Ecclesiastes 3:9

“What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What profite hath hee that worketh, in that wherein he laboureth?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What profit has the worker in the work which he does?
- Basic English Bible

What profit hath he that worketh from that wherein he laboureth?
- Darby Bible

What profit hath he that worketh in that in which he laboreth?
- Webster's Bible

What profit has he who works in that in which he labors?
- World English Bible

What advantage hath the doer in that which he is labouring at?
- Youngs Literal Bible

What profit hath he that worketh in that he laboureth?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 3:9

3:9 What profit - Seeing then all events are out of man's power, and no man can do or enjoy any thing at his pleasure, but only when God pleaseth, as has been shewed in many particulars, and is as true and certain in all others, hence it follows, that all men's labours, without God's blessing, are unprofitable, and utterly insufficient to make them happy.

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 3

  • Richard Ankrah for verse 11
    It is satifying to know that God has hidden the mystery of how He created all things and continually does HIS things to His glory alone least man may boast of imitating what God has done.At His own time, place, how, when and who He chooses is what man cannot understand it. Esther was a Jew but God changed her status just like Joseph, Jabez, Daniel and all those known in the Bible. Whatever God had done does not make sense to man and so will it be.
  • April Sims for verse 15
    ..."already has been. nation against nation." ..."that which is to be already has been." Sodom and Gomorrah. "and God will call the Pass to account" He will allow the history to repeat itself.
  • Truly indeed as of now no one people is looking for the heart of Jesus Christ except to those people to has a calling of Him.our world is to much panished by Him in Jeremiah 5:3 clearly says in Jeremiah we are hard headed we are continuously doing what is in good to our self, we do see for God goodness because we love our flesh of the sin.flesh that created a sin in us. the Lord God's commandent to us: my dear brethrens in Christ we must turn away from the evils works or any evils form we must aware for his do in us and take a looked of Jesus Christ heart. hold this verse so that we have a strong hold on our God.use it in every daily life's. Proverbs 3:5-6. Thrust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE direct you thy paths. now it's time you to look at the heart of Christ Jesus and when the time you found it,tell to others so they also looking for what Jesus did on the Cross of Calvary. God bless everyone.
  • Bright Emmanuel
    God times is the best, no matter what devils has done. We need to wait till God finish what he started in Us
  • Banimibo-ofori Jack for verse 11
    God has made everything beautiful only in His time. God 's timing brings about satisfaction. So it is needful for us to always wait upon Him until He says "Move on child. It is time ". Otherwise it is wise to be still, to wait for His time. Until we are still we may not know the power of God. It is written in Psalms 46:10 "Be still, and know that that I am God. " The time we spend waiting is God 's time. Praise God.
  • Rick
    There is a time for everything. Time to share gospel. Many christians forgotten that they should have good testimony by daily devotion in discovering God 's goodness, mercy and love. Experience first hand in walk with God. They should have good testimony to share. A good testimony wins non-christians much easily than by merely telling. There 's a balance. we should be our Lord 's Good Servants to have good testimony starting from our own families. That anyone could be won over without any doubts. All glory and honour to our Gracious Lord Jesus.

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