New Living Translation
So I became greater than all who had lived in Jerusalem before me, and my wisdom never failed me.
King James Bible
So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
Darby Bible Translation
And I became great, and increased more than all that had been before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
World English Bible
So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me.
Young's Literal Translation
And I became great, and increased above every one who had been before me in Jerusalem; also, my wisdom stood with me.
Ecclesiastes 2:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:9 Great - In riches, and power, and glory. My wisdom remained - As yet I was not wholly seduced from God.
LibraryA Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep …
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3
The Eternity of Heaven's Happiness.
The Outbreak of the Arian Controversy. The Attitude of Eusebius.
1 Chronicles 29:25
And the LORD exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and he gave Solomon greater royal splendor than any king in Israel before him.
I said to myself, "Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them."
The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what good is wealth--except perhaps to watch it slip through your fingers!
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