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Ecclesiastes 2:8

Overview - Ecclesiastes 2
The vanity of human courses in the works of pleasure.
12 Though the wise be better than the fool, yet both have one event.
18 The vanity of human labour, in leaving it they know not to whom.
24 Nothing better than joy in our labour; but that is God's gift.
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Ecclesiastes 2:8  (King James Version)
I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
 


silver
1 Kings 9:14 1 Kings 9:28 ; 10:10 1 Kings 14:21 1 Kings 14:22 1 Kings 14:27 2 Chronicles 9:11 2 Chronicles 9:15-21

men singers
2 Samuel 19:35 ; Ezra 2:65

musical instruments, etc
Hebrew musical instrument and
instruments.
1 Chronicles 25:1 1 Chronicles 25:6 ; Job 21:11 Job 21:12 ; Psalms 150:3-5 ; Daniel 3:5 Daniel 3:7 Daniel 3:15 ; Amos 6:5
The difficult words {shiddah weshiddoth} are variously rendered The LXX. have [oinocoon kai oinochoas,] "male and female cup-bearers," with which the Syriac and Arabic and Parkhurst agree; Aquila, [kulikon kai kulikia,] "a cup and smaller cups;" Jerome, {scyphos et urceolos, (Vulg. {urceos,}) "goblets and pots;" Targum, "warm and cold baths;"
others, as M. Desvoeux, "male and female captives;" others, "cooks and confectioners;" others, "a species of musical
compositions," derived from Sido, a celebrated Phoenician woman, to whom Sanchoniatho attributes the invention of music; but others, with more probability, "wives and concubines;" and {siddoth} may be in this sense synonymous with the Arabic
{seedat, domina, conjux} from {sada,} in {Conj V. conjugium
inivit.} Of the former, Solomon had three hundred, and of the latter, seven hundred; and if they are not mentioned here they are not mentioned at all, which is wholly unaccountable.