New Living Translation
So I said, "Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?"
King James Bible
I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
Darby Bible Translation
I said of laughter, Madness! and of mirth, What availeth it?
World English Bible
I said of laughter, "It is foolishness;" and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?"
Young's Literal Translation
Of laughter I said, 'Foolish!' and of mirth, 'What is this it is doing?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:2 It is mad - This is an act of madness, more fit for fools who know nothing, than for wise men in this sinful, and dangerous, and deplorable state of mankind. What doth it - What good doth it? Or how can it make men happy? I challenge all the Epicures in the world to give me a solid answer.
LibraryA Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep …
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3
The Eternity of Heaven's Happiness.
The Outbreak of the Arian Controversy. The Attitude of Eusebius.
Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.
A fool's laughter is quickly gone, like thorns crackling in a fire. This also is meaningless.
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