreover I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, wickedness was there as well.

NKJV ©

Moreover I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, Wickedness was there; And in the place of righteousness, Iniquity was there.

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
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NET © Notes

tn Heb “under the sun.”

tn Or “righteousness.”