Ecclesiastes 5:12
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
4966 [e]מְתוּקָה֙
mə-ṯū-qāh
[is] sweetAdj-fs
8142 [e]שְׁנַ֣ת
šə-naṯ
the sleepN-fsc
5647 [e]הָעֹבֵ֔ד
hā-‘ō-ḇêḏ,
of a laboring manArt | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
WhetherConj
4592 [e]מְעַ֥ט
mə-‘aṭ
littleAdj-ms
518 [e]וְאִם־
wə-’im-
orConj-w | Conj
7235 [e]הַרְבֵּ֖ה
har-bêh
muchV-Hifil-InfAbs
398 [e]יֹאכֵ֑ל
yō-ḵêl;
he eatsV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
7647 [e]וְהַשָּׂבָע֙
wə-haś-śā-ḇā‘
but the abundanceConj-w, Art | N-ms
6223 [e]לֶֽעָשִׁ֔יר
le-‘ā-šîr,
of the richPrep-l, Art | Adj-ms
369 [e]אֵינֶ֛נּוּ
’ê-nen-nū
notAdv | 3ms
3240 [e]מַנִּ֥יחַֽ
man-nî-aḥ
will permitV-Hifil-Prtcpl-ms
  ל֖וֹ
lōw
himPrep | 3ms
3462 [e]לִישֽׁוֹן׃
lî-šō-wn.
to sleepPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 5:12 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
מְתוּקָה֙ שְׁנַ֣ת הָעֹבֵ֔ד אִם־מְעַ֥ט וְאִם־הַרְבֵּ֖ה יֹאכֵ֑ל וְהַשָּׂבָע֙ לֶֽעָשִׁ֔יר אֵינֶ֛נּוּ מַנִּ֥יחַֽ לֹ֖ו לִישֹֽׁון׃

קהלת 5:12 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
מתוקה שנת העבד אם־מעט ואם־הרבה יאכל והשבע לעשיר איננו מניח לו לישון׃

קהלת 5:12 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
מתוקה שנת העבד אם־מעט ואם־הרבה יאכל והשבע לעשיר איננו מניח לו לישון׃

קהלת 5:12 Hebrew Bible
מתוקה שנת העבד אם מעט ואם הרבה יאכל והשבע לעשיר איננו מניח לו לישון׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.

King James Bible
The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.
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