Ecclesiastes 2:12
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
6437 [e]וּפָנִ֤יתִֽי
ū-p̄ā-nî-ṯî
And turnedConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
589 [e]אֲנִי֙
’ă-nî
IPro-1cs
7200 [e]לִרְא֣וֹת
lir-’ō-wṯ
to considerPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2451 [e]חָכְמָ֔ה
ḥāḵ-māh
wisdomN-fs
1947 [e]וְהוֹלֵל֖וֹת
wə-hō-w-lê-lō-wṯ
and madnessConj-w | N-fp
5531 [e]וְסִכְל֑וּת
wə-siḵ-lūṯ;
and follyConj-w | N-fs
3588 [e]כִּ֣י ׀
forConj
4100 [e]מֶ֣ה
meh
what [can do]Interrog
120 [e]הָאָדָ֗ם
hā-’ā-ḏām,
the manArt | N-ms
935 [e]שֶׁיָּבוֹא֙
še-yā-ḇō-w
who succeedsPro-r | V-Qal-Imperf-3ms
310 [e]אַחֲרֵ֣י
’a-ḥă-rê
afterPrep
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ,
the kingArt | N-ms
853 [e]אֵ֥ת
’êṯ
-DirObjM
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
[Only] whatPro-r
3528 [e]כְּבָ֖ר
kə-ḇār
alreadyAdv
6213 [e]עָשֽׂוּהוּ׃
‘ā-śū-hū.
he has doneV-Qal-Perf-3cp | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:12 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וּפָנִ֤יתִֽי אֲנִי֙ לִרְאֹ֣ות חָכְמָ֔ה וְהֹולֵלֹ֖ות וְסִכְל֑וּת כִּ֣י ׀ מֶ֣ה הָאָדָ֗ם שֶׁיָּבֹוא֙ אַחֲרֵ֣י הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ אֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר־כְּבָ֖ר עָשֽׂוּהוּ׃

קהלת 2:12 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ופניתי אני לראות חכמה והוללות וסכלות כי ׀ מה האדם שיבוא אחרי המלך את אשר־כבר עשוהו׃

קהלת 2:12 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ופניתי אני לראות חכמה והוללות וסכלות כי ׀ מה האדם שיבוא אחרי המלך את אשר־כבר עשוהו׃

קהלת 2:12 Hebrew Bible
ופניתי אני לראות חכמה והוללות וסכלות כי מה האדם שיבוא אחרי המלך את אשר כבר עשוהו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So I turned to consider wisdom, madness and folly; for what will the man do who will come after the king except what has already been done?

King James Bible
And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I turned to consider wisdom, madness, and folly, for what will the man be like who comes after the king? He will do what has already been done.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

i turned

Ecclesiastes 1:17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: …

Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, …

even that which hath already been done

Ecclesiastes 2:25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?

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