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Ecclesiastes 2:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I made me great works; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I enlarged my works,—I built me houses, I planted me vineyards;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I made great my works, I builded for me houses, I planted for me vineyards.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I made me great works, I built me houses, and planted vineyards,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I made me great workes, I builded mee houses, I planted mee Uineyards.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I enlarged my work; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I made me great 1431
{1431} Prime
A primitive root; properly to twist (compare H1434), that is, to be (causatively make) large (in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
works; 4639
{4639} Prime
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
I builded 1129
{1129} Prime
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
me houses; 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
I planted 5193
{5193} Prime
A primitive root; properly to strike in, that is, fix; specifically to plant (literally or figuratively).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
me vineyards: 3754
{3754} Prime
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a garden or vineyard.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:3-11.

Ecclesiastes 2:4

_ _ (1 Kings 7:1-8; 1 Kings 9:1, 1 Kings 9:19; 1 Kings 10:18, etc.).

_ _ vineyards — (Song of Songs 8:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
2 Samuel 18:18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which [is] in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.
Daniel 4:30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

I builded:

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 Lest [when] thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt [therein]; ... Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
1 Kings 7:1-2 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. ... He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof [was] an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.
1 Kings 7:8-12 And his house where he dwelt [had] another court within the porch, [which] was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken [to wife], like unto this porch. ... And the great court round about [was] with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.
1 Kings 9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,
1 Kings 15:19 [There is] a league between me and thee, [and] between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.
1 Kings 10:19-20 The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne [was] round behind: and [there were] stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays. ... And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.
2 Chronicles 8:1-6 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house, ... And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.
2 Chronicles 8:11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because [the places are] holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.
Psalms 49:11 Their inward thought [is, that] their houses [shall continue] for ever, [and] their dwelling places to all generations; they call [their] lands after their own names.

I planted:

1 Chronicles 27:27 And over the vineyards [was] Shimei the Ramathite: over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars [was] Zabdi the Shiphmite:
2 Chronicles 26:10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen [also], and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
Song of Songs 1:14 My beloved [is] unto me [as] a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
Song of Songs 7:12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, [whether] the tender grape appear, [and] the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
Song of Songs 8:11-12 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand [pieces] of silver. ... My vineyard, which [is] mine, [is] before me: thou, O Solomon, [must have] a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
Isaiah 5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
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Gn 11:4. Dt 8:12. 2S 18:18. 1K 7:1, 8; 9:1; 10:19; 15:19. 1Ch 27:27. 2Ch 8:1, 11; 26:10. Ps 49:11. So 1:14; 7:12; 8:11. Is 5:1. Dn 4:30.

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