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

  • Terry neil owens
    I think God is telling us he gives the knowledge we are searching for but they are also more sorrows that you share as you are searching.this world has its share of sorrows. Has you share witnessing with those Laden with burdens. Around you also what is now is probally a ready been. God knew it then God knows it now and He will know it tomorrow. He is the before. The now and forever Amen


  • Emelia
    What I can say is that in everything we are doing in this wold must to be done in the will of God .
  • 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.
  • 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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