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Home > Lexicons > Hebrew Lexicon > Verse Display - Hebel

The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon

Verse Display - Strong's Number: 1892
Original WordTransliterated Word
 lbh Hebel
Translated Words
 breath, delusion, emptily, emptiness, fleeting, fraud, futile, futility, idols, mere breath, nothing, useless, vain, vainly, vanity, vanity of vanities, vapor, worthless
 The NAS Strong's Version - 30 Verses
Ec 1:2 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
"Vanity of vanities ," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity ."

Ec 1:14 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind.

Ec 2:1 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.

Ec 2:11 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThusI considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor whichI had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.

Ec 2:15 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThenI said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then haveI been extremely wise ?" SoI said to myself, "This too is vanity ."

Ec 2:17 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
SoI hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.

Ec 2:19 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
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 whichI have labored by acting wisely under the sun. This too is vanity.

Ec 2:21 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
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.

Ec 2:23 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity.

Ec 2:26 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
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.

Ec 3:19 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.

Ec 4:4 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Ec 4:7 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
ThenI looked again at vanity under the sun.

Ec 4:8 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom amI laboring and depriving myself of pleasure ?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Ec 4:16 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them, and even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him, for this too is vanity and striving after wind.

Ec 5:7 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.

Ec 5:10 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

Ec 6:2 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.

Ec 6:4 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
for it comes in futility and goes into obscurity; and its name is covered in obscurity.

Ec 6:9 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.

Ec 6:11 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man?

Ec 6:12 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?

Ec 7:6 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool; And this too is futility.

Ec 7:15 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
I have seen everything during my lifetime of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.

Ec 8:10 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
So then,I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.

Ec 8:14 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
There is futility which is done on the earth, that is, there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked. On the other hand, there are evil men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that this too is futility.

Ec 9:9 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.

Ec 11:8 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.

Ec 11:10 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.

Ec 12:8 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]
"Vanity of vanities ," says the Preacher, "all is vanity !"

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The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." These files are considered public domain.

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Bibliography Information
Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for Hebel". "The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon".


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