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Ecclesiastes 2:1
NIV:  I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless.
NAS:  I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.
KJV:  I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
GWT:  I thought to myself, "Now I want to experiment with pleasure and enjoy myself." But even this was pointless.
ASV:  I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also was vanity.
BBE:  I said in my heart, I will give you joy for a test; so take your pleasure--but it was to no purpose.
DBY:  I said in my heart, Come now, I will try thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure. But behold, this also is vanity.
DRB:  I said in my heart: I will go, and abound with delights, and enjoy good things. And I saw that this also was vanity.
WBS:  I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and behold, this also is vanity.
WEB:  I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth: therefore enjoy pleasure;" and behold, this also was vanity.
YLT:  I said in my heart, 'Pray, come, I try thee with mirth, and look thou on gladness;' and lo, even it is vanity.

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