Ecclesiastes 2:4

“I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 2:4

I made me great workes, I builded mee houses, I planted mee Uineyards.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;
- American Standard Version (1901)

I undertook great works, building myself houses and planting vine-gardens.
- Basic English Bible

I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;
- Darby Bible

I made me great works; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards:
- Webster's Bible

I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards.
- World English Bible

I made great my works, I builded for me houses, I planted for me vineyards.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 2:4

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 2:4


2:2 It is mad - This is an act of madness, more fit for fools who know nothing, than for wise men in this sinful, and dangerous, and deplorable state of mankind. What doth it - What good doth it? Or how can it make men happy? I challenge all the Epicures in the world to give me a solid answer.

2:3 To wine - To gratify myself with delicious meats and drinks. Yet - Yet resolving to use my wisdom, that I might try whether I could not arrive at satisfaction, by mixing wine and wisdom together. To lay hold - To pursue sensual pleasures, which was my folly. 'Till - 'Till I might find out the true way to contentment and satisfaction, during this mortal life.

2:6 The wood - The nurseries of young trees, which for the multitude of them were like a wood or forest.


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