A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what?
); but also exclamations like what!
), or indefinitely what
, and even relatively that which
); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
hath he that worketh
A primitive root; to do
, in the broadest sense and widest application.
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
in that wherein
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who
; also (as adverb and conjunction) when
, in order that
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he
); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self
, or (especially with the article) the same
; sometimes (as demonstrative) this
; occasionally (instead of copula) as
; concretely a laborer
; figuratively sorrowful
_ _ But these earthly pursuits, while lawful in their season, are “unprofitable” when made by man, what God never intended them to be, the chief good. Solomon had tried to create an artificial forced joy, at times when he ought rather to have been serious; the result, therefore, of his labor to be happy, out of God’s order, was disappointment. “A time to plant” (Ecclesiastes 3:2) refers to his planting (Ecclesiastes 2:5); “laugh” (Ecclesiastes 3:4), to Ecclesiastes 2:1, Ecclesiastes 2:2; “his mirth,” “laughter”; “build up,” “gather stones” (Ecclesiastes 3:3, Ecclesiastes 3:5), to his “building” (Ecclesiastes 2:4); “embrace,” “love,” to his “princess” (see on Ecclesiastes 2:8); “get” (perhaps also “gather,” Ecclesiastes 3:5, Ecclesiastes 3:6), to his “gathering” (Ecclesiastes 2:8). All these were of “no profit,” because not in God’s time and order of bestowing happiness.
What profit Seeing then all events are out of man's power, and no man can do or enjoy any thing at his pleasure, but only when God pleaseth, as has been shewed in many particulars, and is as true and certain in all others, hence it follows, that all men's labours, without God's blessing, are unprofitable, and utterly insufficient to make them happy.
hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under
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.
For what hath man
of all his labour, and of the
vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun? ... For all
his days [are
] sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart
taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
And this also [is
] a sore
] in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what
profit hath he that hath laboured for
labour there is profit: but
the talk of the lips [tendeth
] only to penury.
For what is
a man profited, if he shall gain
the whole world, and lose his own soul? or
what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
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