1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)

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.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:1 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:1 Comments and Study Notes 2:1 ¶ I said in my heart: I will go, and abound with delights, and enjoy good things. And I saw that this also was vanity.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:2 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:2 Comments and Study Notes 2:2 Laughter I counted error: and to mirth I said: Why art thou vainly deceived?

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:3 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:3 Comments and Study Notes 2:3 I thought in my heart, to withdraw my flesh from wine, that I might turn my mind to wisdom, and might avoid folly, till I might see what was profitable for the children of men: and what they ought to do under the sun, all the days of their life.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:4 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:4 Comments and Study Notes 2:4 I made me great works, I built me houses, and planted vineyards,

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:5 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:5 Comments and Study Notes 2:5 I made gardens, and orchards, and set them with trees of all kinds,

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:6 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:6 Comments and Study Notes 2:6 And I made me ponds of water, to water therewith the wood of the young trees,

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:7 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:7 Comments and Study Notes 2:7 I got me menservants, and maidservants, and had a great family: and herds of oxen, and great flocks of sheep, above all that were before me in Jerusalem:

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:8 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:8 Comments and Study Notes 2:8 I heaped together for myself silver and gold, and the wealth of kings, and provinces: I made me singing men, and singing women, and the delights of the sons of men, cups and vessels to serve to pour out wine:

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:9 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:9 Comments and Study Notes 2:9 And I surpassed in riches all that were before me in Jerusalem: my wisdom also remained with me.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:10 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:10 Comments and Study Notes 2:10 And whatsoever my eyes desired, I refused them not: and I withheld not my heart from enjoying every pleasure, and delighting itself in the things which I had prepared: and esteemed this my portion, to make use of my own labour.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:11 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:11 Comments and Study Notes 2:11 And when I turned myself to all the works which my hands had wrought, and to the labours wherein I had laboured in vain, I saw in all things vanity, and vexation of mind, and that nothing was lasting under the sun.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:12 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:12 Comments and Study Notes 2:12 ¶ I passed further to behold wisdom, and errors and folly, (What is man, said I that he can follow the King his maker?)

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:13 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:13 Comments and Study Notes 2:13 And I saw that wisdom excelled folly, as much as light differeth from darkness.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:14 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:14 Comments and Study Notes 2:14 The eyes of a wise man are in his head: the fool walketh in darkness: and I learned that they were to die both alike.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:15 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:15 Comments and Study Notes 2:15 And I said in my heart: If the death of the fool and mine shall be one, what doth it avail me, that I have applied myself more to the study of wisdom? And speaking with my own mind, I perceived that this also was vanity.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:16 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:16 Comments and Study Notes 2:16 For there shall be no remembrance of the wise no more than of the fool forever, and the times to come shall cover all things together with oblivion: the learned dieth in like manner as the unlearned.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:17 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:17 Comments and Study Notes 2:17 And therefore I was weary of my life, when I saw that all things under the sun are evil, and all vanity and vexation of spirit.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:18 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:18 Comments and Study Notes 2:18 ¶ Again I hated all my application wherewith I had earnestly laboured under the sun, being like to have an heir after me,

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:19 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:19 Comments and Study Notes 2:19 Whom I know not whether he will be a wise man or a fool, and he shall have rule over all my labours with which I have laboured and been solicitous: and is there anything so vain?

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:20 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:20 Comments and Study Notes 2:20 Wherefore I left off and my heart renounced labouring anymore under the sun.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:21 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:21 Comments and Study Notes 2:21 For when a man laboureth in wisdom, and knowledge, and carefulness, he leaveth what he hath gotten to an idle man: so this also is vanity, and a great evil.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:22 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:22 Comments and Study Notes 2:22 For what profit shall a man have of all his labour, and vexation of spirit, with which he hath been tormented under the sun?

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:23 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:23 Comments and Study Notes 2:23 All his days are full of sorrows and miseries, even in the night he doth not rest in mind: and is not this vanity?

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:24 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:24 Comments and Study Notes 2:24 ¶ Is it not better to eat and drink, and to shew his soul good things of his labours? and this is from the hand of God.

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:25 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:25 Comments and Study Notes 2:25 Who shall so feast and abound with delights as I?

Online Bible Translations Ecclesiastes 2:26 DR 1750 Douay Rheims BibleMultiple Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:26 Comments and Study Notes 2:26 God hath given to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he hath given vexation, and superfluous care, to heap up and to gather together, and to give it to him that hath pleased God: but this also is vanity, and a fruitless solicitude of the mind.

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