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

  • A disciple
    Dear Bob; I love the Book of 'The Preacher' or, 'The Summoner.' Some Bible expositors say that Ecclesiastes was a Book about Solomon's Non-Spirit filled attempt to figure out life. But what it really is, is a collection of examples used to call people to rise above this present existence, and all its vanity and vexation of spirit. The very Title of the Book implies Preaching and Calling Assembly.
  • Bob DeHaan
    I have gained much wisdom and understanding from this wonderful book called Ecclesiastes. The heart of man seeks all that is vanity in this world. We can not understand unless we give up our lives to Jesus Christ. We become new creations in Christ, seeking seeking An Eternal perspective instead of a vain and temporal perspective. Holy Spirit feed us the Bread of Life each new day!
  • Clarence Bagley
    could it be that Year's is only a myth if there is nothing new under the sun
  • Carolyn Rowe
    God gave Solomon wisdom greater than anyone before or after him, yet he ended up marrying 700 "strange " women ( heathens) who turned his heart from God to idols. Man at his best is vanity. He misuses God's gifts on his lust.
  • I perceive the knowledge of Geography as a subject already existing in full deta
    God is Omniscient. He knows everything, and we need to therefore fear Him alone who knows all things in secret and in the open, in dark or in light, in private or in public. Fear Him Alone!
  • 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

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