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Ecclesiastes 2:2
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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