That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
* That which hath beene, is now: and that which is to be, hath alreadie beene, and God requireth † that which is paſt.
אֱלֹהִים , masculine noun, ʾelohiym — God, god (value 86)
H430, אֱלֹהִים ʼĕlôhîym, el-o-heem'; plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.
(plural intensive - singular meaning)
works or special possessions of God
the (true) God
Used in 2245 Verses, 35 Books 2582  Occurrence Count
אֲשֶׁר , conjunction, relative pronoun, ʾasher — who, which, that (value 501)
H834, אֲשֶׁר ʼăsher, ash-er'; a primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.:—× after, × alike, as (soon as), because, × every, for, + forasmuch, + from whence, + how(-soever), × if, (so) that ((thing) which, wherein), × though, + until, + whatsoever, when, where (+ -as, -in, -of, -on, -soever, -with), which, whilst, + whither(-soever), who(-m, -soever, -se). As it is indeclinable, it is often accompanied by the personal pronoun expletively, used to show the connection.
that (in obj clause)
Used in 4440 Verses, 39 Books 5502  Occurrence Count
אֵת , particle, ʾeyt — untranslatable mark of the accusative case (value 401)
H853, אֵת ʼêth, ayth; apparent contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely):—[as such unrepresented in English].
sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative
Used in 6780 Verses, 39 Books 10904  Occurrence Count
בָּקַשׁ , verb, bakash — to seek (value 402)
H1245, בָּקַשׁ bâqash, baw-kash'; a primitive root; to search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after:—ask, beg, beseech, desire, enquire, get, make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for).
to seek, require, desire, exact, request
to seek to find
to seek to secure
to seek the face
to desire, demand
to require, exact
to ask, request
(Pual) to be sought
Used in 215 Verses, 33 Books 225  Occurrence Count
הוּא , demonstrative pronoun, third person singular personal pronoun, huʾ — he, she, it (value 12)
H1931, הוּא hûwʼ, hoo; of which the feminine (beyond the Pentateuch) is הִיא hîyʼ; he 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:—he, as for her, him(-self), it, the same, she (herself), such, that (...it), these, they, this, those, which (is), who.
third person singular personal pronoun
he, she, it
himself (with emphasis)
resuming subj with emphasis
(with minimum emphasis following predicate)
that, it (neuter)
that (with article)
Used in 1692 Verses, 39 Books 1875  Occurrence Count
הָיָה , verb, haya — to fall out, come to pass, become, be (value 20)
H1961, הָיָה hâyâh, haw-yaw; a primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):—beacon, × altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, follow, happen, × have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, × use.
to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out
to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass
to come about, come to pass
to come into being, become
to arise, appear, come
to become like
to be instituted, be established
to exist, be in existence
to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time)
to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality)
to accompany, be with
to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about
to be done, be finished, be gone
Used in 3131 Verses, 39 Books 3543  Occurrence Count
כְּבָר , adverb, kəvar — already (value 222)
H3528, כְּבָר kebâr, keb-awr'; from H3527; properly, extent of time, i.e. a great while; hence, long ago, formerly, hitherto:—already, (seeing that which), now.
already, long ago, a great while
Used in 8 Verses, 1 Book 9  Occurrence Count
מָה , indefinite pronoun, interrogative pronoun, ma — what? how? anything (value 45)
H4100, מָה mâh, maw; or מַה mah; or מָ mâ; or מַ ma; also מֶה meh; a primitive particle; properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses:—how (long, oft, (-soever)), (no-) thing, what (end, good, purpose, thing), whereby(-fore, -in, -to, -with), (for) why.
what, how, of what kind
of what kind
whatsoever, whatever, what
how, how now
wherein?, whereby?, wherewith?, by what means?
because of what?
the like of what?
how much?, how many?, how often?
for how long?
for what reason?, why?, to what purpose?
until when?, how long?, upon what?, wherefore?
anything, aught, what may
Used in 650 Verses, 37 Books 744  Occurrence Count
רָדַף , verb, radaf — to pursue, chase, persecute (value 284)
H7291, רָדַף râdaph, raw-daf'; a primitive root; to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by):—chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute(-ion, -or), pursue(-r).
to be behind, follow after, pursue, persecute, run after
to pursue, put to flight, chase, dog, attend closely upon
to persecute, harass (fig)
to follow after, aim to secure (fig)
to run after (a bribe) (fig)
to be pursued
one pursued (participle)
(Piel) to pursue ardently, aim eagerly to secure, pursue
(Pual) to be pursued, be chased away
(Hiphil) to pursue, chase
Used in 135 Verses, 23 Books 143  Occurrence Count
|Ecclesiastes 3:15Modern KJV—Authorized Version
|That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
|Original Text (WLC)
|מַה־שֶּֽׁהָיָה֙ כְּבָ֣ר ה֔וּא וַאֲשֶׁ֥ר לִהְי֖וֹת כְּבָ֣ר הָיָ֑ה וְהָאֱלֹהִ֖ים יְבַקֵּ֥שׁ אֶת־נִרְדָּֽף׃
|Verse #17375 (Ch. #662) — 12 words, 44 lettersText Copied!
|Data from Strong's Concordance
|That which hath been is now;
|and that which is to be hath already
|been; and God
|that which is past.
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