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ASV 1901 < < Ecclesiastes 2 > > KJV 1769

1 The vanity of human courses in the works of pleasure. 12 Though the wise be better than the fool, yet both have one event. 18 The vanity of human labour, in leaving it they know not to whom. 24 Nothing better than joy in our labour; but that is God's gift.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:1 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:1 Notes Submitted Online 2:1 ¶ I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also was vanity.

  

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:1 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:1 Notes Submitted Online 2:1 ¶ I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also [is] vanity.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:2 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:2 Notes Submitted Online 2:2 I said of laughter, It is mad; and of mirth, What doeth it?

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:2 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:2 Notes Submitted Online 2:2 I said of laughter, [It is] mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:3 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:3 Notes Submitted Online 2:3 I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding [me] with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their life.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:3 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:3 Notes Submitted Online 2:3 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.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:4 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:4 Notes Submitted Online 2:4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:4 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:4 Notes Submitted Online 2:4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:5 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:5 Notes Submitted Online 2:5 I made me gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit;

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:5 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:5 Notes Submitted Online 2:5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all [kind of] fruits:

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:6 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:6 Notes Submitted Online 2:6 I made me pools of water, to water therefrom the forest where trees were reared;

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:6 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:6 Notes Submitted Online 2:6 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:7 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:7 Notes Submitted Online 2:7 I bought men-servants and maid-servants, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of herds and flocks, above all that were before me in Jerusalem;

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:7 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:7 Notes Submitted Online 2:7 I got [me] servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:8 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:8 Notes Submitted Online 2:8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces; I gat me men-singers and women-singers, and the delights of the sons of men, musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:8 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:8 Notes Submitted Online 2:8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, [as] musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:9 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:9 Notes Submitted Online 2:9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:9 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:9 Notes Submitted Online 2:9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:10 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:10 Notes Submitted Online 2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them; I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced because of all my labor; and this was my portion from all my labor.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:10 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:10 Notes Submitted Online 2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:11 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:11 Notes Submitted Online 2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do; and, behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:11 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:11 Notes Submitted Online 2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all [was] vanity and vexation of spirit, and [there was] no profit under the sun.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:12 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:12 Notes Submitted Online 2:12 ¶ And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what [can] the man [do] that cometh after the king? [even] that which hath been done long ago.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:12 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:12 Notes Submitted Online 2:12 ¶ And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what [can] the man [do] that cometh after the king? [even] that which hath been already done.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:13 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:13 Notes Submitted Online 2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:13 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:13 Notes Submitted Online 2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:14 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:14 Notes Submitted Online 2:14 The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness: and yet I perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:14 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:14 Notes Submitted Online 2:14 The wise man's eyes [are] in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:15 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:15 Notes Submitted Online 2:15 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then said I in my heart, that this also is vanity.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:15 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:15 Notes Submitted Online 2:15 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also [is] vanity.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:16 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:16 Notes Submitted Online 2:16 For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance for ever; seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. And how doth the wise man die even as the fool!

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:16 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:16 Notes Submitted Online 2:16 For [there is] no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now [is] in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise [man]? as the fool.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:17 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:17 Notes Submitted Online 2:17 So I hated life, because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:17 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:17 Notes Submitted Online 2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun [is] grievous unto me: for all [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:18 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:18 Notes Submitted Online 2:18 ¶ And I hated all my labor wherein I labored under the sun, seeing that I must leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:18 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:18 Notes Submitted Online 2:18 ¶ Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:19 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:19 Notes Submitted Online 2:19 And who knoweth whether he will be a wise man or a fool? yet will he have rule over all my labor wherein I have labored, and wherein I have showed myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:19 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:19 Notes Submitted Online 2:19 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise [man] or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This [is] also vanity.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:20 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:20 Notes Submitted Online 2:20 Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor wherein I had labored under the sun.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:20 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:20 Notes Submitted Online 2:20 Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:21 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:21 Notes Submitted Online 2:21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, and with knowledge, and with skilfulness; yet to a man that hath not labored therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:21 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:21 Notes Submitted Online 2:21 For there is a man whose labour [is] in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it [for] his portion. This also [is] vanity and a great evil.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:22 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:22 Notes Submitted Online 2:22 For what hath a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboreth under the sun?

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:22 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:22 Notes Submitted Online 2:22 For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:23 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:23 Notes Submitted Online 2:23 For all his days are [but] sorrows, and his travail is grief; yea, even in the night his heart taketh no rest. This also is vanity.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:23 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:23 Notes Submitted Online 2:23 For all his days [are] sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:24 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:24 Notes Submitted Online 2:24 ¶ There is nothing better for a man [than] that he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it is from the hand of God.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:24 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:24 Notes Submitted Online 2:24 ¶ [There is] nothing better for a man, [than] that he should eat and drink, and [that] he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it [was] from the hand of God.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:25 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:25 Notes Submitted Online 2:25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I?

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:25 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:25 Notes Submitted Online 2:25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten [hereunto], more than I?

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:26 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:26 Notes Submitted Online 2:26 For to the man that pleaseth him [God] giveth wisdom, and knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that pleaseth God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Compare Meaning of Ecclesiastes 2:26 ASV KJV Cross References Strong's NumbersAdd My Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:26 Notes Submitted Online 2:26 For [God] giveth to a man that [is] good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to [him that is] good before God. This also [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

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