Ecclesiastes 2:21
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3588 [e]כִּי־
kî-
ForConj
3426 [e]יֵ֣שׁ
yêš
there isAdv
120 [e]אָדָ֗ם
’ā-ḏām,
a manN-ms
5999 [e]שֶׁעֲמָל֛וֹ
še-‘ă-mā-lōw
whose labor [is]Pro-r | V-Qal-Perf-3ms | 3ms
2451 [e]בְּחָכְמָ֥ה
bə-ḥā-ḵə-māh
with wisdomPrep-b | N-fs
1847 [e]וּבְדַ֖עַת
ū-ḇə-ḏa-‘aṯ
and knowledgeConj-w, Prep-b | N-fs
3788 [e]וּבְכִשְׁר֑וֹן
ū-ḇə-ḵiš-rō-wn;
and skillConj-w, Prep-b | N-ms
120 [e]וּלְאָדָ֞ם
ū-lə-’ā-ḏām
and yet to a manConj-w, Prep-l | N-ms
3808 [e]שֶׁלֹּ֤א
šel-lō
who notPro-r | Adv-NegPrt
5998 [e]עָֽמַל־
‘ā-mal-
has laboredV-Qal-Perf-3ms
  בּוֹ֙
bōw
for itPrep | 3ms
5414 [e]יִתְּנֶ֣נּוּ
yit-tə-nen-nū
he must leaveV-Qal-Imperf-3ms | 3mse
2506 [e]חֶלְק֔וֹ
ḥel-qōw,
his heritageN-msc | 3ms
1571 [e]גַּם־
gam-
AlsoConj
2088 [e]זֶ֥ה
zeh
thisPro-ms
1892 [e]הֶ֖בֶל
he-ḇel
[is] vanityN-ms
7451 [e]וְרָעָ֥ה
wə-rā-‘āh
and a evilConj-w | Adj-fs
7227 [e]רַבָּֽה׃
rab-bāh.
greatAdj-fs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּי־יֵ֣שׁ אָדָ֗ם שֶׁעֲמָלֹ֛ו בְּחָכְמָ֥ה וּבְדַ֖עַת וּבְכִשְׁרֹ֑ון וּלְאָדָ֞ם שֶׁלֹּ֤א עָֽמַל־בֹּו֙ יִתְּנֶ֣נּוּ חֶלְקֹ֔ו גַּם־זֶ֥ה הֶ֖בֶל וְרָעָ֥ה רַבָּֽה׃

קהלת 2:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כי־יש אדם שעמלו בחכמה ובדעת ובכשרון ולאדם שלא עמל־בו יתננו חלקו גם־זה הבל ורעה רבה׃

קהלת 2:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כי־יש אדם שעמלו בחכמה ובדעת ובכשרון ולאדם שלא עמל־בו יתננו חלקו גם־זה הבל ורעה רבה׃

קהלת 2:21 Hebrew Bible
כי יש אדם שעמלו בחכמה ובדעת ובכשרון ולאדם שלא עמל בו יתננו חלקו גם זה הבל ורעה רבה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.

King James Bible
For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When there is a man whose work was done with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and he must give his portion to a man who has not worked for it, this too is futile and a great wrong.
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