New American Standard Bible
I said of laughter, "It is madness," and of pleasure, "What does it accomplish?"
King James Bible
I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
Darby Bible Translation
I said of laughter, Madness! and of mirth, What availeth it?
World English Bible
I said of laughter, "It is foolishness;" and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?"
Young's Literal Translation
Of laughter I said, 'Foolish!' and of mirth, 'What is this it is doing?'
Ecclesiastes 2:2 Parallel
LibraryChronology of the Life of Ephraim.
Thus the fixed points for determining the chronology of Ephraim's life are: 1. The death of his patron, St. Jacob, Bishop of Nisibis, in 338, after the first siege of that city. 2. The third siege, in which he was among the defenders of the city, in 350. 3. The surrender of Nisibis by Jovian, and its abandonment by its Christian inhabitants, 363; followed by Ephraim's removal to Edessa. 4. The consecration of Basil to the see of Cæsarea, late in 370, followed by Ephraim's visit to him there. …
Ephraim the Syrian—Hymns and Homilies of Ephraim the Syrian
Whether the Church Observes a Suitable Rite in Baptizing?
Lii. Concerning Hypocrisy, Worldly Anxiety, Watchfulness, and his Approaching Passion.
Messiah's Easy Yoke
Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief.
Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.
For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool; And this too is futility.
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