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 Ecclesiastes 2:17 - 23
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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of Ecclesiastes
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2:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So I hated R49 life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous F28 to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 2:17
BCC -> Commentary on 2:17
GEB -> Study Notes on 2:17
GSB -> Study Notes on 2:17
JFB -> Commentary on 2:17
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 2:17
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 2:17
TSK -> Entry for 2:17
WEN -> Notes on 2:17
NTB -> Death; Industry; Life; Murmuring; Wisdom
TCR -> Hope-Despair; Life-Death; Life; Weariness of Life
TTT -> Life, Natural
BED -> Ecclesiastes, Theology of; Vanity
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of
EDL -> Devotional using 2:17


2:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Thus I hated all R50 the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave R51 it to the man who will come after me.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 2:18
BCC -> Commentary on 2:18
GEB -> Study Notes on 2:18
GSB -> Study Notes on 2:18
JFB -> Commentary on 2:18
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 2:18
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 2:18
TSK -> Entry for 2:18
WEN -> Notes on 2:18
NTB -> Death; Heir; Industry; Inheritance; Murmuring; Wisdom
TCR -> Content-Discontent; Dissatisfaction; Heirs; Poverty-Riches; Riches, Earthly
BED -> Ecclesiastes, Theology of
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of
EDL -> Devotional using 2:18


2:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a R52 fool? Yet he will have control F29 over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun. This too is vanity. R53
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 2:19
BCC -> Commentary on 2:19
GEB -> Study Notes on 2:19
GSB -> Study Notes on 2:19
JFB -> Commentary on 2:19
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 2:19
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 2:19
TSK -> Entry for 2:19
WEN -> Notes on 2:19
NTB -> Heir; Industry; Inheritance; Wisdom
BED -> Know, Knowledge
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of
EDL -> Devotional using 2:19


2:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Therefore I completely F30 despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 2:20
BCC -> Commentary on 2:20
GEB -> Study Notes on 2:20
GSB -> Study Notes on 2:20
JFB -> Commentary on 2:20
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 2:20
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 2:20
TSK -> Entry for 2:20
WEN -> Notes on 2:20
NTB -> Industry; Wisdom
TCR -> Business Life; Business; Cares, Business; Care
BED -> Ecclesiastes, Theology of
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of; Heart
EDL -> Devotional using 2:20


2:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, R54 then he gives R55 his legacy F31 to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 2:21
BCC -> Commentary on 2:21
GEB -> Study Notes on 2:21
GSB -> Study Notes on 2:21
JFB -> Commentary on 2:21
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 2:21
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 2:21
TSK -> Entry for 2:21
WEN -> Notes on 2:21
NTB -> Industry; Property; Vanity; Wisdom
TTT -> Vanity
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of
EDL -> Devotional using 2:21


2:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For what does a man get in all R56 his labor and in his F32 striving with which he labors under the sun?
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 2:22
BCC -> Commentary on 2:22
GEB -> Study Notes on 2:22
GSB -> Study Notes on 2:22
JFB -> Commentary on 2:22
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 2:22
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 2:22
TSK -> Entry for 2:22
WEN -> Notes on 2:22
NTB -> Afflictions And Adversities; Industry; Wisdom
TTT -> Man
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of
EDL -> Devotional using 2:22


2:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; R57 even at night his mind F33 does R58 not rest. This too is vanity.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 2:23
BCC -> Commentary on 2:23
GEB -> Study Notes on 2:23
GSB -> Study Notes on 2:23
JFB -> Commentary on 2:23
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 2:23
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 2:23
TSK -> Entry for 2:23
WEN -> Notes on 2:23
NTB -> Afflictions And Adversities; Wisdom
TCR -> Distress; Joy-Sorrow; Rest-Unrest; Trouble; Unrest
TTT -> Afflictions of the Wicked, The
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of; Time, Meaning Of
EDL -> Devotional using 2:23


FOOTNOTES:
F28 Lit evil
F29 Lit dominion
F30 Lit turned aside my heart to despair
F31 Lit share
F32 Lit the striving of his heart
F33 Lit heart

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R49 Ecclesiastes 4:2,3
R50 Ecclesiastes 1:3;
R51 Psalms 39:6; 49:10
R52 1 Kings 12:13
R53 1 Timothy 6:10
R54 Ecclesiastes 4:4
R55 Ecclesiastes 2:18
R56 Ecclesiastes 1:3; 2:11
R57 Job 5:7; 14:1; Ecclesiastes 1:18;
R58 Psalms 127:2

 
 

Abbreviations Legend:

ACC - Adam Clark Commentary; BCC - Burton Coffman; GEB - Gill's Exposition; GSB - Geneva Study Bible; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; NTB - Nave's Topical Bible; TCR - Thompson Chain Reference; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; TTT - Torrey's Topical Textbook; BED - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; EDL - Every Day Light;

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