Parallel Verses

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?

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 at 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?

Amplified

For what does a man get from all his labor and from the striving and sorrow of his heart with which he labors 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?

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?

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

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 2:22

Context Readings

Is There Real Happiness In Life?

21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, and with knowledge, and with skilfulness; yet to a man that hath not labored therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil. 22 For what hath a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboreth under the sun? 23 For all his days are but'sorrows, and his travail is grief; yea, even in the night his heart taketh no rest. This also is vanity.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:3

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

Ecclesiastes 3:9

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?

Psalm 127:2

It is vain for you to rise up early, To take rest late, To eat the bread of toil; For'so he giveth unto his beloved sleep.

Proverbs 16:26

The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him thereto .

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is one that is alone, and he hath not a second; yea, he hath neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labor, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches. For whom then,'saith he , do I labor, and deprive my soul of good? This also is vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he is sore vexed, and hath sickness and wrath.

Ecclesiastes 6:7-8

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Ecclesiastes 8:15

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that shall abide with him in his labor all the days of his life which God hath given him under the sun.

Matthew 6:11

Give us this day our daily bread.

Matthew 6:25

Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?

Matthew 6:34

Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 16:26

For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?

Luke 12:22

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

Luke 12:29

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

Philippians 4:6

In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Timothy 6:8

but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.

1 Peter 5:7

casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you.

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