Parallel Verses

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 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?

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 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?

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, with knowledge, and with skillfulness; yet he shall leave it for his portion to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. 22 For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun? 23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail is grief; yes, even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 1:3

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

Ecclesiastes 3:9

What profit has he who works in that in which he labors?

Psalm 127:2

It is vain for you to rise up early, to stay up late, eating the bread of toil; for he gives sleep to his loved ones.

Proverbs 16:26

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

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

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is one who is alone, and he has neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his labor, neither are his eyes satisfied with wealth. For whom then, do I labor, and deprive my soul of enjoyment? This also is vanity, yes, it is a miserable business.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

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

Ecclesiastes 5:17

All his days he also eats in darkness, he is frustrated, and has 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 has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that will accompany him in his labor all the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.

Matthew 6:11

Give us today our daily bread.

Matthew 6:25

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious 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 life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

Luke 12:22

He said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear.

Luke 12:29

Do not seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

1 Timothy 6:8

But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.

1 Peter 5:7

casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.

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