|Overview - Ecclesiastes 2|
|1||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.|
Ecclesiastes 2:2 (King James Version)
I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
- I said
- Solomon is not speaking here of sober enjoyment of the things of the world, but of intemperate pleasure, whose two attendants, laughter and mirth, are introduced by a beautiful prosopopoeia, as two persons, whom he treats with the utmost contempt.
- It is
- 7:2-6 Proverbs 14:13 ; Isaiah 22:12 Isaiah 22:13 ; Amos 6:3-6 ; 1 Peter 4:2-4