Ecclesiastes 6:9
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
2896 [e]ט֛וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
Better [is]Adj-ms
4758 [e]מַרְאֵ֥ה
mar-’êh
the sightN-msc
5869 [e]עֵינַ֖יִם
‘ê-na-yim
of the eyesN-cd
1980 [e]מֵֽהֲלָךְ־
mê-hă-lāḵ-
than the wanderingPrep-m | V-Qal-Inf
5315 [e]נָ֑פֶשׁ
nā-p̄eš;
of desireN-fs
1571 [e]גַּם־
gam-
alsoConj
2088 [e]זֶ֥ה
zeh
thisPro-ms
1892 [e]הֶ֖בֶל
he-ḇel
[is] vanityN-ms
7469 [e]וּרְע֥וּת
ū-rə-‘ūṯ
and grasping forConj-w | N-fsc
7307 [e]רֽוּחַ׃
rū-aḥ.
the windN-cs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 6:9 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
טֹ֛וב מַרְאֵ֥ה עֵינַ֖יִם מֵֽהֲלָךְ־נָ֑פֶשׁ גַּם־זֶ֥ה הֶ֖בֶל וּרְע֥וּת רֽוּחַ׃

קהלת 6:9 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
טוב מראה עינים מהלך־נפש גם־זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 6:9 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
טוב מראה עינים מהלך־נפש גם־זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

קהלת 6:9 Hebrew Bible
טוב מראה עינים מהלך נפש גם זה הבל ורעות רוח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.

King James Bible
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better what the eyes see than wandering desire. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
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