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1901 American Standard Version (ASV)

Ecclesiastes 2

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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:1 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:1 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:2 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:2 Research Posted Online 2:2 I said of laughter, It is mad; and of mirth, What doeth it?

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:3 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:3 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:4 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:4 Research Posted Online 2:4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:5 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:5 Research Posted Online 2:5 I made me gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit;

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:6 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:6 Research Posted Online 2:6 I made me pools of water, to water therefrom the forest where trees were reared;

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:7 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:7 Research Posted 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;

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:8 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:8 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:9 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:9 Research Posted Online 2:9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:10 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:10 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:11 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:11 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:12 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:12 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:13 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:13 Research Posted Online 2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:14 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:14 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:15 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:15 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:16 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:16 Research Posted 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!

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:17 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:17 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:18 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:18 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:19 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:19 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:20 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:20 Research Posted Online 2:20 Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor wherein I had labored under the sun.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:21 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:21 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:22 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:22 Research Posted 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?

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:23 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:23 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:24 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:24 Research Posted 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:25 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:25 Research Posted Online 2:25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I?

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 2:26 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:26 Research Posted 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.

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