Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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:

Holman Bible

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

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.

Amplified

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

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;

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.

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 
Usage: 115

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

me houses
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

נטע 
Nata` 
Usage: 58

References

Context Readings

Qohelet's Investigation Of Personal Accomplishment

3 I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their life. 4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards; 5 I made me gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit;


Cross References

1 Kings 7:1-12

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

Genesis 11:4

And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14

lest, when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

2 Samuel 18:18

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself the pillar, which is in the king's dale; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name; and it is called Absalom's monument, unto this day.

1 Kings 9:1

And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of Jehovah, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

1 Kings 10:19-20

There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.

1 Kings 15:19

There is a league between me and thee, between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

1 Chronicles 27:27

and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: and over the increase of the vineyards for the wine-cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite:

2 Chronicles 8:1-6

And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of Jehovah, and his own house,

2 Chronicles 8:11

And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that 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, whereunto the ark of Jehovah hath come.

2 Chronicles 26:10

And he built towers in the wilderness, and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much cattle; in the lowland also, and in the plain: and he had husbandmen and vinedressers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved husbandry.

Psalm 49:11

Their inward thought is, that their houses'shall continue for ever, And their dwelling-places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names.

Song of Songs 1:14

My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna-flowers In the vineyards of En-gedi.

Song of Songs 7:12

Let us get up early to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine hath budded, And its blossom is open, And the pomegranates are in flower: There will I give thee my love.

Song of Songs 8:11-12

Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He let out the vineyard unto keepers; Every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

Isaiah 5:1

Let me sing for my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved had a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

Daniel 4:30

The king spake and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling-place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

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