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Ecclesiastes 8:16


When I tried 1  to gain 2  wisdom and to observe the activity 3  on earth – even though it prevents anyone from sleeping day or night 4 


Ge 31:40; Ps 127:2; Ec 2:23; Ec 4:8; Ec 5:12; Ec 7:25; Ec 8:9

NET © Notes

tn Heb “I applied my heart.”

tn Heb “to know.”

tn Heb “and to see the business which is done.”

tn Heb “for no one sees sleep with their eyes either day or night.” The construction גַםכִּי (kigam) expresses a concessive sense: “even though” (e.g., Ps 23:4; Prov 22:6; Eccl 4:14; Isa 1:15; Lam 3:8; Hos 8:10; 9:16); cf. HALOT 196 s.v. גַּם 9; BDB 169 s.v. גַּם 6; 473 s.v. כִּי 2.c.

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