Ecclesiastes 6:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
376 [e]אִ֣ישׁ
’îš
a manN-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֣ר
’ă-šer
to whomPro-r
5414 [e]יִתֶּן־
yit-ten-
has givenV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
  ל֣וֹ
lōw
to whomPrep | 3ms
430 [e]הָאֱלֹהִ֡ים
hā-’ĕ-lō-hîm
GodArt | N-mp
6239 [e]עֹשֶׁר֩
‘ō-šer
richesN-ms
5233 [e]וּנְכָסִ֨ים
ū-nə-ḵā-sîm
and wealthConj-w | N-mp
3519 [e]וְכָב֜וֹד
wə-ḵā-ḇō-wḏ
and honorConj-w | N-ms
369 [e]וְֽאֵינֶ֨נּוּ
wə-’ê-nen-nū
so that nothingConj-w | Adv | 3ms
2638 [e]חָסֵ֥ר
ḥā-sêr
he is lackingAdj-ms
5315 [e]לְנַפְשׁ֣וֹ ׀
lə-nap̄-šōw
for himselfPrep-l | N-fsc | 3ms
3605 [e]מִכֹּ֣ל
mik-kōl
of allPrep-m | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
thatPro-r
183 [e]יִתְאַוֶּ֗ה
yiṯ-’aw-weh,
he desiresV-Hitpael-Imperf-3ms
3808 [e]וְלֹֽא־
wə-lō-
and yet notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
7980 [e]יַשְׁלִיטֶ֤נּוּ
yaš-lî-ṭen-nū
does give him powerV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms | 3mse
430 [e]הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙
hā-’ĕ-lō-hîm
GodArt | N-mp
398 [e]לֶאֱכֹ֣ל
le-’ĕ-ḵōl
to eatPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
4480 [e]מִמֶּ֔נּוּ
mim-men-nū,
of itPrep | 3ms
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
butConj
376 [e]אִ֥ישׁ
’îš
manN-ms
5237 [e]נָכְרִ֖י
nā-ḵə-rî
a foreignerAdj-ms
398 [e]יֹֽאכֲלֶ֑נּוּ
yō-ḵă-len-nū;
consumes itV-Qal-Imperf-3ms | 3mse
2088 [e]זֶ֥ה
zeh
thisPro-ms
1892 [e]הֶ֛בֶל
he-ḇel
[is] vanityN-ms
2483 [e]וָחֳלִ֥י
wā-ḥo-lî
and an afflictionConj-w | N-ms
7451 [e]רָ֖ע
rā‘
evilAdj-ms
1931 [e]הֽוּא׃
hū.
it [is]Pro-3ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 6:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אִ֣ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יִתֶּן־לֹ֣ו הָאֱלֹהִ֡ים עֹשֶׁר֩ וּנְכָסִ֨ים וְכָבֹ֜וד וְֽאֵינֶ֨נּוּ חָסֵ֥ר לְנַפְשֹׁ֣ו ׀ מִכֹּ֣ל אֲשֶׁר־יִתְאַוֶּ֗ה וְלֹֽא־יַשְׁלִיטֶ֤נּוּ הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙ לֶאֱכֹ֣ל מִמֶּ֔נּוּ כִּ֛י אִ֥ישׁ נָכְרִ֖י יֹֽאכֲלֶ֑נּוּ זֶ֥ה הֶ֛בֶל וָחֳלִ֥י רָ֖ע הֽוּא׃

קהלת 6:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
איש אשר יתן־לו האלהים עשר ונכסים וכבוד ואיננו חסר לנפשו ׀ מכל אשר־יתאוה ולא־ישליטנו האלהים לאכל ממנו כי איש נכרי יאכלנו זה הבל וחלי רע הוא׃

קהלת 6:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
איש אשר יתן־לו האלהים עשר ונכסים וכבוד ואיננו חסר לנפשו ׀ מכל אשר־יתאוה ולא־ישליטנו האלהים לאכל ממנו כי איש נכרי יאכלנו זה הבל וחלי רע הוא׃

קהלת 6:2 Hebrew Bible
איש אשר יתן לו האלהים עשר ונכסים וכבוד ואיננו חסר לנפשו מכל אשר יתאוה ולא ישליטנו האלהים לאכל ממנו כי איש נכרי יאכלנו זה הבל וחלי רע הוא׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.

King James Bible
A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor so that he lacks nothing of all he desires for himself, but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a sickening tragedy.
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vanity

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