4I made great works. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself.5I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees.6I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees.7I bought male and female slaves, and had slaves who were born in my house. I had also great possessions of herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem.8I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, the delight of the children of man.9So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me.10And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil.