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Ecclesiastes 2:17

    Ecclesiastes 2:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 2:17

    Wrought - Worked; made.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:17

    Therefore I hated life - את החיים et hachaiyim, the lives, both of the wise, the mad man, and the fool. Also all the stages of life, the child, the man, and the sage. There was nothing in it worth pursuing, no period worth re-living and no hope that if this were possible I could again be more successful.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 2:17

    I hated life - Compare this expression, extorted from Solomon by the perception of the vanity of his wisdom and greatness, with Romans 8:22-23. The words of Moses Numbers 11:15, and of Job JObadiah 3:21; Job 6:9, are scarcely less forcible. With some people, this feeling is a powerful motive to conversion Luke 14:26.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.