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

  • 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.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Alie J. Matthew 1:18; "Mary was with child, by the Holy Spirit". God caused her pregnancy; She gave birth to God; came to earth in the flesh.
  • 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.
  • Benjamin Ajayi
    This is very very Educative for a devoted child of God who considered
    this world we are as vanity...all our race in the world is all but vanity.
  • Geraldine cole
    This means there is nothing new under the sun everything that is sun under the sun which mean on the earth everything has happen before and God gave the knowledge for it all
  • Christian o.
    yes , thisbook is filled with wisdom. my advice to all is that : they should live in wisdom like solomon

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