Ecclesiastes 2:4



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself;

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

With respect to my extravagant works, I built houses for myself; I planted vineyards for myself.

A Conservative Version

I made for me great works. I built for me houses. I planted for me vineyards.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Holman Bible

I increased my achievements. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

I magnified my work; I builded to me houses; I planted to me vineyards:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

{I accomplished great things}. I built for myself houses; I planted for myself vineyards.

Modern King James verseion

I made my works great; I built houses for myself; I planted vineyards for myself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I made gorgeous fair works. I builded me houses, and planted vineyards.

NET Bible

I increased my possessions: I built houses for myself; I planted vineyards for myself.

New Heart English Bible

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

New simplified Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

I enlarged my works, - I built me houses, I planted me vineyards;

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

I made great my works, I builded for me houses, I planted for me vineyards.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I made me great
גּדל 
Gadal 
magnify , great , grow , nourish up , grow up , greater ,
Usage: 115

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

me houses
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

נטע 
Nata` 
Usage: 58

Context Readings

Qohelet's Investigation Of Personal Accomplishment

3 I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly, until I could see what good there is for the sons of men to do under heaven the few years of their lives. 4 I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself; 5 I made gardens and parks for myself and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees;


Cross References

1 Kings 7:1-12

Now Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Genesis 11:4

They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."

Deuteronomy 8:12-14

otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,

2 Samuel 18:18

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a pillar which is in the King's Valley, for he said, "I have no son to preserve my name." So he named the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom's Monument to this day.

1 Kings 9:1

Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all that Solomon desired to do,

1 Kings 10:19-20

There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.

1 Kings 15:19

"Let there be a treaty between you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a present of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me."

1 Chronicles 27:27

Shimei the Ramathite had charge of the vineyards; and Zabdi the Shiphmite had charge of the produce of the vineyards stored in the wine cellars.

2 Chronicles 8:1-6

Now it came about at the end of the twenty years in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house

2 Chronicles 8:11

Then Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the city of David to the house which he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy where the ark of the LORD has entered."

2 Chronicles 26:10

He built towers in the wilderness and hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the lowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.

Psalm 49:11

Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.

Song of Songs 1:14

"My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms In the vineyards of Engedi."

Song of Songs 7:12

"Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded And its blossoms have opened, And whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.

Song of Songs 8:11-12

"Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He entrusted the vineyard to caretakers Each one was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

Isaiah 5:1

Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.

Daniel 4:30

"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'



Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org