Ecclesiastes 2 :18

Ecclesiastes 2 :18 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And I hated all my labor wherein I labored under the sun, seeing that I must leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Hate had I for all my work which I had done, because the man who comes after me will have its fruits.

Webster's Revision

Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me.

World English Bible

I hated all my labor in which I labored under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who comes after me.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And I hated all my labour wherein I laboured under the sun: seeing that I must leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 2 :18

Yea - Yes; certainly.

Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :18

I hated all my labor - Because,

1. It has not answered the end for which it was instituted.

2. I can enjoy the fruits of it but a short time.

3. I must leave it to others, and know not whether a wise man, a knave, or a fool will possess it.

Barnes' Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :18

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :18

2:18 All my labour - All these riches and buildings, and other fruits of my labour, were aggravations of my misery. Because - Because I must, and that everlastingly, leave them all behind me.
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