3 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. Ecclesiastes 2 - 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. To those that are accepted of the Lord, he gives joy and satisfaction in the knowledge and love of him. 1 I said in my heart, * “Come, now, let me try you with pleasure and the enjoyment of good things.” See, this too was vanity. It is better to go to the house of mourning — Where mourners meet together to celebrate the funerals of deceased friends; than to the house of feasting — Where people meet to indulge their appetites in eating and drinking, in which they frequently go to excess. Yet all of these failed to bring a lasting satisfaction to the wisest man of all time. King James Version: Ecclesiastes Chapter 2. 1 I x said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself." Ecclesiastes 3. 15 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? 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. Ecclesiastes chapter 2 King James Version. 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 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before me. The manifold devices of men's hearts, to get satisfaction from the world, and their changing from one thing to another, are like the restlessness of a man in a fever. To seek a lasting portion in the love of Christ and the blessings it bestows, is the only way to true and satisfying enjoyment even of this present world.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. Two have a good reward for their toil. Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible. "I made me great works" (Ecclesiastes 2:4). 2. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God. 1. The Futility of Pleasure. 25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I? Donate. Support JVL. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ecclesiastes 2. 18 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. Also, see Ecclesiastes 2:16 in this same category. I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity.. a. Party Animal. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Ecclesiastes Rainbow Missions, Inc., Rainbow Missions, Inc.; revision of the American Standard Version of 1901, Ed. Ecclesiastes 2 – Life In View Of Death A. 2:1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. Ecclesiastes goes into more detail on his drunken escapades. (1-11) Human wisdom insufficient. See what fools they are, who make themselves drudges to the world, which affords a man nothing better than subsistence for the body. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? A time to plant and a time to harvest. As we begin (chapter 2 verses 1-11), we find that Solomon pursued fulfillment through pleasure (verse 1-2), wine (verse 3), great works (verses 4-6), wealth (verses 7-8), aesthetic and artistic pleasures (verse 8), and fame (verse 9). The vanity and vexation of mirth, sensual pleasure, riches, and pomp. Chapter 2. The Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes): Chapter 2. Having read the chapter, summarize what it is about. 26 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. Ecclesiastes 7:2. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. 4 I worked on a grand scale: built myself palaces, 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. (18-26)1-11 Solomon soon found mirth and pleasure to be vanity. 2 I y said of laughter, "It is mad," and of pleasure, "What use is it?" 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. It is the gift of God that man should find pleasure in his work. The flesh of man returns to the dust. Ecclesiastes Chapter 2. Kohelet - Ecclesiastes - Chapter 2 ... קִידוֹ is an earthenware cup, from which [people] drink (Gittin 68b). All was vanity and vexation of spirit: and the same things would yield the same result to us, as to Solomon. Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud attribute the authorship of the book to King Solomon. 2. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. Having food and raiment, let us therewith be content. Riches are a blessing or a curse to a man, according as he has, or has not, a heart to make a good use of them. 2 So I said, “Laughter is silly. Chapter Contents. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Join. Happiness arises not from the situation in which we are placed. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. 1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?. And the utmost he can attain in this respect is to allow himself a sober, cheerful use thereof, according to his rank and condition. Ecclesiastes 2. This also is vanity and a great evil. Let the sinner seriously consider his latter end. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 14 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. Read this chapter in full. 4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but g the earth remains forever. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(G) who were born in my house. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. The poor, when they read such a description, are ready to feel discontent. 30 May 2012. 1 comment Ecc4: I saw the tears of the oppressed. Workbook on Ecclesiastes Page #8 Assignments on Ecclesiastes 2 Please read chapter 2 and answer the following questions. The book contains philosophical speeches by a character called Qoheleth (="the Teacher"; Koheleth or Kohelet), composed probably between 5th to 2nd century BCE. 23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. Special Assignment: Explain why Solomon would be a good person to make the experiments described in the chapter. d All is vanity. 11 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. 1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. All rights reserved worldwide. 1 The words of a the Preacher, 1 the son of David, b king in Jerusalem. So that if this were all, we might be led to hate our life, as it is all vanity and vexation of spirit.18-26 Our hearts are very loth to quit their expectations of great things from the creature; but Solomon came to this at length. BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD: The Holy Bible: King James Version. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly —my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me. Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud attribute the authorship of the book to King Solomon. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? And how dieth the wise man? And this is the gift of God. 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. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 2000. 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. 10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. 21 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. Perceiving it was folly to give himself to wine, he next tried the costly amusements of princes. He says that he tried to pursue pleasure, and perk up with wine—but all the "vanity" was still getting to him. It didn't help. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. This too is meaningless. Study of Pleasure-seeking. Category » Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) Join our mailing list. The world is a vale of tears, even to those that have much of it. (AJ) This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. The pursuit of pleasure tested – and found lacking. Chapter 2. (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. Ecclesiastes 2 The Vanity of Self-Indulgence. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. (F) 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. 1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. 22 For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun? 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. Others in the Midrash Aggadah (Ecc. 1 I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. (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. And the spirits of just men made perfect cannot want them. 5 made myself gardens and orchards, planting every kind of fruit tree in them;. Solomon having pronounced all vanity, and particularly knowledge and learning, which he was so far from giving himself joy of that he found the increase of it did but increase his sorrow, in this chapter he goes on to show what reason he has to be tired of this world, and with what little reason most men are fond of it. Ecclesiastes Chapter 2. (O)What more can the king’s successor do    than what has already been done? (AA) 23 All their days their work is grief and pain;(AB) even at night their minds do not rest. 2 c Vanity 2 of vanities, says a the Preacher, c vanity of vanities! This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. The most learned of men, who dies a stranger to Christ Jesus, will perish equally with the most ignorant; and what good can commendations on earth do to the body in the grave, or the soul in hell? This verse and through Ecclesiastes 2:6 stresses Solomon's effort to find earthly satisfaction as a builder, or an achiever. even that which hath been already done. (12-17) This world to be used according to the will of God. Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 1 I said in my heart: 'Come now, I will try thee with mirth, and enjoy pleasure'; and, behold, this also was vanity. Solomon recalls (Gen. 2:7 and 3:19), as he contemplates the end of the aging process. 24 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. The vanity and vexation of mirth, sensual pleasure, riches, and pomp. Read Proverbs Chapter 30. 2 I said of laughter: 'It is mad'; and of mirth: 'What doth it accomplish?' (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. (18-26) Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 (Read Ecclesiastes 2:1-11) Solomon soon found mirth and pleasure to be vanity. Ecclesiastes All Is Vanity. 13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness. Ecclesiastes 3 is the third chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Ecclesiastes 2 is the second chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Previous Next . Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity. 1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. (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. Verse (Click for Chapter) New International Version a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, New Living Translation A time to be born and a time to die. What one event does Ecclesiastes say is certain to come to both wise men and foolish men. (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. His wisdom remained with him; a strong understanding, with great human knowledge. Enjoyment is a Gift from God. “Laughter,” … 10 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. The sage ends his message with the culmination of a … 2. 2 “Laughter,” 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. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. 1 comment Ecc3: There is a time for everything: to live, to die, to mourn, to dance. Pleasures Are Meaningless. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? Ecclesiastes 2. 12 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? 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