New American Standard Bible
Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.
King James Bible
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Darby Bible Translation
For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
World English Bible
For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
Young's Literal Translation
for, in abundance of wisdom is abundance of sadness, and he who addeth knowledge addeth pain.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
We become more sensible of our ignorance and impotence, and therefore sorrowful, in proportion as we discover more of the constitution of nature and the scheme of Providence in the government of the world; every discovery serving to convince us that more remains concealed of which we had no suspicion before.
LibraryThe Past and the Future
'The thing that hath been, it is that which shall he; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.'--ECCLES. i. 9. 'That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles.'--l PETER iv. 2, 3. If you will look at these two passages carefully you will, I think, see that they imply two different, and in some respects …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity.
But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.
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