Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

I made me pools of water, to water therefrom the forest where trees were reared;

New American Standard Bible

I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing trees.

King James Version

I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:

Holman Bible

I constructed reservoirs of water for myself from which to irrigate a grove of flourishing trees.

International Standard Version

I built for myself water reservoirs to irrigate forests that produce trees.

A Conservative Version

I made for me pools of water, to water from there the forest where trees were reared.

Amplified

I made pools of water for myself from which to water the forest and make the trees bud.

Bible in Basic English

I made pools to give water for the woods with their young trees.

Darby Translation

I made me ponds of water, to water therewith the wood, where the trees are reared.

Julia Smith Translation

I made to me pools of waters to water from them the forest, causing trees to spring forth.

King James 2000

I made myself pools of water, with which to water the forest that brings forth trees:

Lexham Expanded Bible

I made for myself pools of water from which to irrigate a grove of flourishing trees.

Modern King James verseion

I made pools of water for myself, to water the forest shooting forth trees.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I made pools of water, to water the green and fruitful trees withal.

NET Bible

I constructed pools of water for myself, to irrigate my grove of flourishing trees.

New Heart English Bible

I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared.

The Emphasized Bible

I made me pools of water, - to irrigate therefrom the thick-set saplings growing up into trees:

Webster

I made me pools of water, to water with them the wood that bringeth forth trees:

World English Bible

I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared.

Youngs Literal Translation

I made for me pools of water, to water from them a forest shooting forth trees.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
me pools
בּרכה 
B@rekah 
Usage: 17

to water
שׁקה 
Shaqah 
Usage: 60

יער 
Ya`ar 
Usage: 58

צמח 
Tsamach 
Usage: 33

Verse Info

Context Readings

Qohelet's Investigation Of Personal Accomplishment

5 I made me gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit; 6 I made me pools of water, to water therefrom the forest where trees were reared; 7 I bought men-servants and maid-servants, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of herds and flocks, above all that were before me in Jerusalem;


Cross References

Nehemiah 2:14

Then I went on to the fountain gate and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of water, That bringeth forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also doth not wither; And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Song of Songs 7:4

Thy neck is like the tower of ivory; Thine eyes as the pools in Heshbon, By the gate of Bath-rabbim; Thy nose is like the tower of Lebanon Which looketh toward Damascus.

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreadeth out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat cometh, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

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