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2:1 I said [H559] in mine heart [H3820] , Go to now [H3212] , I will prove [H5254] thee with mirth [H8057] , therefore enjoy [H7200] pleasure [H2896] : and, behold, this also [is] vanity [H1892] .
2:2 I said [H559] of laughter [H7814] , [It is] mad [H1984] : and of mirth [H8057] , What [H2090] doeth [H6213] it?
2:3 I sought [H8446] in mine heart [H3820] to give [H4900] myself [H1320] unto wine [H3196] , yet acquainting [H5090] mine heart [H3820] with wisdom [H2451] ; and to lay hold [H270] on folly [H5531] , till I might see [H7200] what [was] that good [H2896] for the sons [H1121] of men [H120] , which they should do [H6213] under the heaven [H8064] all [H4557] the days [H3117] of their life [H2416] .(to give: Heb. to draw my flesh with wine)(all: Heb. the number of the days of their life)
2:4 I made me great [H1431] works [H4639] ; I builded [H1129] me houses [H1004] ; I planted [H5193] me vineyards [H3754] :
2:5 I made [H6213] me gardens [H1593] and orchards [H6508] , and I planted [H5193] trees [H6086] in them of all [kind of] fruits [H6529] :
2:6 I made [H6213] me pools [H1295] of water [H4325] , to water [H8248] therewith the wood [H3293] that bringeth forth [H6779] trees [H6086] :
2:7 I got [H7069] [me] servants [H5650] and maidens [H8198] , and had servants born [H1121] in my house [H1004] ; also I had great [H7235] possessions [H4735] of great [H1241] and small cattle [H6629] above all that were in Jerusalem [H3389] before [H6440] me:(servants born: Heb. sons of my house)
2:8 I gathered [H3664] me also silver [H3701] and gold [H2091] , and the peculiar treasure [H5459] of kings [H4428] and of the provinces [H4082] : I gat [H6213] me men singers [H7891] and women singers [H7891] , and the delights [H8588] of the sons [H1121] of men [H120] , [as] musical instruments [H7705] [H7705] , and that of all sorts.(musical: Heb. musical instrument and instruments)
2:9 So I was great [H1431] , and increased [H3254] more than all that were before [H6440] me in Jerusalem [H3389] : also my wisdom [H2451] remained [H5975] with me.
2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes [H5869] desired [H7592] I kept [H680] not from them, I withheld [H4513] not my heart [H3820] from any joy [H8057] ; for my heart [H3820] rejoiced [H8056] in all my labour [H5999] : and this was my portion [H2506] of all my labour [H5999] .
2:11 Then I looked [H6437] on all the works [H4639] that my hands [H3027] had wrought [H6213] , and on the labour [H5999] that I had laboured [H5998] to do [H6213] : and, behold, all [was] vanity [H1892] and vexation [H7469] of spirit [H7307] , and [there was] no profit [H3504] under the sun [H8121] .
2:12 And I turned [H6437] myself to behold [H7200] wisdom [H2451] , and madness [H1947] , and folly [H5531] : for what [can] the man [H120] [do] that cometh [H935] after [H310] the king [H4428] ? [even] that which hath been already [H3528] done [H6213] .(even: or, in those things which have been already done)
2:13 Then I saw [H7200] that [H3426] wisdom [H2451] excelleth [H3504] folly [H5531] , as far as light [H216] excelleth [H3504] darkness [H2822] .(that: Heb. that there is an excellency in wisdom more than in folly, etc)
2:14 The wise man's [H2450] eyes [H5869] [are] in his head [H7218] ; but the fool [H3684] walketh [H1980] in darkness [H2822] : and I myself perceived [H3045] also that one [H259] event [H4745] happeneth [H7136] to them all.
2:15 Then [H227] said [H559] I in my heart [H3820] , As it happeneth [H4745] to the fool [H3684] , so it happeneth [H7136] even to me [H1571] ; and why was I then more [H3148] wise [H2449] ? Then I said [H1696] in my heart [H3820] , that this also [is] vanity [H1892] .(happeneth even: Heb. happeneth to me, even to me)
2:16 For [there is] no remembrance [H2146] of the wise [H2450] more than [H5973] of the fool [H3684] for ever [H5769] ; seeing that which now [H3528] [is] in the days [H3117] to come [H935] shall all be forgotten [H7911] . And how dieth [H4191] the wise [H2450] [man]? as the fool [H3684] .
2:17 Therefore I hated [H8130] life [H2416] ; because the work [H4639] that is wrought [H6213] under the sun [H8121] [is] grievous [H7451] unto me: for all [is] vanity [H1892] and vexation [H7469] of spirit [H7307] .
2:18 Yea, I hated [H8130] all my labour [H5999] which I had taken [H6001] under the sun [H8121] : because I should leave [H3240] it unto the man [H120] that shall be after [H310] me.(taken: Heb. laboured)
2:19 And who knoweth [H3045] whether he shall be a wise [H2450] [man] or a fool [H5530] ? yet shall he have rule [H7980] over all my labour [H5999] wherein I have laboured [H5998] , and wherein I have shewed myself wise [H2449] under the sun [H8121] . This [is] also vanity [H1892] .
2:20 Therefore I went about [H5437] to cause [H2976] my heart [H3820] to despair [H2976] of all the labour [H5999] which I took [H5998] under the sun [H8121] .
2:21 For there is [H3426] a man [H120] whose labour [H5999] [is] in wisdom [H2451] , and in knowledge [H1847] , and in equity [H3788] ; yet to a man [H120] that hath not laboured [H5998] therein shall he leave [H5414] it [for] his portion [H2506] . This also [is] vanity [H1892] and a great [H7227] evil [H7451] .(leave: Heb. give)
2:22 For what hath [H1933] man [H120] of all his labour [H5999] , and of the vexation [H7475] of his heart [H3820] , wherein [H1931] he hath laboured [H6001] under the sun [H8121] ?
2:23 For all his days [H3117] [are] sorrows [H4341] , and his travail [H6045] grief [H3708] ; yea, his heart [H3820] taketh not rest [H7901] in the night [H3915] . This is also vanity [H1892] .
2:24 [There is] nothing better [H2896] for a man [H120] , [than] that he should eat [H398] and drink [H8354] , and [that] he should make his soul [H5315] enjoy [H7200] good [H2896] in his labour [H5999] . This [H2090] also I saw [H7200] , that it [was] from the hand [H3027] of God [H430] .(should make: or, delight his senses)
2:25 For who can eat [H398] , or who else can hasten [H2363] [hereunto], more [H2351] than I?
2:26 For [God] giveth [H5414] to a man [H120] that [is] good [H2896] in his sight [H6440] wisdom [H2451] , and knowledge [H1847] , and joy [H8057] : but to the sinner [H2398] he giveth [H5414] travail [H6045] , to gather [H622] and to heap up [H3664] , that he may give [H5414] to [him that is] good [H2896] before [H6440] God [H430] . This also [is] vanity [H1892] and vexation [H7469] of spirit [H7307] .(in his: Heb. before him)