Ecclesiastes 1:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I, the Teacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
I, the Teacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

NET Bible
I, the Teacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I, the spokesman, have been king of Israel in Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I Koheleth have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

American King James Version
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I Ecclesiastes was king over Israel in Jerusalem,

Darby Bible Translation
I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
I the preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
I, a preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:12-18 Solomon tried all things, and found them vanity. He found his searches after knowledge weariness, not only to the flesh, but to the mind. The more he saw of the works done under the sun, the more he saw their vanity; and the sight often vexed his spirit. He could neither gain that satisfaction to himself, nor do that good to others, which he expected. Even the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom discovered man's wickedness and misery; so that the more he knew, the more he saw cause to lament and mourn. Let us learn to hate and fear sin, the cause of all this vanity and misery; to value Christ; to seek rest in the knowledge, love, and service of the Saviour.
Study Bible
With Wisdom Comes Sorrow
11There is no remembrance of earlier things; And also of the later things which will occur, There will be for them no remembrance Among those who will come later still. 12I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 1:1
The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Ecclesiastes 7:27
"Behold, I have discovered this," says the Preacher, "adding one thing to another to find an explanation,

Ecclesiastes 12:8
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "all is vanity!"
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I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

1 Kings 4:1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel.

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