Ecclesiastes 2:15
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וְאָמַ֨רְתִּֽי
wə-’ā-mar-tî
So saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
589 [e]אֲנִ֜י
’ă-nî
IPro-1cs
3820 [e]בְּלִבִּ֗י
bə-lib-bî,
in my heartPrep-b | N-msc | 1cs
4745 [e]כְּמִקְרֵ֤ה
kə-miq-rêh
as it happens toPrep-k | N-msc
3684 [e]הַכְּסִיל֙
hak-kə-sîl
the foolArt | N-ms
1571 [e]גַּם־
gam-
alsoConj
589 [e]אֲנִ֣י
’ă-nî
mePro-1cs
7136 [e]יִקְרֵ֔נִי
yiq-rê-nî,
it happens toV-Qal-Imperf-3ms | 1cs
4100 [e]וְלָ֧מָּה
wə-lām-māh
and whyConj-w | Interrog
2449 [e]חָכַ֛מְתִּי
ḥā-ḵam-tî
was wiseV-Qal-Perf-1cs
589 [e]אֲנִ֖י
’ă-nî
IPro-1cs
227 [e]אָ֣ז
’āz
thenAdv
3148 [e]יוֹתֵ֑ר
yō-w-ṯêr;
moreN-ms
1696 [e]וְדִבַּ֣רְתִּי
wə-ḏib-bar-tî
and I saidConj-w | V-Piel-ConjPerf-1cs
3820 [e]בְלִבִּ֔י
ḇə-lib-bî,
in my heartPrep-b | N-msc | 1cs
1571 [e]שֶׁגַּם־
šeg-gam-
alsoPro-r | Conj
2088 [e]זֶ֖ה
zeh
thisPro-ms
1892 [e]הָֽבֶל׃
hā-ḇel.
[is] vanityN-ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:15 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאָמַ֨רְתִּֽי אֲנִ֜י בְּלִבִּ֗י כְּמִקְרֵ֤ה הַכְּסִיל֙ גַּם־אֲנִ֣י יִקְרֵ֔נִי וְלָ֧מָּה חָכַ֛מְתִּי אֲנִ֖י אָ֣ז יֹותֵ֑ר וְדִבַּ֣רְתִּי בְלִבִּ֔י שֶׁגַּם־זֶ֖ה הָֽבֶל׃

קהלת 2:15 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואמרתי אני בלבי כמקרה הכסיל גם־אני יקרני ולמה חכמתי אני אז יותר ודברתי בלבי שגם־זה הבל׃

קהלת 2:15 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואמרתי אני בלבי כמקרה הכסיל גם־אני יקרני ולמה חכמתי אני אז יותר ודברתי בלבי שגם־זה הבל׃

קהלת 2:15 Hebrew Bible
ואמרתי אני בלבי כמקרה הכסיל גם אני יקרני ולמה חכמתי אני אז יותר ודברתי בלבי שגם זה הבל׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."

King James Bible
Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I said to myself, "What happens to the fool will also happen to me. Why then have I been overly wise?" And I said to myself that this is also futile.
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then

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