Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

What the profit to a man in all the labor he will labor under the sun?

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

Holman Bible

What does a man gain for all his efforts
that he labors at under the sun?

International Standard Version

What does a man gain from all of the work that he undertakes on earth?

A Conservative Version

What profit has man from all his labor in which he labors under the sun?

American Standard Version

What profit hath man of all his labor wherein he laboreth under the sun?

Amplified


What advantage does man have from all his work
Which he does under the sun (while earthbound)?

Bible in Basic English

What is a man profited by all his work which he does under the sun?

Darby Translation

What profit hath man of all his labour wherewith he laboureth under the sun?

King James 2000

What profit has a man of all his labor which he takes under the sun?

Lexham Expanded Bible

What does a person gain in all his toil with which he toils under the sun?

Modern King James verseion

What is the profit to a man in all his labor which he labors under the sun?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For what else hath a man, of all the labor that he taketh under the Sun?

NET Bible

What benefit do people get from all the effort which they expend on earth?

New Heart English Bible

What does man gain from all his labor in which he labors under the sun?

The Emphasized Bible

What profit hath Man, in all his toil wherewith he toileth under the sun?

Webster

What profit hath a man of all his labor, which he taketh under the sun?

World English Bible

What does man gain from all his labor in which he labors under the sun?

Youngs Literal Translation

What advantage is to man by all his labour that he laboureth at under the sun?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יתרון 
Yithrown 
Usage: 10

hath a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

עמל 
`amal 
Usage: 11

References

Context Readings

All Toil Is Profitless And Repetitious

2 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; vanity of vanities, all vanity. 3 What the profit to a man in all the labor he will labor under the sun? 4 A generation went away, and a generation came: and the earth stood forever.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 2:11

And I looked upon all my works my hands made, and upon the labor I labored to do, and behold, all vanity and striving of the spirit, and no profit under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 3:9

What the excellence of him working in what he labored?

Ecclesiastes 5:16

And also this an evil making sick, wholly as he came so shall he go: and what to him he shall labor for the wind?

Ecclesiastes 2:22

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

Proverbs 23:4-5

Thou shalt not labor to become rich: cease from thy wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 2:19

And who shall know whether he shall be wise or foolish? And he shall have dominion over all my labor which I labored, and was wise under the sun. Also this is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 4:3

And good above them two which were not yet, which saw not the evil work which was done under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 4:7

And I turned back, and I shall see vanity under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Behold, what I saw: good, which is beautiful to eat and to drink, and to see good in all his labor that he will labor under the sun the number of the days of his life, which God gave to him; for this his portion.

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who shall know what is for man in life, the number of the days of the life of his vanity, and he will make them as a shadow? for who shall announce to man what shall be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and a remainder to those seeing the sun.

Ecclesiastes 8:15-17

And I praised joy, because there is no good to man under the sun but to eat and to drink, and to rejoice: for this shall lodge with him in his labor the days of his life which God gave to him under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This an evil in all being done under the sun, thus one event is to all: and also the heart of the sons of man being full of evil, and folly in their heart in their living, and after it to their deaths.

Ecclesiastes 9:6

Also their love, also their hatred, also their envy perished already; and no more portion to them forever in all which was done under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 9:13

Also this I saw, the wisdom under the sun, and it was great to me:

Isaiah 55:2

Wherefore will ye weigh silver without bread? and your labour not for fulness? hearing, hear ye to me, and eat good, and your soul shall delight in fatness.

Habakkuk 2:13

Behold, is it not from Jehovah of armies, and the peoples shall labor in a sufficiency of fire, and the peoples shall be wearied in a sufficiency of emptiness?

Habakkuk 2:18

What profited the carved image that he forming it carved it? the molten image and he teaching falsehood, that the former of his forming trusted upon it to make nothings being dumb?

Matthew 16:26

For what is a man profited, if he should gain the whole world, and injure his soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Mark 8:36-37

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and injure his soul

John 6:27

Work not for food perishing, but food remaining to eternal life, which the Son of man will give you: for him God the Father sealed.

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