NIV: "Laughter," I said, "is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?"
NAS: I said of laughter, "It is madness," and of pleasure, "What does it accomplish?"
KJV: I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
GWT: I thought, "Laughter doesn't make any sense. What does pleasure accomplish?"
ASV: I said of laughter, It is mad; and of mirth, What doeth it?
BBE: Of laughing I said, It is foolish; and of joy--What use is it?
DBY: I said of laughter, Madness! and of mirth, What availeth it?
DRB: Laughter I counted error: and to mirth I said: Why art thou vainly deceived?
WBS: I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
WEB: I said of laughter, "It is foolishness;" and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?"
YLT: Of laughter I said, 'Foolish!' and of mirth, 'What is this it is doing?'
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