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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ecclesiastes 6

Verse 1

under the sun. See note on Ecclesiastes 1:3 .

men. Hebrew. adam (with Art.) = humanity. App-14 . See note on Ecclesiastes 1:13 .

Verse 2

God. Hebrew. Elohim. (with Art.) = the [true] God, or the Deity. App-4 . See note on Ecclesiastes 1:13 .

wealth. See note on Ecclesiastes 5:19 .

his soul = himself. Hebrew. nephesh.

vanity. See note on Ecclesiastes 1:2 .

Verse 3

filled = satisfied.

Verse 4

he cometh: i.e. in the untimely birth of Ecclesiastes 6:3 .

Verse 6

do not all. ? Figure of speech Erotesis (in Affirmation), App-6 . Compare Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 .

one place: i.e. Sheol. App-35 .

Verse 7

labour = toil.

the appetite = the soul. Hebrew. nephesh.

Verse 8

what = what [advantage].

the wise = a wise one, or sage.

the fool = a fool. Hebrew. kesil . See note on Proverbs 1:7 .

the poor = a wretched one. Heb 'anah. See note on "poverty", Proverbs 6:11 .

Verse 9

Better. See note on Ecclesiastes 2:24 .

the sight of = what is seen by.

the wandering of = what is pursued by.

the desire = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . No Art.

vexation of spirit. See note on Ecclesiastes 1:14 .

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9 ,

Verse 10

That which hath been is named already, &c. : "What is he who hath been? "(Compare Ecclesiastes 1:9 ). Long ago his name was given; And it is understood what [that name was,]-- It was Adam": which means vegetable mould, made in the likeness of Elohim, Genesis 1:27 ; Genesis 2:7 ; Genesis 5:1 , Genesis 5:2 . Made of "earth" he returns to earth (1 Corinthians 15:47 ): i.e. "vanity". This book is a comment on Psalms 144:4 . Compare Psalms 39:0 ; Psalms 49:0 ; Psalms 62:0 .

Verse 12

all the days of his vain life = the numbered days of his vain life.

for = as to which.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ecclesiastes 6". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ecclesiastes-6.html. 1909-1922.