Ecclesiastes 6:11
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New International Version
The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?

King James Bible
Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

Darby Bible Translation
For there are many things that increase vanity: what is man advantaged?

World English Bible
For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man?

Young's Literal Translation
For there are many things multiplying vanity; what advantage is to man?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That which hath been is named already - The Hebrew of this verse might be translated, "Who is he who is? His name has been already called. And it is known that he is Adam; and that he cannot contend in judgment with him who is stronger than he."

"What is more excellent than man; yet can he not, in the lawe, get the victory of him that is mightier than he." - Coverdale.

Adam is his name; and it at once points out,

1. His dignity; he was made in the image of God.

2. His fall; he sinned against his Maker and was cast out of Paradise. And

3. His recovery by Christ; the second man (Adam) was the Lord from heaven, and a quickening Spirit.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ecclesiastes 1:6-9,17,18 The wind goes toward the south, and turns about to the north; it whirls about continually...

Ecclesiastes 2:3-11 I sought in my heart to give myself to wine, yet acquainting my heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly...

Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes...

Ecclesiastes 4:1-4,8,16 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed...

Ecclesiastes 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear you God.

Psalm 73:6 Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment.

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation...

i. editions of chrysostom's works. S. Joannis Chrysostomi, archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani, Opera omnia quæ exstant vel quæ ejus nomine circumferuntur, ad mss. codices Gallicos, Vaticanos, Anglicos, Germanicosque castigata, etc. Opera et studio D.Bernardi de Montfaucon, monachi ordinis S. Benedicti e congregatione S. Mauri, opem ferentibus aliis ex codem sodalitio, monachis. Greek and Latin, Paris, 1718-'38, in 13 vols., fol. This is the best edition, and the result of about twenty
St. Chrysostom—On the Priesthood

Thoughts Upon Worldly Riches. Sect. I.
HE that seriously considers the Constitution of the Christian Religion, observing the Excellency of its Doctrines, the Clearness of its Precepts, the Severity of its Threatnings, together with the Faithfulness of its Promises, and the Certainty of its Principles to trust to; such a one may justly be astonished, and admire what should be the reason that they who profess this not only the most excellent, but only true Religion in the World, should notwithstanding be generally as wicked, debauched and
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 2:15
Then I said to myself, "The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?" I said to myself, "This too is meaningless."

Ecclesiastes 6:10
Whatever exists has already been named, and what humanity is has been known; no one can contend with someone who is stronger.

Ecclesiastes 6:12
For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days they pass through like a shadow? Who can tell them what will happen under the sun after they are gone?

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