Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
* Then I commended mirth, becauſe a man hath no better thing vnder the Sunne, then to eate and to drinke, and to be merrie: for that ſhall abide with him of his labour, the dayes of his life, which God giueth him vnder the Sunne.
אָדָם , masculine noun, ʾadam — man, mankind (value 45)
H120, אָדָם ʼâdam, aw-dam'; from H119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):—× another, hypocrite, common sort, × low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
man, human being
man, mankind (much more frequently intended sense in OT)
Adam, first man
city in Jordan valley
Used in 526 Verses, 33 Books 549  Occurrence Count
אַיִן , adverb, noun, negation, ʾayin — nothing, nought (value 61)
H369, אַיִן ʼayin, ah'-yin; as if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a nonentity; generally used as a negative particle:—else, except, fail, (father-) less, be gone, in(-curable), neither, never, no (where), none, nor, (any, thing), not, nothing, to nought, past, un(-searchable), well-nigh, without. Compare H370.
nothing, not, nought
to have not (of possession)
for lack of
Used in 686 Verses, 38 Books 787  Occurrence Count
אָכַל , verb, ʾakhal — to eat (value 51)
H398, אָכַל ʼâkal, aw-kal'; a primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively):—× at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, × freely, × in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, × quite.
to eat, devour, burn up, feed
to eat (human subject)
to eat, devour (of beasts and birds)
to devour, consume (of fire)
to devour, slay (of sword)
to devour, consume, destroy (inanimate subjects - ie, pestilence, drought)
to devour (of oppression)
to be eaten (by men)
to be devoured, consumed (of fire)
to be wasted, destroyed (of flesh)
to cause to eat, feed with
to cause to devour
to cause to eat
Used in 703 Verses, 38 Books 803  Occurrence Count
אֱלֹהִים , masculine noun, ʾelohiym — God, god (value 86)
H430, אֱלֹהִים ʼĕlôhîym, el-o-heem'; plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.
(plural intensive - singular meaning)
works or special possessions of God
the (true) God
Used in 2245 Verses, 35 Books 2582  Occurrence Count
אִם , particle, ʾim — if (value 41)
H518, אִם ʼim, eem; a primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not:—(and, can-, doubtless, if, that) (not), + but, either, + except, + more(-over if, than), neither, nevertheless, nor, oh that, or, + save (only, -ing), seeing, since, sith, + surely (no more, none, not), though, + of a truth, + unless, + verily, when, whereas, whether, while, + yet.
of possible situations
of impossible situations
if...if, whether...or, whether...or...or
Used in 931 Verses, 37 Books 1070  Occurrence Count
אֲנִי , personal pronoun, ʾaniy — I (value 61)
H589, אֲנִי ʼănîy, an-ee'; contracted from H595; I:—I, (as for) me, mine, myself, we, × which, × who.
I (first pers. sing. - usually used for emphasis)
Used in 803 Verses, 37 Books 870  Occurrence Count
אֲשֶׁר , conjunction, relative pronoun, ʾasher — who, which, that (value 501)
H834, אֲשֶׁר ʼăsher, ash-er'; a primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.:—× after, × alike, as (soon as), because, × every, for, + forasmuch, + from whence, + how(-soever), × if, (so) that ((thing) which, wherein), × though, + until, + whatsoever, when, where (+ -as, -in, -of, -on, -soever, -with), which, whilst, + whither(-soever), who(-m, -soever, -se). As it is indeclinable, it is often accompanied by the personal pronoun expletively, used to show the connection.
that (in obj clause)
Used in 4440 Verses, 39 Books 5502  Occurrence Count
אֵת , particle, ʾeyt — untranslatable mark of the accusative case (value 401)
H853, אֵת ʼêth, ayth; apparent contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely):—[as such unrepresented in English].
sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative
Used in 6780 Verses, 39 Books 10904  Occurrence Count
הוּא , demonstrative pronoun, third person singular personal pronoun, huʾ — he, she, it (value 12)
H1931, הוּא hûwʼ, hoo; of which the feminine (beyond the Pentateuch) is הִיא hîyʼ; he a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular; he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are:—he, as for her, him(-self), it, the same, she (herself), such, that (...it), these, they, this, those, which (is), who.
third person singular personal pronoun
he, she, it
himself (with emphasis)
resuming subj with emphasis
(with minimum emphasis following predicate)
that, it (neuter)
that (with article)
Used in 1692 Verses, 39 Books 1875  Occurrence Count
חַי , adjective, feminine noun, masculine noun, hay — alive, living (value 18)
H2416, חַי chay, khah'-ee; from H2421; alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively:— age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, merry, multitude, (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
green (of vegetation)
flowing, fresh (of water)
lively, active (of man)
reviving (of the springtime)
life (abstract emphatic)
living thing, animal
Used in 450 Verses, 29 Books 497  Occurrence Count
טוֹב , adjective, feminine noun, masculine noun, tov — pleasant, agreeable, good (value 17)
H2896, טוֹב ṭôwb, tobe; from H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well):—beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, × fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, × most, pleasant, pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well(-favoured).
