Ecclesiastes 2

  1 H559 [H8804] I said H3820 in my heart, H3212 [H8798] Come now, H5254 [H8762] I will test H8057 thee with mirth, H7200 [H8798] therefore see H2896 pleasure: H1892 and, behold, this also is vanity.
  2 H559 [H8804] I said H7814 of laughter, H1984 [H8781] It is mad: H8057 and of mirth, H2090 What H6213 [H8802] doeth it?
  3 H8446 [H8804] I sought H3820 in my heart H4900 [H8800] to give H1320 myself H3196 to wine, H5090 [H8802] yet acquainting H3820 my heart H2451 with wisdom; H270 [H8800] and to lay hold H5531 on folly, H7200 [H8799] till I might see H2896 what was that good H1121 for the sons H120 of men, H6213 [H8799] which they should do H8064 under the heaven H4557 all H3117 the days H2416 of their life.
  4 H1431 [H8689] I made for myself great H4639 works; H1129 [H8804] I built H1004 houses; H5193 [H8804] I planted H3754 vineyards:
  5 H6213 [H8804] I made H1593 me gardens H6508 and orchards, H5193 [H8804] and I planted H6086 trees H6529 in them of all kind of fruits:
  6 H6213 [H8804] I made H1295 me pools H4325 of water, H8248 [H8687] to water H3293 with them the wood H6779 [H8802] that bringeth forth H6086 trees:
  7 H7069 [H8804] I procured H5650 me male H8198 and female servants, H1121 and had servants born H1004 in my house; H7235 [H8687] also I had great H4735 possessions H1241 of herds H6629 and flocks H3389 above all that were in Jerusalem H6440 at the face of me:
  8 H3664 [H8804] I gathered H3701 me also silver H2091 and gold, H5459 and the special treasure H4428 of kings H4082 and of the provinces: H6213 [H8804] I procured H7891 [H8802] me male H7891 [H8802] and female singers, H8588 and the delights H1121 of the sons H120 of men, H7705 as musical instruments, and of all sorts.
  9 H1431 [H8804] So I was great, H3254 [H8689] and increased H6440 more than all that were at the face of H3389 me in Jerusalem: H2451 also my wisdom H5975 [H8804] remained with me.
  10 H5869 And whatever my eyes H7592 [H8804] desired H680 [H8804] I kept H4513 [H8804] not from them, I withheld H3820 not my heart H8057 from any joy; H3820 for my heart H8056 rejoiced H5999 in all my labour: H2506 and this was my portion H5999 of all my labour.
  11 H6437 [H8804] Then I looked H4639 on all the works H3027 that my hands H6213 [H8804] had wrought, H5999 and on the labour H5998 [H8804] that I had laboured H6213 [H8800] to do: H1892 and, behold, all was vanity H7469 and vexation H7307 of spirit, H3504 and there was no profit H8121 under the sun.
  12 H6437 [H8804] And I turned H7200 [H8800] myself to see H2451 wisdom, H1947 and madness, H5531 and folly: H120 for what can the man H935 [H8799] do that cometh H310 after H4428 the king? H3528 even that which hath been already H6213 [H8804] done.
  13 H7200 [H8804] Then I saw H3426 that H2451 wisdom H3504 excelleth H5531 folly, H216 as far as light H3504 excelleth H2822 darkness.
  14 H2450 The wise man's H5869 eyes H7218 are in his head; H3684 but the fool H1980 [H8802] walketh H2822 in darkness: H3045 [H8804] and I myself perceived H259 also that one H4745 event H7136 [H8799] happeneth to them all.
  15 H227 Then H559 [H8804] said H3820 I in my heart, H4745 As it happeneth H3684 to the fool, H7136 [H8799] so it happeneth H1571 even to me; H3148 and why was I then more H2449 [H8804] wise? H1696 [H8765] Then I said H3820 in my heart, H1892 that this also is vanity.
  16 H2146 For there is no remembrance H2450 of the wise H5973 more than H3684 of the fool H5769 to the age; H3528 seeing that which now H3117 is in the days H935 [H8802] to come H7911 [H8738] shall all be forgotten. H4191 [H8799] And how dieth H2450 the wise H3684 man? as the fool.
  17 H8130 [H8804] Therefore I hated H2416 life; H4639 because the work H6213 [H8738] that is wrought H8121 under the sun H7451 is grievous H1892 to me: for all is vanity H7469 and vexation H7307 of spirit.
  18 H8130 [H8804] Yea, I hated H5999 all my labour H6001 which I had taken H8121 under the sun: H3240 [H8686] because I should leave H120 it to the man H310 that shall be after me.
  19 H3045 [H8802] And who knoweth H2450 whether he shall be a wise H5530 man or a fool? H7980 [H8799] yet shall he have rule H5999 over all my labour H5998 [H8804] in which I have laboured, H2449 [H8804] and in which I have showed myself wise H8121 under the sun. H1892 This is also vanity.
  20 H5437 [H8804] Therefore I went about H2976 0 to cause H3820 my heart H2976 [H8763] to despair H5999 of all the labour H5998 [H8804] which I took H8121 under the sun.
  21 H3426 For there is H120 a man H5999 whose labour H2451 is in wisdom, H1847 and in knowledge, H3788 and in equity; H120 yet to a man H5998 [H8804] that hath not laboured H5414 [H8799] in it shall he give H2506 it for his portion. H1892 This also is vanity H7227 and a great H7451 evil.
  22 H1933 [H8802] For what hath H120 man H5999 of all his labour, H7475 and of the vexation H3820 of his heart, H1931 in which H6001 he hath laboured H8121 under the sun?
  23 H3117 For all his days H4341 are sorrows, H6045 and his labour H3708 vexation; H3820 yea, his heart H7901 [H8804] taketh not rest H3915 in the night. H1892 This is also vanity.
  24 H2896 There is nothing better H120 for a man, H398 [H8799] than that he should eat H8354 [H8804] and drink, H5315 and that he should make his breath H7200 [H8689] see H2896 good H5999 in his labour. H2090 This H7200 [H8804] also I saw, H3027 that it was from the hand H430 of God.
  25 H398 [H8799] For who can eat, H2363 [H8799] or who else can hasten H2351 to it, more than I?
  26 H5414 [H8804] For God giveth H120 to a man H2896 who is good H6440 in his sight H2451 wisdom, H1847 and knowledge, H8057 and joy: H2398 [H8802] but to the sinner H5414 [H8804] he giveth H6045 employment, H622 [H8800] to gather H3664 [H8800] and to store up H5414 [H8800] wealth, that he may give H2896 to him that is good H6440 at the face of H430 God. H1892 This also is vanity H7469 and vexation H7307 of spirit.