Ecclesiastes 6:12
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
forConj
4310 [e]מִֽי־
mî-
whoInterrog
3045 [e]יוֹדֵעַ֩
yō-w-ḏê-a‘
knowsV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
4100 [e]מַה־
mah-
what [is]Interrog
2896 [e]טּ֨וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
goodAdj-ms
120 [e]לָֽאָדָ֜ם
lā-’ā-ḏām
for manPrep-l, Art | N-ms
2416 [e]בַּֽחַיִּ֗ים
ba-ḥay-yîm,
in lifePrep-b, Art | N-mp
4557 [e]מִסְפַּ֛ר
mis-par
allN-msc
3117 [e]יְמֵי־
yə-mê-
the daysN-mpc
2416 [e]חַיֵּ֥י
ḥay-yê
of lifeN-mpc
1892 [e]הֶבְל֖וֹ
heḇ-lōw
his vainN-msc | 3ms
6213 [e]וְיַעֲשֵׂ֣ם
wə-ya-‘ă-śêm
and which he passesConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf-3ms | 3mp
6738 [e]כַּצֵּ֑ל
kaṣ-ṣêl;
like a shadowPrep-k, Art | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר֙
’ă-šer
whichPro-r
4310 [e]מִֽי־
mî-
whoInterrog
5046 [e]יַגִּ֣יד
yag-gîḏ
can tellV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
120 [e]לָֽאָדָ֔ם
lā-’ā-ḏām,
a manPrep-l, Art | N-ms
4100 [e]מַה־
mah-
whatInterrog
1961 [e]יִּהְיֶ֥ה
yih-yeh
will happenV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
310 [e]אַחֲרָ֖יו
’a-ḥă-rāw
after himPrep | 3ms
8478 [e]תַּ֥חַת
ta-ḥaṯ
underPrep
8121 [e]הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ׃
haš-šā-meš.
the sunArt | N-cs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 6:12 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּ֣י מִֽי־יֹודֵעַ֩ מַה־טֹּ֨וב לָֽאָדָ֜ם בַּֽחַיִּ֗ים מִסְפַּ֛ר יְמֵי־חַיֵּ֥י הֶבְלֹ֖ו וְיַעֲשֵׂ֣ם כַּצֵּ֑ל אֲשֶׁר֙ מִֽי־יַגִּ֣יד לָֽאָדָ֔ם מַה־יִּהְיֶ֥ה אַחֲרָ֖יו תַּ֥חַת הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ׃

קהלת 6:12 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כי מי־יודע מה־טוב לאדם בחיים מספר ימי־חיי הבלו ויעשם כצל אשר מי־יגיד לאדם מה־יהיה אחריו תחת השמש׃

קהלת 6:12 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כי מי־יודע מה־טוב לאדם בחיים מספר ימי־חיי הבלו ויעשם כצל אשר מי־יגיד לאדם מה־יהיה אחריו תחת השמש׃

קהלת 6:12 Hebrew Bible
כי מי יודע מה טוב לאדם בחיים מספר ימי חיי הבלו ויעשם כצל אשר מי יגיד לאדם מה יהיה אחריו תחת השמש׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?

King James Bible
For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For who knows what is good for man in life, in the few days of his futile life that he spends like a shadow? Who can tell man what will happen after him under the sun?
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