good, pleasant, agreeable
pleasant, agreeable (to the senses)
pleasant (to the higher nature)
good, excellent (of its kind)
good, rich, valuable in estimation
good, appropriate, becoming
glad, happy, prosperous (of man's sensuous nature)
good understanding (of man's intellectual nature)
good, kind, benign
good, right (ethical)
a good thing, benefit, welfare
welfare, prosperity, happiness
good things (collective)
welfare, benefit, good things
welfare, prosperity, happiness
good things (collective)
Used in 521 Verses, 35 Books 561  Occurrence Count
יוֹם , masculine noun, yom — day (value 56)
H3117, יוֹם yôwm, yome; from an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb):—age, always, chronicals, continually(-ance), daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), elder, × end, evening, (for) ever(-lasting, -more), × full, life, as (so) long as (... live), (even) now, old, outlived, perpetually, presently, remaineth, × required, season, × since, space, then, (process of) time, as at other times, in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), × whole ( age), (full) year(-ly), younger.
day, time, year
day (as opposed to night)
day (24 hour period)
as defined by evening and morning in Genesis 1
as a division of time
a working day, a day's journey
days, lifetime (pl.)
time, period (general)
Used in 1930 Verses, 39 Books 2250  Occurrence Count
כִּי , conjunction, kiy — that, for, when (value 30)
H3588, כִּי kîy, kee; a primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed:—and, (forasmuch, inasmuch, where-) as, assured(-ly), but, certainly, doubtless, else, even, except, for, how, (because, in, so, than) that, nevertheless, now, rightly, seeing, since, surely, then, therefore, (al-) though, till, truly, until, when, whether, while, whom, yea, yet.
that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since
when (of time)
when, if, though (with a concessive force)
because, since (causal connection)
but (after negative)
that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if
but rather, but
forasmuch as, for therefore
Used in 3909 Verses, 39 Books 4487  Occurrence Count
לָוָה , verb, lava — to join, be joined (value 41)
H3867, לָוָה lâvâh, law-vaw'; a primitive root; properly, to twine, i.e. (by implication) to unite, to remain; also to borrow (as a form of obligation) or (causatively) to lend:—abide with, borrow(-er), cleave, join (self), lend(-er).
to join, be joined
(Qal) to join, be joined, attend
(Niphal) to join oneself to, be joined unto
to borrow, lend
(Qal) to borrow
(Hiphil) to cause to borrow, lend to
Used in 22 Verses, 13 Books 25  Occurrence Count
נָתַן , verb, natan — to give, put, set (value 500)
H5414, נָתַן nâthan, naw-than'; a primitive root; to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.):—add, apply, appoint, ascribe, assign, × avenge, × be (healed), bestow, bring (forth, hither), cast, cause, charge, come, commit, consider, count, cry, deliver (up), direct, distribute, do, × doubtless, × without fail, fasten, frame, × get, give (forth, over, up), grant, hang (up), × have, × indeed, lay (unto charge, up), (give) leave, lend, let (out), lie, lift up, make, O that, occupy, offer, ordain, pay, perform, place, pour, print, × pull, put (forth), recompense, render, requite, restore, send (out), set (forth), shew, shoot forth (up), sing, slander, strike, (sub-) mit, suffer, × surely, × take, thrust, trade, turn, utter, weep, willingly, withdraw, would (to) God, yield.
to give, put, set
to give, bestow, grant, permit, ascribe, employ, devote, consecrate, dedicate, pay wages, sell, exchange, lend, commit, entrust, give over, deliver up, yield produce, occasion, produce, requite to, report, mention, utter, stretch out, extend
to put, set, put on, put upon, set, appoint, assign, designate
to make, constitute
to be given, be bestowed, be provided, be entrusted to, be granted to, be permitted, be issued, be published, be uttered, be assigned
to be set, be put, be made, be inflicted
to be given, be bestowed, be given up, be delivered up
to be put upon
Used in 1816 Verses, 38 Books 1998  Occurrence Count
עָמָל , masculine/feminine noun, ʿamal — trouble, labor, toil (value 140)
H5999, עָמָל ʻâmâl, aw-mawl'; from H5998; toil, i.e. wearing effort; hence, worry, whether of body or mind:—grievance(-vousness), iniquity, labour, mischief, miserable(-sery), pain(-ful), perverseness, sorrow, toil, travail, trouble, wearisome, wickedness.
