Ecclesiastes 2:7-9 NIV

7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves1 who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me.

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8 I amassed silver and gold2 for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces.3 I acquired men and women singers,4 and a harema as well--the delights of the heart of man.

References for Ecclesiastes 2:8

    • a 2:8 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
      9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem5 before me.6 In all this my wisdom stayed with me.

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