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

  • Claude perea
    Jesus our Lord is all knowing all wise and all power yet most people in this life don't care to know him This I Would Say Is TRULY vanity
  • A disciple
    Pauson; this is something that many of us were taught, by those who didn't know themselves! The fact is, that Solomon had asked the LORD for this wisdom to be able to feed the people with knowledge and understanding. "The Preacher;" which is most accurately interpreted, "The Summoner, (one who calls to assembly);" was written for awakening men out of the vanities of this life, to bring them to God
  • Pauson
    Solomon could not understand his purpise of living. He served his interests rather than thinking about his legacy. All is vanity without christ.
  • Chris Powell
    All that we seek and have is vanity, listen to what the Lord is saying. We can own everything in this world but will never be satisfied.
  • A disciple
    Billy B. Yes, I think those are good points. Something more you may find interesting; when we think of Ecclesiastes as God's Spirit in Solomon preaching to His people Israel, and summoning them to the great Assembly of the Saved; of all the distractions, cares and pleasures of this life; of all the vanity and vexation of spirit; how do we consider, "What will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
  • Billy b
    So what I get out of it is that no matter how great or how strong and big Jesus makes us where only made in his image we are not perfect the point is not to focus on the bad but to show God loves us all and came for sinners

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