I saidH559 in my heart,H3820 GoH3212 to now,H4994 I will proveH5254 you with mirth,H8057 therefore enjoyH7200 pleasure:H2896 and, behold,H2009 thisH1931 alsoH1571 is vanity.H1892
I saidH559 of laughter,H7814 It is mad:H1984 and of mirth,H8057 WhatH4100 doesH6213 it?
I soughtH8446 in my heartH3820 to giveH4900 myself to wine,H3196 yet acquaintingH5090 my heartH3820 with wisdom;H2451 and to lay holdH270 on folly,H5531 tillH5704 I might seeH7200 whatH335 was that goodH2896 for the sonsH1121 of men,H120 whichH834 they should doH6213 underH8478 the heavenH8064 allH4557 the daysH3117 of their life.H2416
I made me greatH1431 works;H4639 I builtH1129 me houses;H1004 I plantedH5193 me vineyards:H3754
I madeH6213 me gardensH1593 and orchards,H6508 and I plantedH5193 treesH6086 in them of allH3605 kind of fruits:H6529
I madeH6213 me poolsH1295 of water,H4325 to waterH8248 therewith the woodH3293 that bringsH6779 forthH6779 trees:H6086
I gotH7069 me servantsH5650 and maidens,H8198 and hadH1961 servants bornH1121 in my house;H1004 alsoH1571 I hadH1961 greatH7235 possessionsH4735 of greatH1241 and small cattleH4735 above allH3605 that were in JerusalemH3389 beforeH6440 me:
I gatheredH3664 me alsoH1571 silverH3701 and gold,H2091 and the peculiarH5459 treasure of kingsH4428 and of the provinces:H4082 I gotH6213 me men singersH7891 and women singers,H7891 and the delightsH8588 of the sonsH1121 of men,H120 as musicalH7705 instruments, and that of all sorts.
So I was great,H1431 and increasedH3254 more than allH3605 that were beforeH6440 me in Jerusalem:H3389 alsoH637 my wisdomH2451 remainedH5975 with me.
And whateverH3605 H834 my eyesH5869 desiredH7592 I keptH680 not from them, I withheldH4513 not my heartH3820 from anyH3605 joy;H8057 for my heartH3820 rejoicedH8055 in allH3605 my labor:H5999 and thisH2088 was my portionH2506 of allH3605 my labor.H5999
Then I lookedH6437 on allH3605 the worksH4639 that my handsH3027 had worked,H6213 and on the laborH5999 that I had laboredH5998 to do:H6213 and, behold,H2009 allH3605 was vanityH1892 and vexationH7469 of spirit,H7307 and there was noH369 profitH3504 underH8478 the sun.H8121
And I turnedH6437 myself to beholdH7200 wisdom,H2451 and madness,H1947 and folly:H5531 for whatH4100 can the manH120 do that comes afterH310 the king?H4428 evenH853 that whichH834 has been alreadyH3528 done.H6213
Then I sawH7200 that wisdomH2451 excelsH3504 folly,H5531 as far as lightH216 excelsH3504 darkness.H2822
The wiseH2450 man's eyesH5869 are in his head;H7218 but the foolH3684 walksH1980 in darkness:H2822 and I myselfH589 perceivedH3045 alsoH1571 that oneH259 eventH4745 happensH7136 to them all.H3605
Then saidH559 I in my heart,H3820 As it happensH4745 to the fool,H3684 so it happensH7136 evenH1571 to me; and whyH4100 was I thenH227 moreH3148 wise?H2449 Then I saidH1696 in my heart,H3820 that thisH2088 alsoH1571 is vanity.H1892
For there is noH369 remembranceH2146 of the wiseH2450 moreH5973 thanH5973 of the foolH3684 for ever;H5769 seeing that which nowH3528 is in the daysH3117 to comeH935 shall allH3605 be forgotten.H7911 And howH349 diesH4191 the wiseH2450 man? as the fool.H3684
Therefore I hatedH8130 life;H2416 becauseH3588 the workH4639 that is workedH6213 underH8478 the sunH8121 is grievousH7451 to me: for allH3605 is vanityH1892 and vexationH7469 of spirit.H7307
Yes, I hatedH8130 allH3605 my laborH5999 which I had takenH6001 underH8478 the sun:H8121 because I should leaveH5117 it to the manH120 that shall be afterH310 me.
And whoH4310 knowsH3045 whether he shall be a wiseH2450 man orH176 a fool?H5530 yet shall he have ruleH7980 over allH3605 my laborH5999 wherein I have labored,H5998 and wherein I have showed myself wiseH2449 underH8478 the sun.H8121 ThisH2088 is alsoH1571 vanity.H1892
Therefore I wentH5437 aboutH5437 to cause my heartH3820 to despairH2976 of allH3605 the laborH5999 which I took underH8478 the sun.H8121
For there is a manH120 whose laborH5999 is in wisdom,H2451 and in knowledge,H1847 and in equity;H3788 yet to a manH120 that has not laboredH5998 therein shall he leaveH5414 it for his portion.H2506 ThisH2088 alsoH1571 is vanityH1892 and a greatH7227 evil.H7451
For whatH4100 hasH1933 manH120 of allH3605 his labor,H5999 and of the vexationH7475 of his heart,H3820 wherein he has laboredH6001 underH8478 the sun?H8121
For allH3605 his daysH3117 are sorrows,H4341 and his travailH6045 grief;H3708 yes,H1571 his heartH3820 takes not rest in the night.H3915 ThisH2088 H1931 is alsoH1571 vanity.H1892
There is nothingH369 betterH2896 for a man,H120 than that he should eatH398 and drink,H8354 and that he should make his soulH5315 enjoyH7200 goodH2896 in his labor.H5999 ThisH2088 alsoH1571 I saw,H7200 that it was from the handH3027 of God.H430
For whoH4310 can eat,H398 or whoH4310 else can hastenH2363 hereunto, moreH2351 than I?
For God givesH5414 to a manH120 that is goodH2896 in his sightH6440 wisdom,H2451 and knowledge,H1847 and joy:H8057 but to the sinnerH2398 he givesH5414 travail,H6045 to gatherH622 and to heapH3664 up, that he may giveH5414 to him that is goodH2896 beforeH6440 God.H430 ThisH2088 alsoH1571 is vanityH1892 and vexationH7469 of spirit.H7307