Ecclesiastes 3:12
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3045 [e]יָדַ֕עְתִּי
yā-ḏa‘-tî
I knowV-Qal-Perf-1cs
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
thatConj
369 [e]אֵ֥ין
’ên
nothing [is]Adv
2896 [e]ט֖וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
betterAdj-ms
  בָּ֑ם
bām;
for themPrep | 3mp
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
butConj
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
thanConj
8055 [e]לִשְׂמ֔וֹחַ
liś-mō-w-aḥ,
to rejoicePrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
6213 [e]וְלַעֲשׂ֥וֹת
wə-la-‘ă-śō-wṯ
and to doConj-w, Prep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2896 [e]ט֖וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
goodN-ms
2416 [e]בְּחַיָּֽיו׃
bə-ḥay-yāw.
in their livesPrep-b | N-mpc | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 3:12 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
יָדַ֕עְתִּי כִּ֛י אֵ֥ין טֹ֖וב בָּ֑ם כִּ֣י אִם־לִשְׂמֹ֔וחַ וְלַעֲשֹׂ֥ות טֹ֖וב בְּחַיָּֽיו׃

קהלת 3:12 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ידעתי כי אין טוב בם כי אם־לשמוח ולעשות טוב בחייו׃

קהלת 3:12 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ידעתי כי אין טוב בם כי אם־לשמוח ולעשות טוב בחייו׃

קהלת 3:12 Hebrew Bible
ידעתי כי אין טוב בם כי אם לשמוח ולעשות טוב בחייו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime;

King James Bible
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life.
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