Ecclesiastes 5:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1571 [e]וְגַם־
wə-ḡam-
And alsoConj-w | Conj
2090 [e]זֹה֙
zōh
thisPro-fs
7451 [e]רָעָ֣ה
rā-‘āh
evilAdj-fs
2470 [e]חוֹלָ֔ה
ḥō-w-lāh,
[is] a severeV-Qal-Prtcpl-fs
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
justN-msc
5980 [e]עֻמַּ֥ת
‘um-maṯ
exactlyPrep
935 [e]שֶׁבָּ֖א
šeb-bā
as he camePro-r | V-Qal-Perf-3ms
3651 [e]כֵּ֣ן
kên
soAdv
1980 [e]יֵלֵ֑ךְ
yê-lêḵ;
shall he goV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
4100 [e]וּמַה־
ū-mah-
And whatConj-w | Interrog
3504 [e]יִּתְר֣וֹן
yiṯ-rō-wn
profitN-ms
  ל֔וֹ
lōw,
has hePrep | 3ms
5998 [e]שֶֽׁיַּעֲמֹ֖ל
še-ya-‘ă-mōl
who has laboredPro-r | V-Qal-Imperf-3ms
7307 [e]לָרֽוּחַ׃
lā-rū-aḥ.
for the windPrep-l, Art | N-cs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 5:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְגַם־זֹה֙ רָעָ֣ה חֹולָ֔ה כָּל־עֻמַּ֥ת שֶׁבָּ֖א כֵּ֣ן יֵלֵ֑ךְ וּמַה־יִּתְרֹ֣ון לֹ֔ו שֶֽׁיַּעֲמֹ֖ל לָרֽוּחַ׃

קהלת 5:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וגם־זה רעה חולה כל־עמת שבא כן ילך ומה־יתרון לו שיעמל לרוח׃

קהלת 5:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וגם־זה רעה חולה כל־עמת שבא כן ילך ומה־יתרון לו שיעמל לרוח׃

קהלת 5:16 Hebrew Bible
וגם זה רעה חולה כל עמת שבא כן ילך ומה יתרון לו שיעמל לרוח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
This also is a grievous evil-- exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?

King James Bible
And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This too is a sickening tragedy: exactly as he comes, so he will go. What does the one gain who struggles for the wind?
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