Ecclesiastes 2:24
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
369 [e]אֵֽין־
’ên-
Nothing [is]Adv
2896 [e]ט֤וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
betterN-ms
120 [e]בָּאָדָם֙
bā-’ā-ḏām
for a manPrep-b, Art | N-ms
398 [e]שֶׁיֹּאכַ֣ל
še-yō-ḵal
[than] that he should eatPro-r | V-Qal-Imperf-3ms
8354 [e]וְשָׁתָ֔ה
wə-šā-ṯāh,
and drinkConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms
3318 [e]וְהֶרְאָ֧ה
wə-her-’āh
and [that] should enjoyConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
5315 [e]נַפְשׁ֛וֹ
nap̄-šōw
his soulN-fsc | 3ms
2896 [e]ט֖וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
goodN-ms
5999 [e]בַּעֲמָל֑וֹ
ba-‘ă-mā-lōw;
in his laborPrep-b | N-msc | 3ms
1571 [e]גַּם־
gam-
AlsoConj
2090 [e]זֹה֙
zōh
thisPro-fs
7200 [e]רָאִ֣יתִי
rā-’î-ṯî
sawV-Qal-Perf-1cs
589 [e]אָ֔נִי
’ā-nî,
IPro-1cs
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
that [was]Conj
3027 [e]מִיַּ֥ד
mî-yaḏ
from the handPrep-m | N-fsc
430 [e]הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים
hā-’ĕ-lō-hîm
of GodArt | N-mp
1931 [e]הִֽיא׃
hî.
wasPro-3fs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:24 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אֵֽין־טֹ֤וב בָּאָדָם֙ שֶׁיֹּאכַ֣ל וְשָׁתָ֔ה וְהֶרְאָ֧ה אֶת־נַפְשֹׁ֛ו טֹ֖וב בַּעֲמָלֹ֑ו גַּם־זֹה֙ רָאִ֣יתִי אָ֔נִי כִּ֛י מִיַּ֥ד הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים הִֽיא׃

קהלת 2:24 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אין־טוב באדם שיאכל ושתה והראה את־נפשו טוב בעמלו גם־זה ראיתי אני כי מיד האלהים היא׃

קהלת 2:24 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אין־טוב באדם שיאכל ושתה והראה את־נפשו טוב בעמלו גם־זה ראיתי אני כי מיד האלהים היא׃

קהלת 2:24 Hebrew Bible
אין טוב באדם שיאכל ושתה והראה את נפשו טוב בעמלו גם זה ראיתי אני כי מיד האלהים היא׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.

King James Bible
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is nothing better for man than to eat, drink, and enjoy his work. I have seen that even this is from God's hand,
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