Ecclesiastes 1:1

“The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wordes of the Preacher, the son of Dauid, King in Ierusalem.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
- Basic English Bible

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
- Darby Bible

The words of the preacher, the son of David, king of Jerusalem.
- Webster's Bible

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem:
- World English Bible

Words of a preacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:
- Youngs Literal Bible

THE WORDS OF the Koheleth, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 1:1


1:1 The preacher - Who was not only a king, but also a teacher of God's people: who having sinned grievously in the eyes of all the world, thought himself obliged to publish his repentance, and to give publick warning to all, to avoid those rocks upon which he had split.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 1

  • Irene123
    1 Kgs.3:9 - Solomon asked for understanding (wisdom) in judging ALL the people, all by himself, no appointing others, as Moses did, in helping with this. Solomon was rather self-centered, but God could, and did use him, but Solomon's end was - bad. He totally left the Lord.
  • Irene123
    To Michael C. on Eccl. - God will grant you what you want; no matter if it's for His glory or your own. Solomon did not follow after the Lord as David his father did: you need to read the WHOLE chap. of 1 KGS. 11. God granted Solomon wisdom, but God KNEW why he asked for wisdom instead of a heart to follow after God. Had he asked for such a heart - God would have granted it, and wisdom.
  • Michael C.
    The Book of the Preacher, or, The Summoner; is exactly that! The Spirit searches the deep things of God, and convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. Solomon's desire, from the day he took the throne, was to worthily follow in the steps of his father, "A man after the LORD's own heart, who would fulfill all His will." His desire was to feed Israel with knowledge and wisdom from God.
  • Alie jent
    There is no new thing under
    the sun. What has happened
    or occuring in your life has
    occured before. What we
    are seeing today was there
    already. eg. Artificial
    insemination. Joseph did
    not sleep with marry but
    marry got pregnant. eg2.
    elevator: Jacob saw angels
    running to and fro in his
    dreams. Women crying for
    children. Hannah did the
    same thing.
  • Christian o.
    yes , thisbook is filled with wisdom. my advice to all is that : they should live in wisdom like solomon
  • Linda Johnson for verse 10
    I'm not really sure, it looks like it is saying history repeats itself, however,. one must read with the mind of Christ in the spirit of the living God...

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