Ecclesiastes 2:15
559 [e]   15
wə·’ā·mar·tî   15
וְאָמַ֨רְתִּֽי   15
So said   15
Conj‑w | V‑Qal‑ConjPerf‑1cs   15
589 [e]
’ă·nî
אֲנִ֜י
I
Pro‑1cs
  
 

 
 
 3820 [e]
bə·lib·bî,
בְּלִבִּ֗י
in my heart
Prep‑b | N‑msc | 1cs
4745 [e]
kə·miq·rêh
כְּמִקְרֵ֤ה
as it happens to
Prep‑k | N‑msc
  
 

 
 
 3684 [e]
hak·kə·sîl
הַכְּסִיל֙
the fool
Art | N‑ms
1571 [e]
gam-
גַּם־
also
Conj
589 [e]
’ă·nî
אֲנִ֣י
me
Pro‑1cs
7136 [e]
yiq·rê·nî,
יִקְרֵ֔נִי
it happens to
V‑Qal‑Imperf‑3ms | 1cs
4100 [e]
wə·lām·māh
וְלָ֧מָּה
and why
Conj‑w | Interrog
  
 
؟
 
 
 2449 [e]
ḥā·ḵam·tî
חָכַ֛מְתִּי
was wise
V‑Qal‑Perf‑1cs
589 [e]
’ă·nî
אֲנִ֖י
I
Pro‑1cs
227 [e]
’āz
אָ֣ז
then
Adv
3148 [e]
yō·w·ṯêr;
יוֹתֵ֑ר
more
N‑ms
1696 [e]
wə·ḏib·bar·tî
וְדִבַּ֣רְתִּי
and I said
Conj‑w | V‑Piel‑ConjPerf‑1cs
  
 

 
 
 3820 [e]
ḇə·lib·bî,
בְלִבִּ֔י
in my heart
Prep‑b | N‑msc | 1cs
1571 [e]
šeg·gam-
שֶׁגַּם־
also
Pro‑r | Conj
2088 [e]
zeh
זֶ֖ה
this
Pro‑ms
  
 
.
 
 
 1892 [e]
hā·ḇel.
הָֽבֶל׃
[is] vanity
N‑ms








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I said to myself , “ What happens to the fool will also happen to me. Why then have I been overly wise? ” And I said to myself that this is also futile.

New American Standard Bible
Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."

King James Bible
Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also [is] vanity.
Parallel Verses
International Standard Version
Then I told myself, "Whatever happens to the fool will happen also to me. Therefore what's the point in being so wise?" And I told myself that this also is pointless.

American Standard Version
Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then said I in my heart, that this also is vanity.

Young's Literal Translation
and I said in my heart, 'As it happeneth with the fool, it happeneth also with me, and why am I then more wise?' And I spake in my heart, that also this is vanity:
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