1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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 Verse Ecclesiastes 2:1 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:1 Bible Study Notes 2:1 ¶ I said in my heart, 'Pray, come, I try thee with mirth, and look thou on gladness;' and lo, even it [is] vanity.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:2 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:2 Bible Study Notes 2:2 Of laughter I said, 'Foolish!' and of mirth, 'What [is] this it is doing?'

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:3 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:3 Bible Study Notes 2:3 I have sought in my heart to draw out with wine my appetite, (and my heart leading in wisdom), and to take hold on folly till that I see where [is] this—the good to the sons of man of that which they do under the heavens, the number of the days of their lives.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:4 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:4 Bible Study Notes 2:4 I made great my works, I builded for me houses, I planted for me vineyards.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:5 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:5 Bible Study Notes 2:5 I made for me gardens and paradises, and I planted in them trees of every fruit.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:6 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:6 Bible Study Notes 2:6 I made for me pools of water, to water from them a forest shooting forth trees.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:7 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:7 Bible Study Notes 2:7 I got men-servants, and maid-servants, and sons of the house were to me; also, I had much substance—herd and flock—above all who had been before me in Jerusalem.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:8 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:8 Bible Study Notes 2:8 I gathered for me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces. I prepared for me men-singers and women-singers, and the luxuries of the sons of man—a wife and wives.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:9 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:9 Bible Study Notes 2:9 And I became great, and increased above every one who had been before me in Jerusalem; also, my wisdom stood with me.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:10 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:10 Bible Study Notes 2:10 And all that mine eyes asked I kept not back from them; I withheld not my heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced because of all my labour, and this hath been my portion, from all my labour,

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:11 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:11 Bible Study Notes 2:11 and I have looked on all my works that my hands have done, and on the labour that I have laboured to do, and lo, the whole [is] vanity and vexation of spirit, and there is no advantage under the sun!

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:12 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:12 Bible Study Notes 2:12 ¶ And I turned to see wisdom, and madness, and folly, but what [is] the man who cometh after the king? that which [is] already—they have done it!

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:13 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:13 Bible Study Notes 2:13 And I saw that there is an advantage to wisdom above folly, like the advantage of the light above the darkness.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:14 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:14 Bible Study Notes 2:14 The wise!—his eyes [are] in his head, and the fool in darkness is walking, and I also knew that one event happeneth with them all;

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:15 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:15 Bible Study Notes 2:15 and I said in my heart, 'As it happeneth with the fool, it happeneth also with me, and why am I then more wise?' And I spake in my heart, that also this [is] vanity:

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:16 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:16 Bible Study Notes 2:16 That there is no remembrance to the wise—with the fool—to the age, for that which [is] already, [in] the days that are coming is all forgotten, and how dieth the wise? with the fool!

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:17 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:17 Bible Study Notes 2:17 And I have hated life, for sad to me [is] the work that hath been done under the sun, for the whole [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:18 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:18 Bible Study Notes 2:18 ¶ And I have hated all my labour that I labour at under the sun, because I leave it to a man who is after me.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:19 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:19 Bible Study Notes 2:19 And who knoweth whether he is wise or foolish? yet he doth rule over all my labour that I have laboured at, and that I have done wisely under the sun! this also [is] vanity.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:20 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:20 Bible Study Notes 2:20 And I turned round to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labour that I laboured at under the sun.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:21 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:21 Bible Study Notes 2:21 For there is a man whose labour [is] in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity, and to a man who hath not laboured therein he giveth it—his portion! Even this [is] vanity and a great evil.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:22 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:22 Bible Study Notes 2:22 For what hath been to a man by all his labour, and by the thought of his heart that he laboured at under the sun?

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:23 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:23 Bible Study Notes 2:23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail sadness; even at night his heart hath not lain down; this also [is] vanity.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:24 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:24 Bible Study Notes 2:24 ¶ There is nothing good in a man who eateth, and hath drunk, and hath shewn his soul good in his labour. This also I have seen that it [is] from the hand of God.

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:25 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:25 Bible Study Notes 2:25 For who eateth and who hasteth out more than I?

Online Bible Verse Ecclesiastes 2:26 YLT 1898 Young's Literal TranslationRead Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:26 Bible Study Notes 2:26 For to a man who [is] good before Him, He hath given wisdom, and knowledge, and joy; and to a sinner He hath given travail, to gather and to heap up, to give to the good before God. Even this [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

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