Ecclesiastes 2:3
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
8446 [e]תַּ֣רְתִּי
tar-tî
I searchedV-Qal-Perf-1cs
3820 [e]בְלִבִּ֔י
ḇə-lib-bî,
in my heartPrep-b | N-msc | 1cs
4900 [e]לִמְשׁ֥וֹךְ
lim-šō-wḵ
[how] to gratifyPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
3196 [e]בַּיַּ֖יִן
bay-ya-yin
with winePrep-b, Art | N-ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
1320 [e]בְּשָׂרִ֑י
bə-śā-rî;
my fleshN-msc | 1cs
3820 [e]וְלִבִּ֞י
wə-lib-bî
and while my heartConj-w | N-msc | 1cs
5090 [e]נֹהֵ֤ג
nō-hêḡ
guidingV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
2451 [e]בַּֽחָכְמָה֙
ba-ḥā-ḵə-māh
with wisdomPrep-b, Art | N-fs
270 [e]וְלֶאֱחֹ֣ז
wə-le-’ĕ-ḥōz
and how to lay holdConj-w, Prep-l | V-Qal-Inf
5531 [e]בְּסִכְל֔וּת
bə-siḵ-lūṯ,
on follyPrep-b | N-fs
5704 [e]עַ֣ד
‘aḏ
untilPrep
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
tillPro-r
7200 [e]אֶרְאֶ֗ה
’er-’eh,
I might seeV-Qal-Imperf-1cs
335 [e]אֵי־
’ê-
whereInterrog
2088 [e]זֶ֨ה
zeh
that [was]Pro-ms
2896 [e]ט֜וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
[was] goodN-ms
1121 [e]לִבְנֵ֤י
liḇ-nê
for the sonsPrep-l | N-mpc
120 [e]הָאָדָם֙
hā-’ā-ḏām
of menArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֤ר
’ă-šer
thatPro-r
6213 [e]יַעֲשׂוּ֙
ya-‘ă-śū
to doV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
8478 [e]תַּ֣חַת
ta-ḥaṯ
underPrep
8064 [e]הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם
haš-šā-ma-yim,
the heavenArt | N-mp
4557 [e]מִסְפַּ֖ר
mis-par
allN-msc
3117 [e]יְמֵ֥י
yə-mê
daysN-mpc
2416 [e]חַיֵּיהֶֽם׃
ḥay-yê-hem.
of their livesN-mpc | 3mp









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 2:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
תַּ֣רְתִּי בְלִבִּ֔י לִמְשֹׁ֥וךְ בַּיַּ֖יִן אֶת־בְּשָׂרִ֑י וְלִבִּ֞י נֹהֵ֤ג בַּֽחָכְמָה֙ וְלֶאֱחֹ֣ז בְּסִכְל֔וּת עַ֣ד אֲשֶׁר־אֶרְאֶ֗ה אֵי־זֶ֨ה טֹ֜וב לִבְנֵ֤י הָאָדָם֙ אֲשֶׁ֤ר יַעֲשׂוּ֙ תַּ֣חַת הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם מִסְפַּ֖ר יְמֵ֥י חַיֵּיהֶֽם׃

קהלת 2:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
תרתי בלבי למשוך ביין את־בשרי ולבי נהג בחכמה ולאחז בסכלות עד אשר־אראה אי־זה טוב לבני האדם אשר יעשו תחת השמים מספר ימי חייהם׃

קהלת 2:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
תרתי בלבי למשוך ביין את־בשרי ולבי נהג בחכמה ולאחז בסכלות עד אשר־אראה אי־זה טוב לבני האדם אשר יעשו תחת השמים מספר ימי חייהם׃

קהלת 2:3 Hebrew Bible
תרתי בלבי למשוך ביין את בשרי ולבי נהג בחכמה ולאחז בסכלות עד אשר אראה אי זה טוב לבני האדם אשר יעשו תחת השמים מספר ימי חייהם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly, until I could see what good there is for the sons of men to do under heaven the few years of their lives.

King James Bible
I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I explored with my mind how to let my body enjoy life with wine and how to grasp folly--my mind still guiding me with wisdom--until I could see what is good for people to do under heaven during the few days of their lives.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sought

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give myself unto wine or draw myself with wine

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and to lay

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till

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all

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