Ecclesiastes 2 1 I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. New International Version (NIV). Ecclesiastes 2:2 New International Version (NIV) 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 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. Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 NIV 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. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. (AJ) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 8 I amassed silver and gold(H) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. 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. Ecclesiastes 2:1-8 NIV 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. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. (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. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 2:15 But that also proved to be meaningless. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 21 For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. Ecclesiastes 2:18–23 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 heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 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. Pleasures Are Meaningless. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Ecclesiastes 2:18–24 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. NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture Retail: $54.99 Our Price: $32.99 Save: $22.00 (40%) Buy Now I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. New International Version (NIV) All rights reserved worldwide. 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before me. And what does pleasure accomplish?" Ecc 2:8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. ‘Laughter,’ I … Pleasures Are Meaningless. said. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. Ecclesiastes 1. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). Ecclesiastes 10:10 everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Ecclesiastes 2 Pleasures Are Meaningless 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. New International Version Ecclesiastes 2. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. (AJ) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 2. 10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true(11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails —given by one shepherd. 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, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print. Ecclesiastes 2:11 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; nothing was gained under the sun. Ecclesiastes 2. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive. Ecclesiastes 7:11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. Ecclesiastes 2:16 New International Version (NIV) 16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered; the days have already come when both have been forgotten. y This too is meaningless. the days have already come when both have been forgotten. I applied my mind … Bible Language … 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. But that also proved to be meaningless. New International Version. But that also proved to be meaningless. (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV. NIV: New International Version . Ecclesiastes 2:1-8 NIV 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. Jump to Previous This video is meant to offer the Word of God as a 2-in-1 media format; both for your listening pleasure and reading as well. v Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also … Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness - Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter. And what does pleasure accomplish?” NIV 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. MSG. I … 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that … New International Version. This too is meaningless. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. Ecclesiastes 2. And what does pleasure accomplish?” New International Version (NIV) (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. New International Version (NIV). the days have already come when both have been forgotten. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 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. And what does pleasure accomplish?” (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before me. Ecclesiastes. 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out … 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. “Utterly meaningless! (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Ecclesiastes 2. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. u 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Ecclesiastes 2: I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Pleasures Are Meaningless 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.2 “Laughter,”(B)I said, “is madness. v Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. Ecclesiastes 2 Pleasures Are Meaningless 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. (AC) This too is meaningless. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. But that also proved to be meaningless. Ecclesiastes 4 New International Version (NIV) Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness. 2 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. Then I said in my heart... Ecclesiastes 1:16,17 I communed with my own heart, saying, See, I am come to great estate.... Ecclesiastes 3:17,18 I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose … Ecclesiastes 2:14 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. 4 … “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. The Conclusion of the Matter. 2 1 I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? at which they toil under the sun? Ecclesiastes 2:18–23 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. (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? 2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, … Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Ecclesiastes 2:3 New International Version (NIV) 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was good for … (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. Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 NIV. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Cebuano | Ang Pulong Sa Dios (APSD-CEB) Čeština | Slovo na cestu (SNC) Dansk | Bibelen på hverdagsdansk (BPH) Deutsch | Hoffnung für Alle (HOF) English | Amplified Bible (AMP) English | King James Version (KJV) English | New American Standard Bible (NASB) English | New International Reader's Version (NIRV) English | New International Version … I acquired male and female singers, and a harem [fn] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 4 Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter. 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. everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Ecclesiastes 2:1-26. 1 The words of the Teacher, 1:1 Or the leader of the assembly; also in verses 2 and 12 son of David, king in Jerusalem: 2 “Meaningless! (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. 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. Cancel. Pleasures Are Meaningless. 2 "Laughter," I said, "is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?” (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. 21 For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem [fn] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 8 I amassed silver and gold(H) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. 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. Ecclesiastes 2. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 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. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. 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. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 10:2-3 NIV The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 3 Pleasures Are Meaningless 1 I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure (a) to find out what is good." Ecclesiastes 2:1-26. Pleasures Are Meaningless2 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. 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. v Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. New International Version Update. Version. New International Version. New International Version. (AC) This too is meaningless. Pleasures Are Meaningless. Read more Share Copy New International Version. New International Version (NIV) Bible Book List. Pleasures are meaningless - 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 2:26 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ecclesiastes 2:26, NIV: "To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind." Ecclesiastes 2 1 I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." Ecclesiastes 5:18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink... Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of the life of your vanity, which he has given you under the sun... Psalm 128:2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you. Welcome to the Listen & Read-Along Bible Series. Pleasures Are Meaningless. NIV: Ecclesiastes 2. I … Font Size. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? (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. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. But that also proved to be meaningless. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 2 New International Version Pleasures Are Meaningless 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. (O)What more can the king’s successor do    than what has already been done? 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. Pleasures Are Meaningless. I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that … All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly-my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 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, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version. (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. 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 1:1-18. Ecclesiastes 1:11 No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them. 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. (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. 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. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Ecclesiastes 2:23 23 All their days their work is grief and pain; x even at night their minds do not rest. Ecclesiastes 2:15 Then said I in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so it happens even to me; and why was I then more wise? 9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. Ecclesiastes 7:12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it. (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. Pleasures Are Meaningless. 2 "Laughter," (b) I said, "is … 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. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(G) who were born in my house. All rights reserved worldwide. And what does pleasure accomplish?” I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Everything Is Meaningless. 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. NIV 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. (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. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 2. Everything is meaningless.” 3 What do people gain from all their labors. Ecc 2:8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. u 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Wisdom Is Meaningless. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 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. Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are. 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Pleasures Are Meaningless2 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. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(G) who were born in my house. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. 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