New International Version
I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards.
King James Bible
I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:
Darby Bible Translation
I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards;
World English Bible
I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards.
Young's Literal Translation
I made great my works, I builded for me houses, I planted for me vineyards.
Ecclesiastes 2:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I builded me houses - Palace after palace; the house of the forest of Lebanon, 1 Kings 7:1, etc.; a house for the queen; the temple, etc., 2 Chronicles 8:1, etc.; 1 Kings 9:10, etc., besides many other buildings of various kinds.
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1 Kings 7:1
It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.
Song of Solomon 8:11
Solomon had a vineyard in Baal Hamon; he let out his vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekels of silver.
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