And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I … (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Pleasures Are Meaningless2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. And what does pleasure accomplish?” (P)13 I saw that wisdom(Q) is better than folly,(R)    just as light is better than darkness.14 The wise have eyes in their heads,    while the fool walks in the darkness;but I came to realize    that the same fate overtakes them both. Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 NIV I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. (Z) Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. 2 "Laughter," (b) I said, "is … What then do I gain by being wise?”(T)I said to myself,    “This too is meaningless.”16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;(U)    the days have already come when both have been forgotten. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. Ecclesiastes 2:2 New International Version (NIV) 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. Ecclesiastes 4 New International Version (NIV) Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness. 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure(A) to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. “Utterly meaningless! 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out … And what does pleasure accomplish?" Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 NIV. the days have already come when both have been forgotten. Ecclesiastes 2. Ecclesiastes. 4 Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter. Everything is meaningless.” 3 What do people gain from all their labors. But that also proved to be meaningless. 10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true(11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails —given by one shepherd. This too is meaningless. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). Pleasures Are Meaningless 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure(A)to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless.2 “Laughter,”(B)I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 2. at which they toil under the sun? ‘Laughter,’ I … Ecclesiastes 10:2-3 NIV The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 2:3 New International Version (NIV) 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. (AG) 26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom,(AH) knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth(AI) to hand it over to the one who pleases God. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Ecclesiastes 2:23 23 All their days their work is grief and pain; x even at night their minds do not rest. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. Pleasures Are Meaningless. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem [fn] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. Pleasures Are Meaningless. (P)13 I saw that wisdom(Q) is better than folly,(R)    just as light is better than darkness.14 The wise have eyes in their heads,    while the fool walks in the darkness;but I came to realize    that the same fate overtakes them both. 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure(A) to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. NIV: Ecclesiastes 2. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before me. Pleasures Are Meaningless. Ecclesiastes 2 Pleasures Are Meaningless 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired;    I refused my heart no pleasure.My heart took delight in all my labor,    and this was the reward for all my toil.11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done    and what I had toiled to achieve,everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;(M)    nothing was gained under the sun. y This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 1:11 No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them. 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. Everything Is Meaningless. 2 "Laughter," I said, "is madness. What then do I gain by being wise?”(T)I said to myself,    “This too is meaningless.”16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;(U)    the days have already come when both have been forgotten. 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. 2 1 I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. New International Version (NIV) 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Pleasures Are Meaningless. Ecclesiastes 2:16 New International Version (NIV) 16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered; the days have already come when both have been forgotten. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. (AJ) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. v Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. NIV 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Pleasures Are Meaningless2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. New International Version. Ecclesiastes 2:14 The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly-my mind still guiding me with wisdom. NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture Retail: $54.99 Our Price: $32.99 Save: $22.00 (40%) Buy Now He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. (X) 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Ecclesiastes 2 New International Version Pleasures Are Meaningless 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. Ecclesiastes 2: I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. This too is meaningless. I applied my mind … The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 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New International Version Ecclesiastes 2. 21 For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. Meaningless!” says the Teacher. New International Version. 4 … 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. (O)What more can the king’s successor do    than what has already been done? “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. But that also proved to be meaningless. (Z) Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. Font Size. Cancel. (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. Ecclesiastes 7:12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it. u 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? 2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, … Ecclesiastes 7:11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. u 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. And what does pleasure accomplish?” New International Version (NIV) I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that … (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Ecclesiastes 2:18–23 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Ecclesiastes 1. All rights reserved worldwide. New International Version. (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? 1 The words of the Teacher, 1:1 Or the leader of the assembly; also in verses 2 and 12 son of David, king in Jerusalem: 2 “Meaningless! All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. All rights reserved worldwide. Jump to Previous 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. Ecclesiastes 1:1-18. 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. The Conclusion of the Matter. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. But that also proved to be meaningless. (AG) 26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom,(AH) knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth(AI) to hand it over to the one who pleases God. Welcome to the Listen & Read-Along Bible Series. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Ecclesiastes 2:15 Then said I in my heart, As it happens to the fool, so it happens even to me; and why was I then more wise? 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also … New International Version Update. ver 24-25; S Jdg 9:13; Ru 3:3; Ecc 3:12-13; 5:18; 8:15, S Job 2:10; Ecc 3:12-13; 5:17-19; 7:14; 9:7-10; 11:7-10, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version. NIV 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Ecc 2:8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(G) who were born in my house. Version. MSG. 21 For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. said. Read more Share Copy 8 I amassed silver and gold(H) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. New International Version (NIV). 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. I wanted to see what was good for … And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. NIV: New International Version . Ecclesiastes 2:11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. Ecclesiastes 2 1 I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." Cebuano | Ang Pulong Sa Dios (APSD-CEB) Čeština | Slovo na cestu (SNC) Dansk | Bibelen på hverdagsdansk (BPH) Deutsch | Hoffnung für Alle (HOF) English | Amplified Bible (AMP) English | King James Version (KJV) English | New American Standard Bible (NASB) English | New International Reader's Version (NIRV) English | New International Version … 9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. Bible Language … v Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. And what does pleasure accomplish?” NIV 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. the days have already come when both have been forgotten. Wisdom Is Meaningless. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that … 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV. Ecclesiastes 10:10 Ecclesiastes 2:18–23 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. (AC) This too is meaningless. Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are. But that also proved to be meaningless. Ecc 2:8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 2:15 Pleasures Are Meaningless. Pleasures are meaningless - I said to myself, ‘Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.’ But that also proved to be meaningless. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). 10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired;    I refused my heart no pleasure.My heart took delight in all my labor,    and this was the reward for all my toil.11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done    and what I had toiled to achieve,everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;(M)    nothing was gained under the sun. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. This video is meant to offer the Word of God as a 2-in-1 media format; both for your listening pleasure and reading as well. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem [fn] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Ecclesiastes 2. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. New International Version. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. New International Version (NIV). Ecclesiastes 2. Ecclesiastes 3 Pleasures Are Meaningless 1 I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure (a) to find out what is good." (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. 2. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Pleasures Are Meaningless. 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. Ecclesiastes 2. (AJ) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 2 Pleasures Are Meaningless 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. 8 I amassed silver and gold(H) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. But that also proved to be meaningless. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? Ecclesiastes 2:1-26. Ecclesiastes 2:18–24 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Then I said in my heart... Ecclesiastes 1:16,17 I communed with my own heart, saying, See, I am come to great estate.... Ecclesiastes 3:17,18 I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose … (AC) This too is meaningless. New International Version (NIV) Bible Book List. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. I … Ecclesiastes 2:26 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ecclesiastes 2:26, NIV: "To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind." Ecclesiastes 5:18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink... Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of the life of your vanity, which he has given you under the sun... Psalm 128:2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you. Ecclesiastes 2:1-8 NIV I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. 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