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Ecclesiastes 6:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, and yet enjoy no good, do not all go to one place?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Yea, though he live a thousand years twice [told], yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Even if the [other] man lives a thousand years twice and does not enjoy good things—do not all go to one place?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Yes, though he liveth a thousand years twice [told], yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Yea, though he live twice a thousand years, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Even though one hath lived a thousand years twice told, yet, good, hath he not seen,—is it not, unto one place, that, all, are going?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And though he had lived a thousand years twice over, yet good he hath not seen; to the same place doth not every one go?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Although he lived two thousand years, and hath not enjoyed good things: do not all make haste to one place?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Yea though he liue a thousand yeeres twice told, yet hath he seene no good: Doe not all goe to one place?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Though he has lived to the return of a thousand years, yet he has seen no good: do not all go to one place?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yea, though he live a thousand years twice [told], yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yea, x432
(0432) Complement
אִלּוּ
'illuw
{il-loo'}
Probably from H0408; nay, that is, (softened) if.
though y432
[0432] Standard
אִלּוּ
'illuw
{il-loo'}
Probably from H0408; nay, that is, (softened) if.
he live 2421
{2421} Prime
חָיַה
chayah
{khaw-yaw'}
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
a thousand 505
{0505} Prime
אֶלֶף
'eleph
{eh'-lef}
Properly the same as H0504; hence (an ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand.
years 8141
{8141} Prime
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
twice 6471
{6471} Prime
פַּעַם
pa`am
{pah'-am}
From H6470; a stroke, literally or figuratively (in various applications).
[told], yet hath he seen 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
no x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
good: 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
do 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.
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).
go 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
to x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
one 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
place? 4725
{4725} Prime
מָקוֹם
maqowm
{maw-kome'}
From H6965; properly a standing, that is, a spot; but used widely of a locality (generally or specifically); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 6:6

_ _ If the miser’s length of “life” be thought to raise him above the abortive, Solomon answers that long life, without enjoying real good, is but lengthened misery, and riches cannot exempt him from going whither “all go.” He is fit neither for life, nor death, nor eternity.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 6:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ecclesiastes 6:6

Tho' he live — Wherein he seems to have a privilege above an untimely birth. Seen — He hath enjoyed no comfort in it, and therefore long life is rather a curse, than a blessing to him. All — Whether their lives be long or short. Go — To the grave.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
though:

Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
Genesis 5:23-24 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: ... And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him.
Isaiah 65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree [are] the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

yet:

Ecclesiastes 6:3 If a man beget an hundred [children], and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also [that] he have no burial; I say, [that] an untimely birth [is] better than he.
Job 7:7 O remember that my life [is] wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
Psalms 4:6-7 [There be] many that say, Who will shew us [any] good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. ... Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time [that] their corn and their wine increased.
Psalms 34:12 What man [is he that] desireth life, [and] loveth [many] days, that he may see good?
Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner [being] an hundred years old shall be accursed.
Jeremiah 17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.

do:

Ecclesiastes 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
Job 30:23 For I know [that] thou wilt bring me [to] death, and [to] the house appointed for all living.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
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Gn 5:5, 23. Jb 1:21; 7:7; 30:23. Ps 4:6; 34:12. Ec 3:20; 6:3; 12:7. Is 65:20, 22. Jr 17:6. He 9:27.

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