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Ecclesiastes 6:11

    Ecclesiastes 6:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Seeing there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There are words without number for increasing what is to no purpose, but what is man profited by them?

    Webster's Revision

    Seeing there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

    World English Bible

    For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 6:11

    Things - Namely, the various circumstances detailed in the foregoing chapters, from the Preacher's personal experience, and his observation of other people, ending with the comprehensive declaration in Ecclesiastes 6:10 to the effect that vanity is an essential part of the constitution of creation as it now exists, and was foreknown.

    What is man the better? - Rather, what is profitable to man?

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 6:11

    6:11 Seeing - This seems to be added as a conclusion from all the foregoing chapter s; seeing not only man is a vain creature in himself, but there are also many other things, which instead of diminishing, do but increase this vanity, as wisdom, pleasure, power, wealth; seeing even the good things of this life bring so much toil, and cares, and fears, with them. The better - By all that he can either desire or enjoy here?