Ecclesiastes 2:22



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun?

King James Version

For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?

Holman Bible

For what does a man get with all his work and all his efforts that he labors with under the sun?

International Standard Version

For what does a person gain from everything that he accomplishes and from his inner life struggles that he undergoes while working on earth?

A Conservative Version

For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart in which he labors under the sun?

American Standard Version

For what hath a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboreth under the sun?

Amplified

For what has a man left from all his labor and from the striving and vexation of his heart in which he has toiled under the sun?

Bible in Basic English

What does a man get for all his work, and for the weight of care with which he has done his work under the sun?

Darby Translation

For what will man have of all his labour and of the striving of his heart, wherewith he hath wearied himself under the sun?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For what does man have of all his labour and of the vexation of his heart in which he has laboured under the sun?

Julia Smith Translation

For what was to man in all his labor, and in the striving of his heart, he labored under the sun?

King James 2000

For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart, with which he has labored under the sun?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For what does a person receive for all his toil and in the longing of his heart with which he toils under the sun?

Modern King James verseion

For what has man from all his labor, and from the troubling of his heart, in which he has labored under the sun?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For what getteth a man of all the labor and travail of his mind, that he taketh under the Sun,

NET Bible

What does a man acquire from all his labor and from the anxiety that accompanies his toil on earth?

New Heart English Bible

For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun?

New simplified Bible

What does a man get for all his work, and for the desire of his heart with which he has done his work under the sun?

The Emphasized Bible

For what hath the man for all his toil, and for the striving of his heart, - wherein, he himself, toiled under the sun?

Webster

For what hath man of all his labor, and of the vexation of his heart, in which he hath labored under the sun?

World English Bible

For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun?

Youngs Literal Translation

For what hath been to a man by all his labour, and by the thought of his heart that he laboured at under the sun?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הוה הוא 
Hava' 
be thou , be , shall be , may be , hath
Usage: 6

man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

and of the vexation
רעיון 
Ra`yown 
Usage: 3

היא הוּא 
Huw' 
Usage: 1716

עמל 
`amel 
Usage: 9

Verse Info

Context Readings

Is There Real Happiness In Life?

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. 22 For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun? 23 Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:3

What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 3:9

What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?

Psalm 127:2

It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

Proverbs 16:26

A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

Throughout his life he also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.

Ecclesiastes 6:7-8

All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied.

Ecclesiastes 8:15

So I commended pleasure, for there is nothing good for a man under the sun except to eat and to drink and to be merry, and this will stand by him in his toils throughout the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.

Matthew 6:11

'Give us this day our daily bread.

Matthew 6:25

"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Matthew 6:34

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 16:26

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Luke 12:22

And He said to His disciples, "For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.

Luke 12:29

"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Timothy 6:8

If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.

1 Peter 5:7

casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

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