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Ecclesiastes 2:1
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I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
NASB
I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.
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Ecclesiastes 2:2
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I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
NASB
I said of laughter, "It is madness," and of pleasure, "What does it accomplish?"
Ecclesiastes 2:3
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I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
NASB
I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly, until I could see what good there is for the sons of men to do under heaven the few years of their lives.
Ecclesiastes 2:4
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I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:
NASB
I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself;
Ecclesiastes 2:5
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I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:
NASB
I made gardens and parks for myself and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees;
Ecclesiastes 2:6
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I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:
NASB
I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing trees.
Ecclesiastes 2:7
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I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
NASB
I bought male and female slaves and I had homeborn slaves Also I possessed flocks and herds larger than all who preceded me in Jerusalem.
Ecclesiastes 2:8
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I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
NASB
Also, I collected for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces I provided for myself male and female singers and the pleasures of men--many concubines.
Ecclesiastes 2:9
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So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
NASB
Then I became great and increased more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also stood by me.
Ecclesiastes 2:10
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And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
NASB
All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor.
Ecclesiastes 2:11
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Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
NASB
Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2:12
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And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.
NASB
So I turned to consider wisdom, madness and folly; for what will the man do who will come after the king except what has already been done?
Ecclesiastes 2:13
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Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
NASB
And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.
Ecclesiastes 2:14
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The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
NASB
The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness And yet I know that one fate befalls them both.
Ecclesiastes 2:15
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KJV
Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
NASB
Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 2:16
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For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.
NASB
For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten And how the wise man and the fool alike die!
Ecclesiastes 2:17
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KJV
Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
NASB
So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:18
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KJV
Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
NASB
Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.
Ecclesiastes 2:19
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KJV
And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
NASB
And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun This too is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:20
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KJV
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
NASB
Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2:21
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KJV
For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
NASB
When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.
Ecclesiastes 2:22
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KJV
For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
NASB
For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 2:23
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KJV
For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
NASB
Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:24
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There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
NASB
There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.
Ecclesiastes 2:25
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For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?
NASB
For who can eat and who can have enjoyment without Him?
Ecclesiastes 2:26
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KJV
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
NASB
For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight This too is vanity and striving after wind.

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