Ecclesiastes 1:17
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
5414 [e]וָאֶתְּנָ֤ה
wā-’et-tə-nāh
And I setConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cs | 3fs
3820 [e]לִבִּי֙
lib-bî
my heartN-msc | 1cs
3045 [e]לָדַ֣עַת
lā-ḏa-‘aṯ
to knowPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2451 [e]חָכְמָ֔ה
ḥāḵ-māh
wisdomN-fs
3045 [e]וְדַ֥עַת
wə-ḏa-‘aṯ
and to knowConj-w | V-Qal-Inf
1947 [e]הוֹלֵל֖וֹת
hō-w-lê-lō-wṯ
madnessN-fp
5531 [e]וְשִׂכְל֑וּת
wə-śiḵ-lūṯ;
and follyConj-w | N-fs
3045 [e]יָדַ֕עְתִּי
yā-ḏa‘-tî
I perceivedV-Qal-Perf-1cs
1571 [e]שֶׁגַּם־
šeg-gam-
that alsoPro-r | Conj
2088 [e]זֶ֥ה
zeh
thisPro-ms
1931 [e]ה֖וּא
isPro-3ms
7475 [e]רַעְי֥וֹן
ra‘-yō-wn
grasping forN-msc
7307 [e]רֽוּחַ׃
rū-aḥ.
the windN-cs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 1:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וָאֶתְּנָ֤ה לִבִּי֙ לָדַ֣עַת חָכְמָ֔ה וְדַ֥עַת הֹולֵלֹ֖ות וְשִׂכְל֑וּת יָדַ֕עְתִּי שֶׁגַּם־זֶ֥ה ה֖וּא רַעְיֹ֥ון רֽוּחַ׃

קהלת 1:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואתנה לבי לדעת חכמה ודעת הוללות ושכלות ידעתי שגם־זה הוא רעיון רוח׃

קהלת 1:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואתנה לבי לדעת חכמה ודעת הוללות ושכלות ידעתי שגם־זה הוא רעיון רוח׃

קהלת 1:17 Hebrew Bible
ואתנה לבי לדעת חכמה ודעת הוללות ושכלות ידעתי שגם זה הוא רעיון רוח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind.

King James Bible
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I applied my mind to know wisdom and knowledge, madness and folly; I learned that this too is a pursuit of the wind.
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