Ecclesiastes 2 :20

Ecclesiastes 2 :20 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I took under the sun.

King James Version (KJV)

Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I took under the sun.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor wherein I had labored under the sun.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

So my mind was turned to grief for all the trouble I had taken and all my wisdom under the sun.

Webster's Revision

Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I took under the sun.

World English Bible

Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labour wherein I had laboured under the sun.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 2 :20

Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :20

I went about to cause my heart to despair - What makes all worse, there is no remedy. It is impossible in the present state of things to prevent these evils.

Barnes' Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :20

I went about - i. e., I turned from one course of action to another.

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2 :20

2:20 Despair - I gave myself up to despair of ever reaping that satisfaction which I promised to myself.
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