Ecclesiastes 9:3
Text Analysis
2088 [e]זֶ֣ה ׀
This [is]Pro-ms
7451 [e]רָ֗ע
an evilAdj-ms
3605 [e]בְּכֹ֤ל
in allPrep-b | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶֽׁר־
6213 [e]נַעֲשָׂה֙
is doneV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
8478 [e]תַּ֣חַת
8121 [e]הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ
the sunArt | N-cs
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
4745 [e]מִקְרֶ֥ה
thing [happens]N-ms
259 [e]אֶחָ֖ד
3605 [e]לַכֹּ֑ל
to allPrep-l, Art | N-ms
1571 [e]וְגַ֣ם
and TrulyConj-w | Conj
3820 [e]לֵ֣ב
the heartsN-msc
1121 [e]בְּֽנֵי־
of the sonsN-mpc
120 [e]הָ֠אָדָם
of menArt | N-ms
4390 [e]מָלֵא־
are fullV-Qal-Perf-3ms
7451 [e]רָ֨ע
of evilAdj-ms
1947 [e]וְהוֹלֵל֤וֹת
and madness [is]Conj-w | N-fp
3824 [e]בִּלְבָבָם֙
in their heartsPrep-b | N-msc | 3mp
2416 [e]בְּחַיֵּיהֶ֔ם
while they livePrep-b | N-mpc | 3mp
310 [e]וְאַחֲרָ֖יו
and after that [they go]Conj-w | Prep | 3ms
413 [e]אֶל־
4191 [e]הַמֵּתִֽים׃
the deadArt | V-Qal-Prtcpl-mp

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 9:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
זֶ֣ה ׀ רָ֗ע בְּכֹ֤ל אֲשֶֽׁר־נַעֲשָׂה֙ תַּ֣חַת הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ כִּֽי־מִקְרֶ֥ה אֶחָ֖ד לַכֹּ֑ל וְגַ֣ם לֵ֣ב בְּֽנֵי־הָ֠אָדָם מָלֵא־רָ֨ע וְהֹולֵלֹ֤ות בִּלְבָבָם֙ בְּחַיֵּיהֶ֔ם וְאַחֲרָ֖יו אֶל־הַמֵּתִֽים׃

קהלת 9:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
זה ׀ רע בכל אשר־נעשה תחת השמש כי־מקרה אחד לכל וגם לב בני־האדם מלא־רע והוללות בלבבם בחייהם ואחריו אל־המתים׃

קהלת 9:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
זה ׀ רע בכל אשר־נעשה תחת השמש כי־מקרה אחד לכל וגם לב בני־האדם מלא־רע והוללות בלבבם בחייהם ואחריו אל־המתים׃

קהלת 9:3 Hebrew Bible
זה רע בכל אשר נעשה תחת השמש כי מקרה אחד לכל וגם לב בני האדם מלא רע והוללות בלבבם בחייהם ואחריו אל המתים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.

King James Bible
This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live--after that they go to the dead.
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