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

  • Ross
    For me, this verse alludes to a sense of presence. Savor each moment of your life as they are given to you. If you only ever want steak when soup is served, and wish only for soup while steak is being prepared, then you find yourself always dissatisfied, even though you were given everything you ever wanted. Stop clinging to the past, and quit sitting around waiting on the future. Be fashionable to the time.
  • Lu2677
    Ecc.3:14 "I know that, whatsoever God doeth,it shall be forever: nothing shall be put to it,nor any thing taken from it,and
    God doeth it: and men should fear before him." Ecclesiastes 3:17"I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous, and the wicked:for there is a time there for every purpose, and for every work."
    (Honor the Lord, he is worthy, fear him because he will judge!)
  • E.L.Sigh Sr.
    For Everyone there are seasons, the righteousness of a Man,shall line-up with the WiLL of God's favour,Grace, Mercies! God's Best Blessings to EveryOne I JHN! Amen
  • Lilian
    Every good gifts comes from above.
    There is always a season for everything and a time to every purpose under the heaven. But God provide Jesus to us to have life in abundance. Jesus the only Jehovah the Provider, the Savior, my Peace, my Healer ,my Deliverer, my Salvation my everything. Thank you Lord for the BLOOD YOU SHED FOR US. BECAUSE YOU LIVE WE SHALL LIVE ALSO TEACH US LORD TO BE BORN AG
  • Prakash Rai
    God has filled whole space of time and eternity. He is the Master and the King and the Love. He knows how to teach his people during the course of their life on earth. He knows perfect season and the right time for his people. I say not only the earth but whole universe and even heavens are meant for the people of God. Yet, no one is worthy to condemn any individual. Stand on your perfect faith in the word of God until the end.
  • Lilian
    For God's thought is higher than our thoughts and his ways are higher than our ways neither our ways is his. God has appointed time to heal us and bless us for he is God who knows his time. Only his time will work perfectly . Thank you Jesus for everything. I love you and will trust you forever. Help me to be born again in spirit all the days of my life amen

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