Parallel Bible VersionsHebrew Bible Study Tools

Ecclesiastes 2:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For all his days are [but] sorrows, and his travail is grief; yea, even in the night his heart taketh no rest. This also is vanity.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For all his days [are] sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For all his days [are] sorrows, and his labor grief; yes, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For all his days are sorrows, and his travail vexation: even in the night his heart taketh no rest. This also is vanity.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, all his days, are pains, and, vexatious, is his employment, even in the night, his heart lieth not down,—even this, was, vanity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For all his days are sorrows, and his travail sadness; even at night his heart hath not lain down; this also [is] vanity.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— All his days are full of sorrows and miseries, even in the night he doth not rest in mind: and is not this vanity?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For all his dayes [are] sorrowes, and his traueile, griefe; yea his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanitie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For all his days [are days] of sorrows, and vexation of spirit is his; in the night also his heart rests not. This is also vanity.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For all his days [are] sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
his days 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
[are] sorrows, 4341
{4341} Prime
מַכְאֹב
mak'ob
{mak-obe'}
From H3510; anguish or (figuratively) affliction.
and his travail 6045
{6045} Prime
עִנְיָן
`inyan
{in-yawn'}
From H6031; ado, that is, (generally) employment or (specifically) an affair.
grief; 3708
{3708} Prime
כַּעַס
ka`ac
{kah'-as}
From H3707; vexation.
yea, x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
his heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
taketh not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
rest 7901
{7901} Prime
שָׁכַב
shakab
{shaw-kab'}
A primitive root; to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in the night. 3915
{3915} Prime
לַיִל
layil
{lah'-yil}
From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity.
This x2088
(2088) Complement
זֶה
zeh
{zeh}
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
is also x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
vanity. 1892
{1892} Prime
הֶבֶל
hebel
{heh'-bel}
From H1891; emptiness or vanity; figuratively something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 2:23

_ _ The only fruit he has is, not only sorrows in his days, but all his days are sorrows, and his travail (not only has griefs connected with it, but is itself), grief.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:17-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ecclesiastes 2:23

Sorrows — Full of sorrows. Tho' he took great and unwearied pains all his days, yet the toils of his body were accompanied with vexation of mind. His heart — Because his sleep was broken with perplexing cares.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

[[no comment]]

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
all:

Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage [are] an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
Job 5:7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Job 14:1 Man [that is] born of a woman [is] of few days, and full of trouble.
Psalms 90:7-10 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. ... The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Psalms 90:15 Make us glad according to the days [wherein] thou hast afflicted us, [and] the years [wherein] we have seen evil.
Psalms 127:2 [It is] vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: [for] so he giveth his beloved sleep.

his heart:

Ecclesiastes 5:12 The sleep of a labouring man [is] sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
Esther 6:1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
Job 7:13-14 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint; ... Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:
Psalms 6:6-7 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. ... Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
Psalms 32:4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
Psalms 77:2-4 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. ... Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
Daniel 6:18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes



Chain-Reference Bible Search

Gn 47:9. Es 6:1. Jb 5:7; 7:13; 14:1. Ps 6:6; 32:4; 77:2; 90:7, 15; 127:2. Ec 5:12. Dn 6:18. Ac 14:22.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Ecclesiastes 2:23.
Name:

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Ecclesiastes 2:23


Recent Chat Bible Comments