Better to go to the house of mourning. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. 20 Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. Read verse in New King James Version Paragraph. 24 (V)Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. (P)13 I saw that wisdom(Q) is better than folly,(R)    just as light is better than darkness.14 The wise have eyes in their heads,    while the fool walks in the darkness;but I came to realize    that the same fate overtakes them both. 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. 1 I said a in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with b mirth; 1 therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, c this also was vanity. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. 23 For all his days are (U)sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. Ecclesiastes 2:24New King James Version (NKJV) 24 Nothing isbetter for a man thanthat he should eat and drink, and thathis soul should enjoy good in his labor. Eccl. This also is vanity. (O)What more can the king’s successor do    than what has already been done? Yet I myself perceived That the same event happens to them all. 6:17], NKJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, Hardcover: The Word of God and the Shaping of America, NKJV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New King James Version, NKJV, Bride's Bible, Leathersoft, White, Red Letter, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version, NKJV, Vines Expository Bible, Comfort Print: A Guided Journey Through the Scriptures with Pastor Jerry Vines, NKJV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. 1 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy … Font Size. 5 I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. to draw my flesh with … 5 I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 22 (T)For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun? While the sun and the light, The moon and the stars, Are not darkened, And the clouds do not return … 15:32; [1 Tim. NKJV 1 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, this also was vanity. 10 Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them.I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure,For my heart rejoiced in all my labor;And (K)this was my [g]reward from all my labor.11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had doneAnd on the labor in which I had toiled;And indeed all was (L)vanity and grasping for the wind.There was no profit under the sun. This too is meaningless. 2 I said (B)in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with (C)mirth; [a]therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, (D)this also was vanity. This also is vanity. Listen to the Bible. 1 The words of a the Preacher, 1 the son of David, b king in Jerusalem. 8 I amassed silver and gold(H) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. Bible > NKJV > Ecclesiastes 9 Ecclesiastes 9 New King James Version: Par Death Comes to All. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. the days have already come when both have been forgotten. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. d All is vanity. NIV 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. Ecclesiastes 2. ver 24-25; S Jdg 9:13; Ru 3:3; Ecc 3:12-13; 5:18; 8:15, S Job 2:10; Ecc 3:12-13; 5:17-19; 7:14; 9:7-10; 11:7-10, Eccl. 25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, [i]more than I? 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Ecclesiastes 2 :: King James Version (KJV) Strong's. 6 I made myself water pools from which to [c]water the growing trees of the grove. 2 I said of laughter--"Madness! 8 (H)I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the special treasures of kings and of the provinces. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. 1 I said # Luke 12:19 in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with # Prov. 1:2 this also was vanity. Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before me. I acquired male and female singers, the delights of the sons of men, and [e]musical instruments of all kinds. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. 2 I said of laughter—“Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 3 (E)I searched in my heart how [b]to gratify my flesh with wine, while guiding my heart with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was (F)good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives. 12 Then I turned myself to consider wisdom (M)and madness and folly;For what can the man do who succeeds the king?—Only what he has already (N)done.13 Then I saw that wisdom (O)excels follyAs light excels darkness.14 (P)The wise man’s eyes are in his head,But the fool walks in darkness.Yet I myself perceivedThat (Q)the same event happens to them all. "; and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?" 18 Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because (S)I must leave it to the man who will come after me. ; some Heb. Ecclesiastes 2 King James Version << Ecclesiastes 1 | Ecclesiastes 2 | Ecclesiastes 3 >> 2 1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, … 6:17]. Yes, I had greater possessions of herds and flocks than all who were in Jerusalem before me. Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low … 2 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; [] therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. What then do I gain by being wise?”(T)I said to myself,    “This too is meaningless.”16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;(U)    the days have already come when both have been forgotten. 2 I said of laughter—“Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 3 # Eccl. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? 3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 8 (H)I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the special treasures of kings and of the provinces. 2 1 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, this also was vanity. 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. There was no profit under the sun. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure. Verse. 301 Moved Permanently. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. Listen to the Bible. 23 For all his days are (U)sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. "; and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?" 21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; yet he must leave his [h]heritage to a man who has not labored for it. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Red Letter. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. New King James Version (NKJV). Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly … (Z) Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. Red Letter. Ecclesiastes 2:24 NKJV Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. 7 I acquired male and female servants, and had [d]servants born in my house. The wise man's eyes are in his head, But the fool walks in darkness. 22 (T)For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun? Ecclesiastes 2 New King James Version (NKJV) The Vanity of Pleasure. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure. Ecclesiastes 2:18–24 18 Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because r I must leave it to the man who will come after me. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? 18 Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because (S)I must leave it to the man who will come after me. