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Ecclesiastes 2

I said
<0559> (8804)
in mine heart
<03820>_,
Go to now
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I will prove
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thee with mirth
<08057>_,
therefore enjoy
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pleasure
<02896>_:
and, behold, this also [is] vanity
<01892>_.
I said
<0559> (8804)
of laughter
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[It is] mad
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and of mirth
<08057>_,
What
<02090>
doeth
<06213> (8802)
it?
I sought
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in mine heart
<03820>
to give
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myself
<01320>
unto wine
<03196>_,
yet acquainting
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mine heart
<03820>
with wisdom
<02451>_;
and to lay hold
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on folly
<05531>_,
till I might see
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what [was] that good
<02896>
for the sons
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of men
<0120>_,
which they should do
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under the heaven
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all
<04557>
the days
<03117>
of their life
<02416>_.
{to give...: Heb. to draw my flesh with wine} {all...: Heb. the number of the days of their life}
I made me great
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works
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I builded
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me houses
<01004>_;
I planted
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me vineyards
<03754>_:
I made
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me gardens
<01593>
and orchards
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and I planted
<05193> (8804)
trees
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in them of all [kind of] fruits
<06529>_:
I made
<06213> (8804)
me pools
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of water
<04325>_,
to water
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therewith the wood
<03293>
that bringeth forth
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trees
<06086>_:
I got
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[me] servants
<05650>
and maidens
<08198>_,
and had servants born
<01121>
in my house
<01004>_;
also I had great
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possessions
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of great
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and small cattle
<06629>
above all that were in Jerusalem
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before
<06440>
me: {servants born...: Heb. sons of my house}
I gathered
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me also silver
<03701>
and gold
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and the peculiar treasure
<05459>
of kings
<04428>
and of the provinces
<04082>_:
I gat
<06213> (8804)
me men singers
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and women singers
<07891> (8802)_,
and the delights
<08588>
of the sons
<01121>
of men
<0120>_,
[as] musical instruments
<07705> <07705>_,
and that of all sorts. {musical...: Heb. musical instrument and instruments}
So I was great
<01431> (8804)_,
and increased
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more than all that were before
<06440>
me in Jerusalem
<03389>_:
also my wisdom
<02451>
remained
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with me.
And whatsoever mine eyes
<05869>
desired
<07592> (8804)
I kept
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not from them, I withheld
<04513> (8804)
not my heart
<03820>
from any joy
<08057>_;
for my heart
<03820>
rejoiced
<08056>
in all my labour
<05999>_:
and this was my portion
<02506>
of all my labour
<05999>_.
Then I looked
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on all the works
<04639>
that my hands
<03027>
had wrought
<06213> (8804)_,
and on the labour
<05999>
that I had laboured
<05998> (8804)
to do
<06213> (8800)_:
and, behold, all [was] vanity
<01892>
and vexation
<07469>
of spirit
<07307>_,
and [there was] no profit
<03504>
under the sun
<08121>_.
And I turned
<06437> (8804)
myself to behold
<07200> (8800)
wisdom
<02451>_,
and madness
<01947>_,
and folly
<05531>_:
for what [can] the man
<0120>
[do] that cometh
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after
<0310>
the king
<04428>_?
[even] that which hath been already
<03528>
done
<06213> (8804)_.
{even...: or, in those things which have been already done}
Then I saw
<07200> (8804)
that
<03426>
wisdom
<02451>
excelleth
<03504>
folly
<05531>_,
as far as light
<0216>
excelleth
<03504>
darkness
<02822>_.
{that...: Heb. that there is an excellency in wisdom more than in folly, etc}
The wise man's
<02450>
eyes
<05869>
[are] in his head
<07218>_;
but the fool
<03684>
walketh
<01980> (8802)
in darkness
<02822>_:
and I myself perceived
<03045> (8804)
also that one
<0259>
event
<04745>
happeneth
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to them all.
Then
<0227>
said
<0559> (8804)
I in my heart
<03820>_,
As it happeneth
<04745>
to the fool
<03684>_,
so it happeneth
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even to me
<01571>_;
and why was I then more
<03148>
wise
<02449> (8804)_?
Then I said
<01696> (8765)
in my heart
<03820>_,
that this also [is] vanity
<01892>_.
{happeneth even...: Heb. happeneth to me, even to me}
For [there is] no remembrance
<02146>
of the wise
<02450>
more than
<05973>
of the fool
<03684>
for ever
<05769>_;
seeing that which now
<03528>
[is] in the days
<03117>
to come
<0935> (8802)
shall all be forgotten
<07911> (8738)_.
And how dieth
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the wise
<02450>
[man]? as the fool
<03684>_.
Therefore I hated
<08130> (8804)
life
<02416>_;
because the work
<04639>
that is wrought
<06213> (8738)
under the sun
<08121>
[is] grievous
<07451>
unto me: for all [is] vanity
<01892>
and vexation
<07469>
of spirit
<07307>_.
Yea, I hated
<08130> (8804)
all my labour
<05999>
which I had taken
<06001>
under the sun
<08121>_:
because I should leave
<03240> (8686)
it unto the man
<0120>
that shall be after
<0310>
me. {taken: Heb. laboured}
And who knoweth
<03045> (8802)
whether he shall be a wise
<02450>
[man] or a fool
<05530>_?
yet shall he have rule
<07980> (8799)
over all my labour
<05999>
wherein I have laboured
<05998> (8804)_,
and wherein I have shewed myself wise
<02449> (8804)
under the sun
<08121>_.
This [is] also vanity
<01892>_.
Therefore I went about
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to cause
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my heart
<03820>
to despair
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of all the labour
<05999>
which I took
<05998> (8804)
under the sun
<08121>_.
For there is
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a man
<0120>
whose labour
<05999>
[is] in wisdom
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and in knowledge
<01847>_,
and in equity
<03788>_;
yet to a man
<0120>
that hath not laboured
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therein shall he leave
<05414> (8799)
it [for] his portion
<02506>_.
This also [is] vanity
<01892>
and a great
<07227>
evil
<07451>_.
{leave: Heb. give}
For what hath
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man
<0120>
of all his labour
<05999>_,
and of the vexation
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of his heart
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wherein
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he hath laboured
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under the sun
<08121>_?
For all his days
<03117>
[are] sorrows
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and his travail
<06045>
grief
<03708>_;
yea, his heart
<03820>
taketh not rest
<07901> (8804)
in the night
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This is also vanity
<01892>_.
[There is] nothing better
<02896>
for a man
<0120>_,
[than] that he should eat
<0398> (8799)
and drink
<08354> (8804)_,
and [that] he should make his soul
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enjoy
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good
<02896>
in his labour
<05999>_.
This
<02090>
also I saw
<07200> (8804)_,
that it [was] from the hand
<03027>
of God
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{should make...: or, delight his senses}
For who can eat
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or who else can hasten
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[hereunto], more
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than I?
For [God] giveth
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to a man
<0120>
that [is] good
<02896>
in his sight
<06440>
wisdom
<02451>_,
and knowledge
<01847>_,
and joy
<08057>_:
but to the sinner
<02398> (8802)
he giveth
<05414> (8804)
travail
<06045>_,
to gather
<0622> (8800)
and to heap up
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that he may give
<05414> (8800)
to [him that is] good
<02896>
before
<06440>
God
<0430>_.
This also [is] vanity
<01892>
and vexation
<07469>
of spirit
<07307>_.
{in his...: Heb. before him}


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