Ecclesiastes 2:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7814 [e]לִשְׂח֖וֹק
liś-ḥō-wq
Of laughterPrep-l | N-ms
559 [e]אָמַ֣רְתִּי
’ā-mar-tî
I saidV-Qal-Perf-1cs
1984 [e]מְהוֹלָ֑ל
mə-hō-w-lāl;
MadnessV-Pual-Prtcpl-ms
8057 [e]וּלְשִׂמְחָ֖ה
ū-lə-śim-ḥāh
and of mirthConj-w, Prep-l | N-fs
4100 [e]מַה־
mah-
whatInterrog
2090 [e]זֹּ֥ה
zōh
thisPro-fs
6213 [e]עֹשָֽׂה׃
‘ō-śāh.
does accomplishV-Qal-Prtcpl-fs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לִשְׂחֹ֖וק אָמַ֣רְתִּי מְהֹולָ֑ל וּלְשִׂמְחָ֖ה מַה־זֹּ֥ה עֹשָֽׂה׃

קהלת 2:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
לשחוק אמרתי מהולל ולשמחה מה־זה עשה׃

קהלת 2:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
לשחוק אמרתי מהולל ולשמחה מה־זה עשה׃

קהלת 2:2 Hebrew Bible
לשחוק אמרתי מהולל ולשמחה מה זה עשה׃

Parallel Verses
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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I said about laughter, "It is madness," and about pleasure, "What does this accomplish?"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

i said Solomon is not speaking here of sober enjoyment of the things of the world, but of an intemperate pleasure whose two attendants, laughter and mirth are introduced by a beautiful prosopopaeia, as in two persons, whom he treats with the utmost contempt.

it is

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Proverbs 14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

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