Ecclesiastes All Is Vanity. He would build great buildings, amass great riches, gain worldwide fame and power, etc. Ecclesiastes 3 is the third chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Ecclesiastes 2 is the second chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. 2 “Laughter,”(B) I said, “is madness. But we must enjoy good in our labour; we must use those things to make us diligent and cheerful in worldly business. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? This also is vanity and a great evil. This too is meaningless. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. The vanity and vexation of mirth, sensual pleasure, riches, and pomp. Eat This Book. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil. While still holding on to wisdom, he says he investigated its opposite, folly. 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure(A) to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. Ecclesiastes chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 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?. Ecclesiastes goes into more detail on his drunken escapades. 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. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly —my mind still guiding me with wisdom. Party Animal. All rights reserved worldwide. The book contains philosophical speeches by a character called 'Qoheleth' (="the Teacher"; Koheleth or Kohelet), composed probably between 5th to 2nd century BC. 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. Ecclesiastes Chapter 2. Support JVL. (Y) 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? d All is vanity. 2000. Ecclesiastes Chapter 2. "I made me great works" (Ecclesiastes 2:4). To those that are accepted of the Lord, he gives joy and satisfaction in the knowledge and love of him. even that which hath been already done. 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. What one event does Ecclesiastes say is certain to come to both wise men and foolish men. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? (12-17) This world to be used according to the will of God. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 2 I said of laughter: 'It is mad'; and of mirth: 'What doth it accomplish?' Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud attribute the authorship of the book to King Solomon. (L) In all this my wisdom stayed with me. A time to plant and a time to harvest. Chapter 2. What does noisy, flashy mirth towards making a man happy? Chapter 2. Ecclesiastes 2 The Vanity of Self-Indulgence. 8 I amassed silver and gold(H) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. Join. “Laughter,” … 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. "; and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?" The pursuit of pleasure tested – and found lacking. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? ver 24-25; S Jdg 9:13; Ru 3:3; Ecc 3:12-13; 5:18; 8:15, S Job 2:10; Ecc 3:12-13; 5:17-19; 7:14; 9:7-10; 11:7-10, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. 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? I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity.. a. (AE) This too, I see, is from the hand of God,(AF) 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? JESUS today YOU will SAVE me. (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. Having read the chapter, summarize what it is about. 1. 2. I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. King James Version: Ecclesiastes Chapter 2. 3. And the utmost he can attain in this respect is to allow himself a sober, cheerful use thereof, according to his rank and condition. (AC) This too is meaningless. Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud attribute the authorship of the book to King Solomon. 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. 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. Ecclesiastes 2. (I) I acquired male and female singers,(J) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. New International Version (NIV). My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. The poor, when they read such a description, are ready to feel discontent. Ecclesiastes 2 The Vanity of Self-Indulgence. 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. 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink(AD) and find satisfaction in their own toil. 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. Also, see Ecclesiastes 2:16 in this same category. 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. Ecclesiastes 12:7 "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. " 1 I x said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself." 25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I? 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. Previous Next . at which he toils under the sun? (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. 23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. 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. But to the sinner he allots labour, sorrow, vanity, and vexation, in seeking a worldly portion, which yet afterwards comes into better hands. 4 I worked on a grand scale: built myself palaces, planted vineyards;. 17 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. the days have already come when both have been forgotten. 4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself(E) and planted vineyards. Kohelet - Ecclesiastes - Chapter 2 ... קִידוֹ is an earthenware cup, from which [people] drink (Gittin 68b). 2:2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? 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. Solomon recalls (Gen. 2:7 and 3:19), as he contemplates the end of the aging process. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem(K) before me. And this is the gift of God. (12-17) This world to be used according to the will of God. 9.1", "denarius") ... chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 chapter 5 chapter 6 chapter 7 chapter 8 chapter 9 chapter 10 chapter 11 chapter 12. verse: The Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes): Chapter 2. The flesh of man returns to the dust. 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 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. 9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me. Pleasures Are Meaningless. 1 comment Ecc4: I saw the tears of the oppressed. But the remedy against all such feelings is in the estimate of it all by the owner himself. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? 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. The Futility of Pleasure. 20 Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun. 13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness. everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. (N), 12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,    and also madness and folly. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ecclesiastes 2. 4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: 5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits: 6 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees: 7 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: 8 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. It didn't help. 1 comment Ecc3: There is a time for everything: to live, to die, to mourn, to dance. Having food and raiment, let us therewith be content. Study of Pleasure-seeking. It is only through Jesus Christ that final blessedness can be attained.12-17 Solomon found that knowledge and prudence were preferable to ignorance and folly, though human wisdom and knowledge will not make a man happy. (1-11) Human wisdom insufficient. Chapter. Ecclesiastes 2. 1 I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. And the spirits of just men made perfect cannot want them. 1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. Others in the Midrash Aggadah (Ecc. 2:24 There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy good in … 1. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine,(C) and embracing folly(D)—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 2 So I said, “Laughter is silly. So, let’s read Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 to begin, where we learn that enjoyment of life is a gift from God. Enjoyment is a Gift from God. 17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. 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. See what fools they are, who make themselves drudges to the world, which affords a man nothing better than subsistence for the body. 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 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? All was vanity and vexation of spirit: and the same things would yield the same result to us, as to Solomon. Ecclesiastes Rainbow Missions, Inc., Rainbow Missions, Inc.; revision of the American Standard Version of 1901, Ed. Chapter 2 . 1 The words of a the Preacher, 1 the son of David, b king in Jerusalem. (18-26) Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 (Read Ecclesiastes 2:1-11) Solomon soon found mirth and pleasure to be vanity. (S), “The fate of the fool will overtake me also. Perceiving it was folly to give himself to wine, he next tried the costly amusements of princes. 12 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? Ecclesiastes chapter 2 King James Version. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 16 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. Read this chapter in full. Read this chapter in full. 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. 30 May 2012. 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