Ecclesiastes 2:15

“Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 2:15

Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the foole, so it happeneth euen to me, and why was I then more wise? then I said in my heart, That this also is vanitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise? So I said to myself, "This too is vanity.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then said I in my heart, that this also is vanity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then said I in my heart: As it comes to the foolish man, so will it come to me; so why have I been wise overmuch? Then I said in my heart: This again is to no purpose.
- Basic English Bible

And I said in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool so will it happen even to me; and why was I then so wise? Then I said in my heart that this also is vanity.
- Darby Bible

Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
- Webster's Bible

Then I said in my heart, "As it happens to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise?" Then I said in my heart that this also is vanity.
- World English Bible

and I said in my heart, `As it happeneth with the fool, it happeneth also with me, and why am I then more wise?' And I spake in my heart, that also this [is] vanity:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then said I in my heart: 'As it happeneth to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise?' Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:15

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 2:15


2:15 Why - What benefit have I by my wisdom?


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