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All rights reserved. 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. 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. 2 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; [] therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. 6:17]. Verse. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. 301 Moved Permanently. 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. 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. Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. Listen to the Bible. Bible > NKJV > Ecclesiastes 2 Ecclesiastes 2 New King James Version: Par The Vanity of Pleasure. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? 6 I made myself water pools from which to [c]water the growing trees of the grove. Ecclesiastes 2 The Vanity of Self-Indulgence. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure. New King James Version (NKJV). This also is vanity and a great evil. While the sun and the light, The moon and the stars, Are not darkened, And the clouds do not return … (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? There was no profit under the sun. Red Letter. 56:12; Luke 12:19; 1 Cor. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 14:13; (Eccl. This also is vanity. 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. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 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. 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. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? 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. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil. 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. 3:12, 13, 22; Is. 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. mss., LXX, Syr. 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. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. Powered by Tengine 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(G) who were born in my house. (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. 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, … 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 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. everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. 25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, [i]more than I? (AJ) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? ; some Heb. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? King James Version (KJV) Bible Book List. 2 I said of laughter - "Madness! Better to go to the house of mourning. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure. Yes, I had greater possessions of herds and flocks than all who were in Jerusalem before me. 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. 20 Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. Used by permission. 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. 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. 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Ecclesiastes All Is Vanity. 25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, [i]more than I? Verse. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. 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. 2 c Vanity 2 of vanities, says a the Preacher, c vanity of vanities! 5 I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. Ecclesiastes 2 - NKJV Audio Bible PLUS Text This is from the New King James Version of The Bible. 8 I amassed silver and gold(H) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. King James Version Update. 23 For all his days are (U)sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. (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. mss., LXX, Syr. Red Letter. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. 2 I said of laughter—“Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 3 # Eccl. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. 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. 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. Paragraph. d All is vanity. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. "; and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?" This also is vanity. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? Used by permission. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. 7:4; 8:15) mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, # Eccl. the days have already come when both have been forgotten. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this … 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? This also is vanity. This too is meaningless. Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low … Yes, I had greater possessions of herds and flocks than all who were in Jerusalem before me. Ecclesiastes 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV) Strong's. 1 The words of a the Preacher, 1 the son of David, b king in Jerusalem. 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. 2 1 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, this also was vanity. NKJV 1 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, this also was vanity. For all his days are sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. 3:12, 13, 22; Is. Yet I myself perceived That the same event happens to them all. (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. 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. 2 I said of laughter--"Madness! 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. 1:2 this also was vanity. 4 I made my works great, I built myself (G)houses, and planted myself vineyards. Eccl. Ecclesiastes 2. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 9 (I)So I became great and [f]excelled (J)more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. 23 For all his days are (U)sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. 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. 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. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. This also is vanity. 56:12; Luke 12:19; 1 Cor. 20 Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. All rights reserved. 6 I made myself water pools from which to [c]water the growing trees of the grove. Ecclesiastes 2. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. # to give…: Heb. 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? 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. Font Size. This also is vanity. 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? All rights reserved worldwide. Ecclesiastes 1:2 Context. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. 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. 8 (H)I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the special treasures of kings and of the provinces. 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! This also is vanity and a great evil. Also my wisdom remained with me. Also my wisdom remained with me. 1 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy … Paragraph. Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all … The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URI. 15:32; [1 Tim. Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly … (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 7 I acquired male and female servants, and had [d]servants born in my house. 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. I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, this … 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. (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. 15:32; [1 Tim. I acquired male and female singers, the delights of the sons of men, and [e]musical instruments of all kinds. 2 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; [] therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. ; some Heb. So with MT, Tg., Vg. 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. 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. Listen to the Bible. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? 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. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). 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! 9 (I)So I became great and [f]excelled (J)more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. 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. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. Read verse in New King James Version The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, an Ecclesiastes 2:1-26—Navigate by chapter and verse in the King James Version of the Bible. The wise man's eyes are in his head, But the fool walks in darkness. Bible > NKJV > Ecclesiastes 9 Ecclesiastes 9 New King James Version: Par Death Comes to All. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. at which he toils under the sun? (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. 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. 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 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. 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. (AC) This too is meaningless. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of What the Bible sun was to. 20 Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I toiled in... Grasp of What the Bible is all about with our New `` Know Bible. 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