Ecclesiastes 8:10
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Soוּבְכֵ֡ן
(u·ve·chen)
3651: so, thusa prim. adverb
then, I have seenרָאִיתִי֩
(ra·'i·ti)
7200: to seea prim. root
the wickedרְשָׁעִ֨ים
(re·sha·'im)
7563: wicked, criminalfrom an unused word
buried,קְבֻרִ֜ים
(ke·vu·rim)
6912: to burya prim. root
those who used to goוָבָ֗אוּ
(va·va·'u)
935: to come in, come, go in, goa prim. root
in and out from the holyקָדֹושׁ֙
(ka·do·vsh)
6918: sacred, holyfrom the same as qodesh
place,וּמִמְּקֹ֤ום
(u·mim·me·ko·vm)
4725: a standing place, placefrom qum
and they are [soon] forgottenוְיִֽשְׁתַּכְּח֥וּ
(ve·yish·tak·ke·chu)
7911: to forgeta prim. root
in the cityבָעִ֖יר
(va·'ir)
5892b: city, townof uncertain derivation
whereאֲשֶׁ֣ר
(a·sher)
834: who, which, thata prim. pronoun
they didעָשׂ֑וּ
(a·su;)
6213a: do, makea prim. root
thus.כֵּן־
(ken-)
3651: so, thusa prim. adverb
Thisזֶ֖ה
(zeh)
2088: this, herea prim. pronoun
tooגַּם־
(gam-)
1571: also, moreover, yeafrom an unused word
is futility.הָֽבֶל׃
(ha·vel.)
1892: vapor, breatha prim. root







KJV Lexicon
And so
ken  (kane)
set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) -- + after that (this, -ward, -wards), as ... as, + (for-)asmuch as yet, + be (for which) cause, + following, howbeit, in (the) like (manner, -wise), the more, right, (even) so, state, straightway, such (thing), surely, + there (where)-fore, this, thus, true, well, you.
I saw
ra'ah  (raw-aw')
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
the wicked
rasha`  (raw-shaw')
morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person -- + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.
buried
qabar  (kaw-bar')
to inter -- in any wise, bury(-ier).
who had come
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
and gone
halak  (haw-lak')
to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively)
from the place
maqowm  (maw-kome')
a standing, i.e. a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind)
of the holy
qadowsh  (kaw-doshe')
sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary -- holy (One), saint.
and they were forgotten
shakach  (shaw-kakh')
to mislay, i.e. to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention -- at all, (cause to) forget.
in the city
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
where they had so done
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
this is also vanity
hebel  (heh'bel)
emptiness or vanity; figuratively, something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb -- altogether, vain, vanity.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.

King James Bible
And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In such circumstances, I saw the wicked buried. They came and went from the holy place, and they were praised in the city where they did so. This too is futile.

International Standard Version
So I watched the wicked being entombed. They used to come in and out of the Holy Place, but now they are forgotten in the city, where they used to work. This, too, is pointless.

NET Bible
Not only that, but I have seen the wicked approaching and entering the temple, and as they left the holy temple, they boasted in the city that they had done so. This also is an enigma.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I saw wicked people given an [honorable] burial. They used to go in and out of the holy place. They were praised in the city for doing such things. Even this is pointless.

King James 2000 Bible
And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the holy place, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.
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