Ecclesiastes 1:13
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
5414 [e]וְנָתַ֣תִּי
wə-nā-ṯat-tî
And I setConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3820 [e]לִבִּ֗י
lib-bî,
my heartN-msc | 1cs
1875 [e]לִדְר֤וֹשׁ
liḏ-rō-wōš
to seekPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
8446 [e]וְלָתוּר֙
wə-lā-ṯūr
and search outConj-w, Prep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2451 [e]בַּֽחָכְמָ֔ה
ba-ḥā-ḵə-māh,
by wisdomPrep-b, Art | N-fs
5921 [e]עַ֛ל
‘al
concerningPrep
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
allN-msc
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
’ă-šer
thatPro-r
6213 [e]נַעֲשָׂ֖ה
na-‘ă-śāh
is doneV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
8478 [e]תַּ֣חַת
ta-ḥaṯ
underPrep
8064 [e]הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם
haš-šā-mā-yim;
heavenArt | N-mp
1931 [e]ה֣וּא ׀
ThatPro-3ms
6045 [e]עִנְיַ֣ן
‘in-yan
taskN-msc
7451 [e]רָ֗ע
rā‘,
burdensomeAdj-ms
5414 [e]נָתַ֧ן
nā-ṯan
has givenV-Qal-Perf-3ms
430 [e]אֱלֹהִ֛ים
’ĕ-lō-hîm
GodN-mp
1121 [e]לִבְנֵ֥י
liḇ-nê
to the sonsPrep-l | N-mpc
120 [e]הָאָדָ֖ם
hā-’ā-ḏām
of manArt | N-ms
6031 [e]לַעֲנ֥וֹת
la-‘ă-nō-wṯ
they may be exercisedPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
  בּֽוֹ׃
bōw.
by whichPrep | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 1:13 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְנָתַ֣תִּי אֶת־לִבִּ֗י לִדְרֹ֤ושׁ וְלָתוּר֙ בַּֽחָכְמָ֔ה עַ֛ל כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֥ר נַעֲשָׂ֖ה תַּ֣חַת הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם ה֣וּא ׀ עִנְיַ֣ן רָ֗ע נָתַ֧ן אֱלֹהִ֛ים לִבְנֵ֥י הָאָדָ֖ם לַעֲנֹ֥ות בֹּֽו׃

קהלת 1:13 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ונתתי את־לבי לדרוש ולתור בחכמה על כל־אשר נעשה תחת השמים הוא ׀ ענין רע נתן אלהים לבני האדם לענות בו׃

קהלת 1:13 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ונתתי את־לבי לדרוש ולתור בחכמה על כל־אשר נעשה תחת השמים הוא ׀ ענין רע נתן אלהים לבני האדם לענות בו׃

קהלת 1:13 Hebrew Bible
ונתתי את לבי לדרוש ולתור בחכמה על כל אשר נעשה תחת השמים הוא ענין רע נתן אלהים לבני האדם לענות בו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.

King James Bible
And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I applied my mind to seek and explore through wisdom all that is done under heaven. God has given people this miserable task to keep them occupied.
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to be exercised or to afflict them

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