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Ecclesiastes 2:23

    Ecclesiastes 2:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yes, his heart takes not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For all his days are but'sorrows, and his travail is grief; yea, even in the night his heart taketh no rest. This also is vanity.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All his days are sorrow, and his work is full of grief. Even in the night his heart has no rest. This again is to no purpose.

    Webster's Revision

    For all his days are but'sorrows, and his travail is grief; yea, even in the night his heart taketh no rest. This also is vanity.

    World English Bible

    For all his days are sorrows, and his travail is grief; yes, even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For all his days are but sorrows, and his travail is grief; yea, even in the night his heart taketh no rest. This also is vanity.

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 2:23

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:23

    His days are sorrows - What a picture of human life where the heart is not filled with the peace and love of God! All his days are sorrows; all his labors griefs; all his nights restless; for he has no portion but merely what earth can give; and that is embittered by the labor of acquisition, and the disappointment in the using.

    This is also vanity - Emptiness of good and substantial misery.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 2:23

    Are sorrows ... grief - Rather, sorrows and grief are his toil. See Ecclesiastes 1:13.