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Ecclesiastes 2:4

    Ecclesiastes 2:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I made me great works; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I undertook great works, building myself houses and planting vine-gardens.

    Webster's Revision

    I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

    World English Bible

    I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:4

    I builded me houses - Palace after palace; the house of the forest of Lebanon, 1 Kings 7:1, etc.; a house for the queen; the temple, etc., 2 Chronicles 8:1, etc.; 1 Kings 9:10, etc., besides many other buildings of various kinds.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 2:4

    Compare 1 Kings 7:1-12; 1 Kings 9:15-19; 1 Kings 10:14-27; and 2 Chronicles 8:4.