I accomplished great things. I built myself houses and planted vineyards. 1
References for Ecclesiastes 2:4
2.4-8 1 K 10.23-27; 2 Ch 9.22-27.
I planted gardens and orchards, with all kinds of fruit trees in them;
I dug ponds to irrigate them.
I bought many slaves, and there were slaves born in my household. I owned more livestock than anyone else who had ever lived in Jerusalem. 2
References for Ecclesiastes 2:7
I also piled up silver and gold from the royal treasuries of the lands I ruled. Men and women sang to entertain me, and I had all the women a man could want. 3
References for Ecclesiastes 2:8
2.8 1 K 10.10, 14-22.
Yes, I was great, greater than anyone else who had ever lived in Jerusalem, and my wisdom never failed me. 4
References for Ecclesiastes 2:9