I turned my heart to know, and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the reason for things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness of madness. Bible see other translations

“the reason for things.” The Hebrew word is used in business and especially accounting, and it refers to how things fit together and add up. There is no good single English word to bring out all the meaning in the text.

Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 7:25