Ecclesiastes 6:1
New International Version
I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on mankind:

New Living Translation
There is another serious tragedy I have seen under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity.

English Standard Version
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind:

Berean Study Bible
There is another evil I have seen under the sun, and it weighs heavily upon mankind:

King James Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:

New King James Version
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:

New American Standard Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is widespread among mankind:

NASB 1995
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men—

NASB 1977
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men—

Amplified Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it weighs heavily on men:

Christian Standard Bible
Here is a tragedy I have observed under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Here is a tragedy I have observed under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity:

American Standard Version
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy upon men:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is evil that I have seen under the sun, and it is great upon the children of man

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is abundant with man:

Contemporary English Version
There is something else terribly unfair, and it troubles everyone on earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is also another evil, which I have seen under the sun, and that frequent among men:

English Revised Version
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy upon men:

Good News Translation
I have noticed that in this world a serious injustice is done.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is a tragedy that I have seen under the sun. It is a terrible one for mortals.

International Standard Version
There exists another misfortune that I have observed on earth, and it is a heavy burden upon human beings:

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy upon men:

Literal Standard Version
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it [is] great on man:

NET Bible
Here is another misfortune that I have seen on earth, and it weighs heavily on people:

New Heart English Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy on men:

World English Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy on men:

Young's Literal Translation
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it is great on man:

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Futility of Life
1There is another evil I have seen under the sun, and it weighs heavily upon mankind: 2God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires; but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a grievous affliction.…

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 5:13
There is a grievous evil I have seen under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,

Ecclesiastes 6:2
God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires; but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a grievous affliction.


Treasury of Scripture

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:









VI.

(1) Common among.--Rather, heavy upon. In this section it is remarked how even when riches remain with a man to the end of his life they may fail to bring him any real happiness.

Verses 1-6. - Section 9. Koheleth proceeds to illustrate the fact which he stated at the end of the last chapter, viz. that the possession and enjoyment of wealth are alike the free gift of God. We may see men possessed of all the gifts of fortune, yet denied the faculty of enjoying them. Hence we again conclude that wealth cannot secure happiness. Verse 1. - There is an evil which I have seen under the sun. The writer presents his personal experience, that which has fallen under his own observation (comp. Ecclesiastes 5:13; Ecclesiastes 10:5). And it is common among men. Rab, Translated "common," like πολὺς ιν Greek, is used of number and of degree; hence there is some doubt about its meaning here. The Septuagint has πολλή, the Vulgate frequens. Taking into account the fact that the circumstance stated is not one of general experience, we must receive the adjective in its tropical signification, and render, And it is great [lies heavily] upon men. Comp. Ecclesiastes 8:6, where the same word is used, and the preposition עַל is rather "upon" than "among" (Isaiah 24:20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There is
יֵ֣שׁ (yêš)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

another evil
רָעָ֔ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

I have seen
רָאִ֖יתִי (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

under
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

the sun,
הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ (haš·šā·meš)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 8121: The sun, the east, a ray, a notched battlement

and it
הִ֖יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

weighs heavily
וְרַבָּ֥ה (wə·rab·bāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

upon
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

mankind:
הָאָדָֽם׃ (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being


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