Ecclesiastes 2:13
Text Analysis
7200 [e]וְרָאִ֣יתִי
And sawConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
589 [e]אָ֔נִי
3426 [e]שֶׁיֵּ֥שׁ
thatPro-r | Adv
3504 [e]יִתְר֛וֹן
2451 [e]לַֽחָכְמָ֖ה
wisdomPrep-l, Art | N-fs
4480 [e]מִן־
5531 [e]הַסִּכְל֑וּת
follyArt | N-fs
3504 [e]כִּֽיתְר֥וֹן
as excelsPrep-k | N-msc
216 [e]הָא֖וֹר
lightArt | N-cs
4480 [e]מִן־
2822 [e]הַחֹֽשֶׁךְ׃
darknessArt | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:13 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְרָאִ֣יתִי אָ֔נִי שֶׁיֵּ֥שׁ יִתְרֹ֛ון לַֽחָכְמָ֖ה מִן־הַסִּכְל֑וּת כִּֽיתְרֹ֥ון הָאֹ֖ור מִן־הַחֹֽשֶׁךְ׃

קהלת 2:13 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וראיתי אני שיש יתרון לחכמה מן־הסכלות כיתרון האור מן־החשך׃

קהלת 2:13 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וראיתי אני שיש יתרון לחכמה מן־הסכלות כיתרון האור מן־החשך׃

קהלת 2:13 Hebrew Bible
וראיתי אני שיש יתרון לחכמה מן הסכלות כיתרון האור מן החשך׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.

King James Bible
Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I realized that there is an advantage to wisdom over folly, like the advantage of light over darkness.
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