2 I said of laughter--"Madness! 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. Ecclesiastes 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV) Strong's. to draw my flesh with … Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly … 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. at which he toils under the sun? 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? 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. 6:17]. Ecclesiastes 2. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. 3:12, 13, 22; Is. (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. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? 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. ; some Heb. 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. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. 2 c Vanity 2 of vanities, says a the Preacher, c vanity of vanities! 301 Moved Permanently. 1 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy … 2 I said of laughter—“Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 3 # Eccl. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. King James Version (KJV) Bible Book List. This also is vanity. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil. Red Letter. (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. 5 I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. New King James Version (NKJV). 14:13; (Eccl. For all his days are sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. 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. Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this … (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. 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. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. 2 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; [] therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. 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! 7:4; 8:15) mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, # Eccl. This also is vanity. 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. Ecclesiastes 2:1-26—Navigate by chapter and verse in the King James Version of the Bible. (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. 9 (I)So I became great and [f]excelled (J)more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. 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. Listen to the Bible. Ecclesiastes 2:18–24 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. mss., LXX, Syr. 20 Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:2 Context. 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. 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. 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. This also is vanity. 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, … 23 For all his days are (U)sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. (O)What more can the king’s successor do    than what has already been done? Verse. 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. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. 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. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. "; and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?" Ecclesiastes All Is Vanity. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2 New King James Version (NKJV) The Vanity of Pleasure. 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. everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before me. ; some Heb. All rights reserved worldwide. 8 (H)I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the special treasures of kings and of the provinces. 5 I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 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! Yes, I had greater possessions of herds and flocks than all who were in Jerusalem before me. Yet I myself perceived That the same event happens to them all. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure. All rights reserved. 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. This also is vanity and a great evil. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? 1:2 this also was vanity. Better to go to the house of mourning. 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. "; and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?" NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 6 I made myself water pools from which to [c]water the growing trees of the grove. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 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. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. 56:12; Luke 12:19; 1 Cor. 56:12; Luke 12:19; 1 Cor. 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. There was no profit under the sun. 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. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 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? the days have already come when both have been forgotten. 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. 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. Ecclesiastes 2 The Vanity of Self-Indulgence. NKJV 1 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, this also was vanity. (AC) This too is meaningless. So with MT, Tg., Vg. 25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, [i]more than I? Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, an Bible > NKJV > Ecclesiastes 2 Ecclesiastes 2 New King James Version: Par The Vanity of Pleasure. So with MT, Tg., Vg. 4 I made my works great, I built myself (G)houses, and planted myself vineyards. (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. 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. 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. 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. Bible > NKJV > Ecclesiastes 9 Ecclesiastes 9 New King James Version: Par Death Comes to All. 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. 2 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; [] therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. Verse. 1 The words of a the Preacher, 1 the son of David, b king in Jerusalem. Powered by Tengine (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. 1 I said # Luke 12:19 in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with # Prov. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The wise man's eyes are in his head, But the fool walks in darkness. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). 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