6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

Other Translations of Ecclesiastes 1:6

New International Version

6 The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.

English Standard Version

6 The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.

The Message

6 The wind blows south, the wind blows north. Around and around and around it blows, blowing this way, then that - the whirling, erratic wind.

New King James Version

6 The wind goes toward the south, And turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, And comes again on its circuit.

New Living Translation

6 The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:6

Commentary on Ecclesiastes 1:4-8

(Read Ecclesiastes 1:4-8)

All things change, and never rest. Man, after all his labour, is no nearer finding rest than the sun, the wind, or the current of the river. His soul will find no rest, if he has it not from God. The senses are soon tired, yet still craving what is untried.