So I became great and surpassed all those who had been before me in Jerusalem. Still, my wisdom also remained with me. Bible

“remained with me.” In Ecclesiastes 1:12 the Sage decided to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. In the process of doing that there were many things that could have derailed the Sage and/or corrupted him. Yet after exploring many things, including wine, works, wealth, and women, his wisdom remained with him.

Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 2:9