And what does pleasure accomplish?” NIV 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. (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. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 2:2 New International Version (NIV) 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. NIV: Ecclesiastes 2. 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly-my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Ecclesiastes 1:1-18. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before 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 … 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 2:15 (AJ) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. I … (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. 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." 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. (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 2:1-26. 2. And what does pleasure accomplish?”3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C)and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Pleasures Are Meaningless. u 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? New International Version (NIV) Bible Book List. Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are. But that also proved to be meaningless. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. Ecclesiastes 2: I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. This too is meaningless. (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. But that also proved to be meaningless. Version. (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? the days have already come when both have been forgotten. I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. (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 2:11 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. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. And what does pleasure accomplish?” I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. New International Version. 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 1. 8 I amassed silver and gold(H) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. (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. 4 … All rights reserved worldwide. Ecclesiastes 2. 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. Everything Is Meaningless. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 10:10 Ecc 2:8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. 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. 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 New International Version (NIV). 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 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. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also … 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that … 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. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(G) who were born in my house. NIV: New International Version . The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. (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. 2 1 I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 NIV. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem [fn] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. Ecclesiastes 2 1 I thought in my heart, "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(A) to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. 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, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, 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, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print. ‘Laughter,’ I … 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 2:14 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 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. 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. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. (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. 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. Ecclesiastes 2. (AC) This too is meaningless. 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 … Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. (O)What more can the king’s successor do    than what has already been done? Ecclesiastes 2:3 New International Version (NIV) 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Ecc 2:8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. said. (AC) This too is meaningless. Pleasures Are Meaningless. Meaningless!” says the Teacher. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before me. New International Version (NIV) Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV. (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? 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. New International Version Ecclesiastes 2. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. (O)What more can the king’s successor do    than what has already been done? the days have already come when both have been forgotten. 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. Bible Language … 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. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness - 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. 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. 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. “Utterly meaningless! 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. New International Version. 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. 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. 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. And what does pleasure accomplish?” New International Version (NIV) And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Ecclesiastes. But that also proved to be meaningless. 2 "Laughter," I said, "is madness. 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. 9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. Everything is meaningless.” 3 What do people gain from all their labors. This too is meaningless. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Pleasures Are Meaningless. MSG. 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. But that also proved to be meaningless. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out … Ecclesiastes 1:11 No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them. 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. everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. NIV 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? Pleasures Are Meaningless. 2 "Laughter," (b) I said, "is … Jump to Previous Ecclesiastes 4 New International Version (NIV) Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness. Font Size. (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. Pleasures Are Meaningless. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. Pleasures Are Meaningless. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. But that also proved to be meaningless. Cancel. 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. (V)Like the fool, the wise too must die!(W). Ecclesiastes 7:11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. 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. 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. (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? New International Version. at which they toil under the sun? 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. New International Version (NIV). And what does pleasure accomplish?" 2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, … 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. y This too is meaningless. 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! Ecclesiastes 2:23 23 All their days their work is grief and pain; x even at night their minds do not rest. 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. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. u 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Read more Share Copy 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? And what does pleasure accomplish?” Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive. I applied my mind … (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. Ecclesiastes 2. New International Version. I … 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Pleasures Are Meaningless. 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. Ecclesiastes 10:2-3 NIV The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. u 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. Ecclesiastes 2. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem [fn] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 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. 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. 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. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Ecclesiastes 2 1 I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Ecclesiastes 2. New International Version. The Conclusion of the Matter. New International Version Update. 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. 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. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. I wanted to see what was good for … 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. 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. I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that … (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Welcome to the Listen & Read-Along Bible Series. 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 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. (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 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. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. 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. (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. 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. 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. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(G) who were born in my house. 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. Ecclesiastes 2:1-26. 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. Wisdom Is Meaningless. 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. 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