Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ecclesiastes 1:9 in English Standard Version "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun." Ec 2:12 So I turned to consider wisdom and madness and folly. For what can the man do who comes after the king? Only what has already been done. Ec 3:15 That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away. Ec 6:10 Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he.