toil, trouble, labour
Used in 54 Verses, 11 Books 55  Occurrence Count
שָׁבַח , verb, shavah — to soothe, still (value 310)
H7623, שָׁבַח shâbach, shaw-bakh'; a primitive root; properly, to address in a loud tone, i.e. (specifically) loud; figuratively, to pacify (as if by words):—commend, glory, keep in, praise, still, triumph.
to soothe, still, stroke
(Piel) to soothe, still
(Hiphil) stilling (participle)
to laud, praise, commend
to laud, praise (God)
to commend, congratulate (the dead)
(Hithpael) to boast
Used in 11 Verses, 4 Books 11  Occurrence Count
שָׂמַח , verb, samah — rejoice, be glad (value 348)
H8055, שָׂמַח sâmach, saw-makh'; a primitive root; probably to brighten up, i.e. (figuratively) be (causatively, make) blithe or gleesome:—cheer up, be (make) glad, (have, make) joy(-ful), be (make) merry, (cause to, make to) rejoice, × very.
to rejoice, be glad
to rejoice (arrogantly), exult (at)
to rejoice (religiously)
(Piel) to cause to rejoice, gladden, make glad
(Hiphil) to cause to rejoice, gladden, make glad
Used in 148 Verses, 31 Books 154  Occurrence Count
שִׂמְחָה , feminine noun, simha — joy, gladness, mirth (value 353)
H8057, שִׂמְחָה simchâh, sim-khaw'; from H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival):—× exceeding(-ly), gladness, joy(-fulness), mirth, pleasure, rejoice(-ing).
joy, mirth, gladness
mirth, gladness, joy, gaiety, pleasure
joy (of God)
glad result, happy issue
Used in 89 Verses, 24 Books 94  Occurrence Count
שֶׁמֶשׁ , masculine/feminine noun, shemesh — sun (value 640)
H8121, שֶׁמֶשׁ shemesh, sheh'-mesh; from an unused root meaning to be brilliant; the sun; by implication, the east; figuratively, a ray, i.e. (architectural) a notched battlement:— east side(-ward), sun (rising), west(-ward), window. See also H1053.
sunrise, sun-rising, east, sun-setting, west (of direction)
sun (as object of illicit worship)
openly, publicly (in other phrases)
pinnacles, battlements, shields (as glittering or shining)
Used in 127 Verses, 28 Books 134  Occurrence Count
שָׁתָה , verb, shata — to drink (value 705)
H8354, שָׁתָה shâthâh, shaw-thaw'; a primitive root; to imbibe (literally or figuratively):—× assuredly, banquet, × certainly, drink(-er, -ing), drunk (× -ard), surely. (Intensive proposition of H8248.)
of drinking cup of God's wrath, of slaughter, of wicked deeds (fig)
(Niphal) to be drunk
Used in 193 Verses, 34 Books 214  Occurrence Count
תַּחַת , proper patrial adjective, accusative adverb, masculine noun, tahat — underneath, below, instead of (value 808)
H8478, תַּחַת tachath, takh'-ath; from the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.:—as, beneath, × flat, in(-stead), (same) place (where...is), room, for...sake, stead of, under, × unto, × when...was mine, whereas, (where-) fore, with.
the under part, beneath, instead of, as, for, for the sake of, flat, unto, where, whereas
the under part
at the foot of (idiom)
sweetness, subjection, woman, being burdened or oppressed (fig)
of subjection or conquest
what is under one, the place in which one stands
in one's place, the place in which one stands (idiom with reflexive pronoun)
in place of, instead of (in transferred sense)
in place of, in exchange or return for (of things mutually interchanged)
instead of, instead of that
in return for that, because that
in, under, into the place of (after verbs of motion)
from under, from beneath, from under the hand of, from his place, under, beneath
Used in 450 Verses, 36 Books 505  Occurrence Count
|Ecclesiastes 8:15Modern KJV—Authorized Version
|Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
|Original Text (WLC)
|וְשִׁבַּ֤חְתִּֽי אֲנִי֙ אֶת־הַשִּׂמְחָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר אֵֽין־ט֤וֹב לָֽאָדָם֙ תַּ֣חַת הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ כִּ֛י אִם־לֶאֱכ֥וֹל וְלִשְׁתּ֖וֹת וְלִשְׂמ֑וֹחַ וְה֞וּא יִלְוֶ֣נּוּ בַעֲמָל֗וֹ יְמֵ֥י חַיָּ֛יו אֲשֶׁר־נָֽתַן־ל֥וֹ הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים תַּ֥חַת הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ׃
|Verse #17474 (Ch. #667) — 26 words, 99 lettersText Copied!
|Data from Strong's Concordance
|Then I commended
|because a man
|hath no better thing
|under the sun,
|than to eat,
|and to drink,
|and to be merry:
|for that shall abide
|with him of his labour
|of his life,
|him under the sun.
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