Parallel Strong'sHolman Christian Standard BibleI said to myself , “ Go ahead, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy what is good.” But it turned out to be futile.
New American Standard BibleI said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.
King James BibleI said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also [is] vanity.
Parallel VersesInternational Standard Version
I told myself, "I will test you with pleasure, so enjoy yourself." But this was pointless.
American Standard Version
I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also was vanity.
Young's Literal Translation
I said in my heart, 'Pray, come, I try thee with mirth, and look thou on gladness;' and lo, even it is vanity.
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