Ecclesiastes 8:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
834 [e]כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר
ka-’ă-šer
WhenPrep-k | Pro-r
5414 [e]נָתַ֤תִּי
nā-ṯat-tî
I appliedV-Qal-Perf-1cs
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3820 [e]לִבִּי֙
lib-bî
my heartN-msc | 1cs
3045 [e]לָדַ֣עַת
lā-ḏa-‘aṯ
to knowPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2451 [e]חָכְמָ֔ה
ḥāḵ-māh
wisdomN-fs
7200 [e]וְלִרְאוֹת֙
wə-lir-’ō-wṯ
and to seeConj-w, Prep-l | V-Qal-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
6045 [e]הָ֣עִנְיָ֔ן
hā-‘in-yān,
the businessArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
’ă-šer
thatPro-r
6213 [e]נַעֲשָׂ֖ה
na-‘ă-śāh
is doneV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
onPrep
776 [e]הָאָ֑רֶץ
hā-’ā-reṣ;
earthArt | N-fs
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
forConj
1571 [e]גַ֤ם
ḡam
even thoughConj
3117 [e]בַּיּוֹם֙
bay-yō-wm
dayPrep-b, Art | N-ms
3915 [e]וּבַלַּ֔יְלָה
ū-ḇal-lay-lāh,
or nightConj-w, Prep-b, Art | N-ms
8142 [e]שֵׁנָ֕ה
šê-nāh
sleepN-fs
5869 [e]בְּעֵינָ֖יו
bə-‘ê-nāw
with his eyesPrep-b | N-cdc | 3ms
369 [e]אֵינֶ֥נּוּ
’ê-nen-nū
noAdv | 3ms
7200 [e]רֹאֶֽה׃
rō-’eh.
one seesV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 8:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר נָתַ֤תִּי אֶת־לִבִּי֙ לָדַ֣עַת חָכְמָ֔ה וְלִרְאֹות֙ אֶת־הָ֣עִנְיָ֔ן אֲשֶׁ֥ר נַעֲשָׂ֖ה עַל־הָאָ֑רֶץ כִּ֣י גַ֤ם בַּיֹּום֙ וּבַלַּ֔יְלָה שֵׁנָ֕ה בְּעֵינָ֖יו אֵינֶ֥נּוּ רֹאֶֽה׃

קהלת 8:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כאשר נתתי את־לבי לדעת חכמה ולראות את־הענין אשר נעשה על־הארץ כי גם ביום ובלילה שנה בעיניו איננו ראה׃

קהלת 8:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כאשר נתתי את־לבי לדעת חכמה ולראות את־הענין אשר נעשה על־הארץ כי גם ביום ובלילה שנה בעיניו איננו ראה׃

קהלת 8:16 Hebrew Bible
כאשר נתתי את לבי לדעת חכמה ולראות את הענין אשר נעשה על הארץ כי גם ביום ובלילה שנה בעיניו איננו ראה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night),

King James Bible
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the activity that is done on the earth (even though one's eyes do not close in sleep day or night),
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when I

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there is that

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