Ecclesiastes 2:17

“Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 2:17

Therefore I hated life, because the worke that is wrought vnder the Sunne is grieuous vnto mee: for all is vanitie, and vexation of spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So I hated life, because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and a striving after wind.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So I was hating life, because everything under the sun was evil to me: all is to no purpose and desire for wind.
- Basic English Bible

And I hated life; for the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
- Darby Bible

Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
- Webster's Bible

So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
- World English Bible

And I have hated life, for sad to me [is] the work that hath been done under the sun, for the whole [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun was grievous unto me; for all is vanity and a striving after wind.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:17

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 2:17


2:17 Life - My life was a burden to me. Is grievous - All human designs and works are so far from yielding me satisfaction, that the consideration of them increases my discontent.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 2

View All


Bible Options