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Ecclesiastes 2:18

    Ecclesiastes 2:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto 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

    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.

    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.

    Wesley's Notes 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.