Ecclesiastes 2:17
Text Analysis
8130 [e]וְשָׂנֵ֙אתִי֙
Therefore I hatedConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
853 [e]אֶת־
2416 [e]הַ֣חַיִּ֔ים
lifeArt | N-mp
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
7451 [e]רַ֤ע
[was] distressingAdj-ms
5921 [e]עָלַי֙
to mePrep | 1cs
4639 [e]הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה
the workArt | N-ms
6213 [e]שֶׁנַּעֲשָׂ֖ה
that was donePro-r | V-Nifal-Perf-3ms
8478 [e]תַּ֣חַת
8121 [e]הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ
the sunArt | N-cs
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
3605 [e]הַכֹּ֥ל
allArt | N-ms
1892 [e]הֶ֖בֶל
[is] vanityN-ms
7469 [e]וּרְע֥וּת
and grasping forConj-w | N-fsc
7307 [e]רֽוּחַ׃
the windN-cs

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְשָׂנֵ֙אתִי֙ אֶת־הַ֣חַיִּ֔ים כִּ֣י רַ֤ע עָלַי֙ הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה שֶׁנַּעֲשָׂ֖ה תַּ֣חַת הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ כִּֽי־הַכֹּ֥ל הֶ֖בֶל וּרְע֥וּת רֽוּחַ׃

קהלת 2:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ושנאתי את־החיים כי רע עלי המעשה שנעשה תחת השמש כי־הכל הבל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 2:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ושנאתי את־החיים כי רע עלי המעשה שנעשה תחת השמש כי־הכל הבל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 2:17 Hebrew Bible
ושנאתי את החיים כי רע עלי המעשה שנעשה תחת השמש כי הכל הבל ורעות רוח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.

King James Bible
Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me. For everything is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
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