Ecclesiastes 2:20



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

So I came to be in despair about everything I had accomplished on earth.

A Conservative Version

Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

So I turned around and gave my heart up to despair over all the labor of my efforts under the sun.

Bible in Basic English

So my mind was turned to grief for all the trouble I had taken and all my wisdom under the sun.

Darby Translation

Then I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour wherewith I had laboured under the sun.

Holman Bible

So I began to give myself over to despair concerning all my work I had labored at under the sun.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore my heart began to despair again regarding all the labour which I took under the sun.

Julia Smith Translation

And I turned about to let my heart despair for all the labor I labored under the sun.

King James 2000

Therefore I gave my heart up to despair of all the labor in which I toiled under the sun.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So {I began to despair} of all the toil with which I toiled under the sun.

Modern King James verseion

And I turned to cause my heart to despair over all the labor which I did under the sun.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So I turned me to refrain my mind from all such travail, as I took under the Sun:

NET Bible

So I began to despair about all the fruit of my labor for which I worked so hard on earth.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.

New simplified Bible

My heart turned to grief over all for which I had labored and all my wisdom under the sun.

The Emphasized Bible

Then resolved I, to give my heart over to despair, - concerning all the toil, wherein I had toiled, under the sun.

Webster

Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I took 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I turned round to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labour that I laboured at under the sun.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
סבב 
Cabab 
Usage: 157

to cause
יאשׁ 
Ya'ash 
Usage: 6

יאשׁ 
Ya'ash 
Usage: 6

עמל 
`amal 
Usage: 11

Context Readings

Is There Real Happiness In Life?

19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun This too is vanity. 20 Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun. 21 When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.



Cross References

Genesis 43:14

and may God Almighty grant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."

Job 17:11-15

"My days are past, my plans are torn apart, Even the wishes of my heart.

Psalm 39:6-7

"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

1 Corinthians 15:19

If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;

1 Thessalonians 3:3-4

so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.



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