KJV ECC1 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO31.htm ECC2.htm
1:1 The words [H1697] of the Preacher [H6953] , the son [H1121] of David [H1732] , king [H4428] in Jerusalem [H3389] .
1:2 Vanity [H1892] of vanities [H1892] , saith [H559] the Preacher [H6953] , vanity [H1892] of vanities [H1892] ; all [is] vanity [H1892] .
1:3 What profit [H3504] hath a man [H120] of all his labour [H5999] which he taketh [H5998] under the sun [H8121] ?
1:4 [One] generation [H1755] passeth away [H1980] , and [another] generation [H1755] cometh [H935] [H935] : but the earth [H776] abideth [H5975] for ever [H5769] .
1:5 The sun [H8121] also ariseth [H2224] , and the sun [H8121] goeth down [H935] , and hasteth [H7602] to his place [H4725] where he arose [H2224] .(hasteth: Heb. panteth)
1:6 The wind [H7307] goeth [H1980] toward the south [H1864] , and turneth about [H5437] unto the north [H6828] ; it whirleth about continually [H1980] , and the wind [H7307] returneth again [H7725] according to his circuits [H5439] .
1:7 All the rivers [H5158] run [H1980] into the sea [H3220] ; yet the sea [H3220] [is] not full [H4392] ; unto the place [H4725] from whence the rivers [H5158] come [H1980] , thither they return [H7725] again [H3212] .(return: Heb. return to go)
1:8 All things [H1697] [are] full of labour [H3023] ; man [H376] cannot [H3201] utter [H1696] [it]: the eye [H5869] is not satisfied [H7646] with seeing [H7200] , nor the ear [H241] filled [H4390] with hearing [H8085] .
1:9 The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [H6213] [is] that which shall be done [H6213] : and [there is] no new [H2319] [thing] under the sun [H8121] .
1:10 Is there [H3426] [any] thing [H1697] whereof it may be said [H559] , See [H7200] , this [is] new [H2319] ? it hath been already [H3528] of old time [H5769] , which was before [H6440] us.
1:11 [There is] no remembrance [H2146] of former [H7223] [things]; neither shall there be [any] remembrance [H2146] of [things] that are to come [H314] with [those] that shall come after [H314] .
1:12 I the Preacher [H6953] was king [H4428] over Israel [H3478] in Jerusalem [H3389] .
1:13 And I gave [H5414] my heart [H3820] to seek [H1875] and search out [H8446] by wisdom [H2451] concerning all [things] that are done [H6213] under heaven [H8064] : this sore [H7451] travail [H6045] hath God [H430] given [H5414] to the sons [H1121] of man [H120] to be exercised [H6031] therewith.(to be: or, to afflict them)
1:14 I have seen [H7200] all the works [H4639] that are done [H6213] under the sun [H8121] ; and, behold, all [is] vanity [H1892] and vexation [H7469] of spirit [H7307] .
1:15 [That which is] crooked [H5791] cannot [H3201] be made straight [H8626] : and that which is wanting [H2642] cannot [H3201] be numbered [H4487] .(that which is wanting: Heb. defect)
1:16 I communed [H1696] with mine own heart [H3820] , saying [H559] , Lo, I am come to great estate [H1431] , and have gotten [H3254] more wisdom [H2451] than all [they] that have been before [H6440] me in Jerusalem [H3389] : yea, my heart [H3820] had great [H7235] experience [H7200] of wisdom [H2451] and knowledge [H1847] .(had: Heb. had seen much)
1:17 And I gave [H5414] my heart [H3820] to know [H3045] wisdom [H2451] , and to know [H3045] madness [H1947] and folly [H5531] : I perceived [H3045] that this [H1571] also is vexation [H7475] of spirit [H7307] .
1:18 For in much [H7230] wisdom [H2451] [is] much [H7230] grief [H3708] : and he that increaseth [H3254] knowledge [H1847] increaseth [H3254] sorrow [H4341] .