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Ecclesiastes 2:20

    Ecclesiastes 2:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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.

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

    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' Notes on Ecclesiastes 2:20

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

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 2:20

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