Ecclesiastes 2 :13

Ecclesiastes 2 :13 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Then I saw that wisdom is better than foolish ways--as the light is better than the dark.

Webster's Revision

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

World English Bible

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 2 :13

Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :13

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly - Though in none of these pursuits I found the supreme good, the happiness my soul longed after; yet I could easily perceive that wisdom excelled the others, as far as light excels darkness. And he immediately subjoins the reasons.

Barnes's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :13

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :13

2:13 I saw - I allowed thus much. Although wisdom is not sufficient to make men happy, yet it is of a far greater use than vain pleasures, or any other follies.
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