Ecclesiastes 2:9
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1431 [e]וְגָדַ֣לְתִּי
wə-ḡā-ḏal-tî
so I became greatConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
3254 [e]וְהוֹסַ֔פְתִּי
wə-hō-w-sap̄-tî,
and excelled moreConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-1cs
3605 [e]מִכֹּ֛ל
mik-kōl
than allPrep-m | N-ms
1961 [e]שֶׁהָיָ֥ה
še-hā-yāh
who werePro-r | V-Qal-Perf-3ms
6440 [e]לְפָנַ֖י
lə-p̄ā-nay
before mePrep-l | N-mpc | 1cs
3389 [e]בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
bî-rū-šā-lim;
in JerusalemPrep-b | N-proper-fs
637 [e]אַ֥ף
’ap̄
AlsoConj
2451 [e]חָכְמָתִ֖י
ḥā-ḵə-mā-ṯî
my wisdomN-fsc | 1cs
5975 [e]עָ֥מְדָה
‘ā-mə-ḏāh
remainedV-Qal-Perf-3fs
  לִּֽי׃
lî.
with mePrep | 1cs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:9 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְגָדַ֣לְתִּי וְהֹוסַ֔פְתִּי מִכֹּ֛ל שֶׁהָיָ֥ה לְפָנַ֖י בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם אַ֥ף חָכְמָתִ֖י עָ֥מְדָה לִּֽי׃

קהלת 2:9 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וגדלתי והוספתי מכל שהיה לפני בירושלם אף חכמתי עמדה לי׃

קהלת 2:9 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וגדלתי והוספתי מכל שהיה לפני בירושלם אף חכמתי עמדה לי׃

קהלת 2:9 Hebrew Bible
וגדלתי והוספתי מכל שהיה לפני בירושלם אף חכמתי עמדה לי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then I became great and increased more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also stood by 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem; my wisdom also remained with me.
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