Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

New American Standard Bible

Then I became great and increased more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also stood by me.

King James Version

So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

Holman Bible

So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem; my wisdom also remained with me.

International Standard Version

So I became great, greater than anyone who had lived before me in Jerusalem. Throughout all of this, I remained wise.

A Conservative Version

So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me.

Amplified

So I became great and excelled more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me.

Bible in Basic English

And I became great; increasing more than all who had been before me in Jerusalem, and my wisdom was still with me.

Darby Translation

And I became great, and increased more than all that had been before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

Julia Smith Translation

And I was magnified and increased more than all being before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom stood to me.

King James 2000

So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Thus, {I accomplished far more} than anyone who [was] before me in Jerusalem--indeed, my wisdom stood by me.

Modern King James verseion

I was great and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem; also my wisdom remained with me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Shortly, I was greater and in more worship, than all my predecessors in Jerusalem. For wisdom remained with me:

NET Bible

So I was far wealthier than all my predecessors in Jerusalem, yet I maintained my objectivity:

New Heart English Bible

So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me.

The Emphasized Bible

So I became great, and increased, more than any one who had been before me in Jerusalem, - moreover, my wisdom, remained with me;

Webster

So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

World English Bible

So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I became great, and increased above every one who had been before me in Jerusalem; also, my wisdom stood with me.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So I was great
גּדל 
Gadal 
Usage: 115

and increased
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

me in Jerusalem
ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

References

Verse Info

Context Readings

Qohelet's Investigation Of Personal Accomplishment

8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces; I gat me men-singers and women-singers, and the delights of the sons of men, musical instruments, and that of all sorts. 9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me. 10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them; I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced because of all my labor; and this was my portion from all my labor.


Cross References

1 Chronicles 29:25

And Jehovah magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.

Ecclesiastes 1:16

I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I have gotten me great wisdom above all that were before me in Jerusalem; yea, my heart hath had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

1 Kings 3:12

behold, I have done according to thy word: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there hath been none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

1 Kings 10:7

Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me; thy wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame which I heard.

1 Kings 10:23

So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

2 Chronicles 1:1

And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Jehovah his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

2 Chronicles 9:22-23

So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

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