Ecclesiastes 4:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7200 [e]וְרָאִ֨יתִֽי
wə-rā-’î-ṯî
And Again sawConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
589 [e]אֲנִ֜י
’ă-nî
IPro-1cs
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
that for allN-msc
5999 [e]עָמָ֗ל
‘ā-māl,
toilN-ms
853 [e]וְאֵת֙
wə-’êṯ
andConj-w | DirObjM
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
everyN-msc
3788 [e]כִּשְׁר֣וֹן
kiš-rō-wn
skillfulN-msc
4639 [e]הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה
ham-ma-‘ă-śeh,
workArt | N-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
forConj
1931 [e]הִ֥יא
itPro-3fs
7068 [e]קִנְאַת־
qin-’aṯ-
is enviedN-fsc
376 [e]אִ֖ישׁ
’îš
a manN-ms
7453 [e]מֵרֵעֵ֑הוּ
mê-rê-‘ê-hū;
by his neighborPrep-m | N-msc | 3ms
1571 [e]גַּם־
gam-
AlsoConj
2088 [e]זֶ֥ה
zeh
thisPro-ms
1892 [e]הֶ֖בֶל
he-ḇel
[is] vanityN-ms
7469 [e]וּרְע֥וּת
ū-rə-‘ūṯ
and grasping forConj-w | N-fsc
7307 [e]רֽוּחַ׃
rū-aḥ.
the windN-cs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 4:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְרָאִ֨יתִֽי אֲנִ֜י אֶת־כָּל־עָמָ֗ל וְאֵת֙ כָּל־כִּשְׁרֹ֣ון הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה כִּ֛י הִ֥יא קִנְאַת־אִ֖ישׁ מֵרֵעֵ֑הוּ גַּם־זֶ֥ה הֶ֖בֶל וּרְע֥וּת רֽוּחַ׃

קהלת 4:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וראיתי אני את־כל־עמל ואת כל־כשרון המעשה כי היא קנאת־איש מרעהו גם־זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 4:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וראיתי אני את־כל־עמל ואת כל־כשרון המעשה כי היא קנאת־איש מרעהו גם־זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 4:4 Hebrew Bible
וראיתי אני את כל עמל ואת כל כשרון המעשה כי היא קנאת איש מרעהו גם זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

King James Bible
Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I saw that all labor and all skillful work is due to a man's jealousy of his friend. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
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