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, an Ecclesiastes 2:22New King James Version (NKJV) 22 For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun? 4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but g the earth remains forever. (AG) 26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom,(AH) knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth(AI) to hand it over to the one who pleases God. 56:12; Luke 12:19; 1 Cor. 7:4; 8:15) mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, # Eccl. Ecclesiastes 2. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. Also my wisdom remained with me. Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all … All rights reserved. 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. This summary of the book of Ecclesiastes provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Ecclesiastes. at which he toils under the sun? 12 Then I turned myself to consider wisdom (M)and madness and folly;For what can the man do who succeeds the king?—Only what he has already (N)done.13 Then I saw that wisdom (O)excels follyAs light excels darkness.14 (P)The wise man’s eyes are in his head,But the fool walks in darkness.Yet I myself perceivedThat (Q)the same event happens to them all. 56:12; Luke 12:19; 1 Cor. Ecclesiastes All Is Vanity. mss., LXX, Syr. (AJ) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Verse. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. 4 I made my works great, I built myself (G)houses, and planted myself vineyards. 3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life. Powered by Tengine Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Ecc 2:26 For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God. 3:12, 13, 22; Is. 7 I acquired male and female servants, and had [d]servants born in my house. 20 Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. This also is vanity. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Ecclesiastes 2:11 NKJV Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done And on the labor in which I had toiled; And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind. 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? Ecclesiastes 1:2 Context. King James Version (KJV) Bible Book List. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? ; some Heb. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Ecclesiastes 2:1 New King James Version (NKJV) The Vanity of Pleasure. 4 I made my works great, I built myself (G)houses, and planted myself vineyards. # to give…: Heb. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 15 So I said in my heart,“As it happens to the fool,It also happens to me,And why was I then more wise?”Then I said in my heart,“This also is vanity.”16 For there is (R)no more remembrance of the wise than of the fool forever,Since all that now is will be forgotten in the days to come.And how does a wise man die?As the fool! Ecclesiastes 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV) Strong's. 2 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 15:32; [1 Tim. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. All rights reserved. I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, this … 24 (V)Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also is vanity and a great evil. 2 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; [] therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter - "Madness! 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure(A) to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(G) who were born in my house. Yes, I had greater possessions of herds and flocks than all who were in Jerusalem before me. So with MT, Tg., Vg. 26 For God gives (W)wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that (X)he may give to him who is good before God. Ecclesiastes 2:13-14 Then I saw that wisdom excels folly As light excels darkness. 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 2 c Vanity 2 of vanities, says a the Preacher, c vanity of vanities! 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? 9 (I)So I became great and [f]excelled (J)more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. 1 For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. I acquired male and female singers, the delights of the sons of men, and [e]musical instruments of all kinds. All rights reserved worldwide. 21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; yet he must leave his [h]heritage to a man who has not labored for it. Used by permission. 17 Therefore I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind. So with MT, Tg., Vg. Used by permission. Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. 2 I said of laughter—“Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 3 (E)I searched in my heart how [b]to gratify my flesh with wine, while guiding my heart with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was (F)good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives. Paragraph. 14:13; (Eccl. I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this … For all his days are sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. King James Version Update. Ecclesiastes 2:1-26—Navigate by chapter and verse in the King James Version of the Bible. 25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, [i]more than I? Ecclesiastes 2 The Vanity of Self-Indulgence. 15 So I said in my heart,“As it happens to the fool,It also happens to me,And why was I then more wise?”Then I said in my heart,“This also is vanity.”16 For there is (R)no more remembrance of the wise than of the fool forever,Since all that now is will be forgotten in the days to come.And how does a wise man die?As the fool! 2 I said (B)in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with (C)mirth; [a]therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, (D)this also was vanity. 10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired;    I refused my heart no pleasure.My heart took delight in all my labor,    and this was the reward for all my toil.11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done    and what I had toiled to achieve,everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;(M)    nothing was gained under the sun. mss., LXX, Syr. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. (X) 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URI. 26 For God gives (W)wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that (X)he may give to him who is good before God. Also my wisdom remained with me. Ecclesiastes 2:18–23 18 Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because r I must leave it to the man who will come after me. 3:12, 13, 22; Is. (AC) This too is meaningless. 6 I made myself water pools from which to [c]water the growing trees of the grove. Ecclesiastes 2 - NKJV Audio Bible PLUS Text This is from the New King James Version of The Bible. (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. This also is vanity. 10 Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them.I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure,For my heart rejoiced in all my labor;And (K)this was my [g]reward from all my labor.11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had doneAnd on the labor in which I had toiled;And indeed all was (L)vanity and grasping for the wind.There was no profit under the sun. (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. 9 (I)So I became great and [f]excelled (J)more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. This also is vanity. This also is vanity and a great evil. 17 Therefore I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind. 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