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Ecclesiastes 2:5

    Ecclesiastes 2:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I made me gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I made myself gardens and fruit gardens, planting in them fruit-trees of all sorts.

    Webster's Revision

    I made me gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit;

    World English Bible

    I made myself gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I made me gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit:

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 2:5

    I made one gardens and orchards - פרדסים pardesim, "paradises." I doubt much whether this be an original Hebrew word. ferdoos, is found in the Persian and Arabic; and signifies a pleasant garden, a vineyard. Hence our word paradise, a place full of delights. How well Solomon was qualified to form gardens, orchards, vineyards, conservatories, etc., may be at once conceived when we recollect his knowledge of natural history; and that he wrote treatises on vegetables and their properties, from the cedar to the hyssop.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 2:5

    Orchards - literally, "paradises," i. e., parks or pleasure-grounds (compare Nehemiah 2:8 note). Indications of at least three of these have been pointed out; one at Jerusalem near the pool of Siloam, called "the king's garden" Nehemiah 3:15; Jeremiah 52:7; a second near Bethlehem (compare Ecclesiastes 2:6); and a third in the remote north, on the heights of Hermon Sol 4:8; Sol 8:11.