Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

I perceived

Bible References

I gave

Ecclesiastes 1:13
And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven (this sore travail God has given to the sons of man that they be occupied in it).
Ecclesiastes 2:3
I proposed in my heart to regale my flesh with wine and that my heart would walk in wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, until I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
Ecclesiastes 7:23
All this I have proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise, but it was far from me.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Examine all things; retain that which is good.

I perceived

Ecclesiastes 2:10
And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.

General references

Ecclesiastes 1:14
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Ecclesiastes 6:11
Certainly the many words multiply vanity, what more does man have?