Ecclesiastes 2:4
Good News Translation
I accomplished great things. I built myself houses and planted vineyards.

Contemporary English Version
I did some great things. I built houses and planted vineyards.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I made me great works, I built me houses, and planted vineyards,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I made me great works, I built me houses, and planted vineyards,

made

Genesis 11:4 And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven; and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands.

2 Samuel 18:18 Now Absalom had reared up for himself, in his lifetime, a pillar, which is in the king's valley: for he said: I have no son, and this shall be the monument of my name. And he called the pillar by his own name, and it is called the hand of Absalom, to this day.

Daniel 4:30 The same hour the word was fulfilled upon Nabuchodonosor, and he was driven away from among men, and did eat grass, like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven: till his hairs grew like the feathers of eagles, and his nails like birds' claws.

I builded

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 Lest after thou hast eaten and art filled, hast built goodly houses, and dwelt in them, . . .

1 Kings 7:1,2,8-12 And Solomon built his own house in thirteen years, and brought it to perfection. . . .

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 that he desired and was pleased to do,

1 Kings 15:19 There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: therefore I have sent thee presents of silver and gold: and I desire thee to come, and break thy league with Baasa, king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

1 Kings 10:19,20 It had six steps: and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were two hands on either side holding the seat: and two lions stood, one at each hand, . . .

2 Chronicles 8:1-6,11 And at the end of twenty years after Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house: . . .

i planted

1 Chronicles 27:27 And over the dressers of the vine yards, was Semeias a Romathite: and over the wine cellars, Zabdias an Aphonite.

2 Chronicles 26:10 And he built towers in the wilderness, and dug many cisterns, for he had much cattle both in the plains, and in the waste of the desert: he had also vineyards and dressers of vines in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he was a man that loved husbandry.

Songs 1:14 Behold thou are fair, O my love, behold thou are fair, thy eyes are as those of doves.

Songs 7:12 Let us get up early to the vineyards, let us see if the vineyard flourish, if the flowers be ready to bring forth fruits, if the pomegranates flourish: there will I give thee my breasts.

Songs 8:11,12 The peaceable had a vineyard, in that which hath people: he let out the same to keepers, every man bringeth for the fruit thereof a thousand pieces of silver. . . .

Isaiah 5:1 I will sing to my beloved the canticle of my cousin concerning his vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard on a hill in a fruitful place.

Context
The Futility of Pleasure
3I thought in my heart, to withdraw my flesh from wine, that I might turn my mind to wisdom, and might avoid folly, till I might see what was profitable for the children of men: and what they ought to do under the sun, all the days of their life. 4I made me great works, I built me houses, and planted vineyards,5I made gardens, and orchards, and set them with trees of all kinds,…
Cross References
1 Kings 7:1
And Solomon built his own house in thirteen years, and brought it to perfection.

Songs 8:11
The peaceable had a vineyard, in that which hath people: he let out the same to keepers, every man bringeth for the fruit thereof a thousand pieces of silver.

Additional Translations
I enlarged my works. I built myself houses and planted myself vineyards.I made me great works; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards:

I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

I enlarged my work; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards.

I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

I made me great works; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards:

I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards.

I made great my works, I builded for me houses, I planted for me vineyards.
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