Ecclesiastes 2:26
Text Analysis
3588 [e]כִּ֤י
120 [e]לְאָדָם֙
to a manPrep-l | N-ms
2896 [e]שֶׁטּ֣וֹב
who [is] goodPro-r | Adj-ms
6440 [e]לְפָנָ֔יו
in His sightPrep-l | N-cpc | 3ms
5414 [e]נָתַ֛ן
[God] givesV-Qal-Perf-3ms
2451 [e]חָכְמָ֥ה
1847 [e]וְדַ֖עַת
and knowledgeConj-w | N-fs
8057 [e]וְשִׂמְחָ֑ה
and joyConj-w | N-fs
2398 [e]וְלַחוֹטֶא֩
but to the sinnerConj-w, Prep-l, Art | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
5414 [e]נָתַ֨ן
he givesV-Qal-Perf-3ms
6045 [e]עִנְיָ֜ן
the workN-ms
622 [e]לֶאֱס֣וֹף
of gatheringPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
3664 [e]וְלִכְנ֗וֹס
and collectingConj-w, Prep-l | V-Qal-Inf
5414 [e]לָתֵת֙
that He may givePrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2896 [e]לְטוֹב֙
to [him who is] goodPrep-l | Adj-ms
6440 [e]לִפְנֵ֣י
beforePrep-l | N-cpc
430 [e]הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים
GodArt | N-mp
1571 [e]גַּם־
2088 [e]זֶ֥ה
1892 [e]הֶ֖בֶל
[is] vanityN-ms
7469 [e]וּרְע֥וּת
and grasping forConj-w | N-fsc
7307 [e]רֽוּחַ׃
the windN-cs

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:26 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּ֤י לְאָדָם֙ שֶׁטֹּ֣וב לְפָנָ֔יו נָתַ֛ן חָכְמָ֥ה וְדַ֖עַת וְשִׂמְחָ֑ה וְלַחֹוטֶא֩ נָתַ֨ן עִנְיָ֜ן לֶאֱסֹ֣וף וְלִכְנֹ֗וס לָתֵת֙ לְטֹוב֙ לִפְנֵ֣י הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים גַּם־זֶ֥ה הֶ֖בֶל וּרְע֥וּת רֽוּחַ׃

קהלת 2:26 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כי לאדם שטוב לפניו נתן חכמה ודעת ושמחה ולחוטא נתן ענין לאסוף ולכנוס לתת לטוב לפני האלהים גם־זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 2:26 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כי לאדם שטוב לפניו נתן חכמה ודעת ושמחה ולחוטא נתן ענין לאסוף ולכנוס לתת לטוב לפני האלהים גם־זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 2:26 Hebrew Bible
כי לאדם שטוב לפניו נתן חכמה ודעת ושמחה ולחוטא נתן ענין לאסוף ולכנוס לתת לטוב לפני האלהים גם זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

King James Bible
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God's sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
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