The Book of the Preacher compared
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The Book of
words of the Preacher, the son of David, king Jerusalem. saith the
taketh under the un? One generation passeth away, another cometh but the
earth abideth . The ariseth, the un goeth down, and to his place The wind goeth toward the outh, and about unto the run into
the sea yet the sea is not unto eye is not satisfied with ,
the ear filled with hearing.
The thing that hath been thing whereof it may be said,
this is new? it
that are done under heaven travail hath God given
to the of to vanity and vexation of . crooked cannot be made
straight and th cannot be numbered. I communed with mine own heart,
saying Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been
before me in Jerusaleme, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge I perceived that this also
give myself unto wine
I builded me houses planted vineyards I made me orchards and planted trees in them of all fruits I made pools of water, to water
trees I servants and maidens, and had all that were
before me in Jerusalem wisdom remained with me And whatsoever mine eyes desired
I my heart rejoiced in all
and this of all my .
I all the works that my hands had wrought, and the that I had
: , all was vanity and vexation of
I saw that wisdom
excelleth , as far as light darkness. wise eyes in his head but the
fool in darkness I perceived also that my heart, that this also vanity. For
vanity and vexation of Ye I all my which I had taken under the un
because I should leave unto man that after me who knoweth whether he
shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he
I took under the
not rest in the night. his also better for a man
eat and drink, and his soul the
sinner he giveth and vexation of
under the heaven time to be
born, and a time to die a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that is planted
, and a time to
time of war, and a time of peace.
What hath that which
God hath given men to be exercised in it.
beginning to the end.
of all his labor, the gift
God. I that whatsoever God doeth, it for ever nothing can be put it, nor taken from it: nd God doeth it, that men should fear him.
I saw under the sun the of judgment, and of righteousness I in God shall the
righteous concerning the
one dieth, so dieth the other ye they have one so that a man hath no preeminence
above a beast
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth
the earth? Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better bring him to see shall
So I returned, and considered all the that done under the un: and behold the
tears of such as were oppressed, and the no comforter and the of their oppressors. Wherefore I dead done under the un.
Again, I all travail and The fool foldeth his hands together, and
eateth his own flesh.
vanity under the
neither child nor brother: yet is there
no end of his his satisfied with riches
better than one not another to help him up. Again, if two together, they : but how can be warm alone? 12 And if one prevail against him, two shall
withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
with the second child that
that have been before that come
the house of God, with thy mouth, and let not
thine heart before Godor God is in heaven, and thou upon earth
therefore let thy words be few.
a vow unto God, not to it for he hath no pleasure in than that thou shouldest
and not pay.
not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin thou before the angel God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands? dreams and many wordsthere are also divers vanities: but thou God. If
thou seest the
loveth be satisfied with
rich will not suffer to sleep.
here a sore which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches
of all his that he taketh under the un all the days of his life, which God
him for his portion, and to his this is the gift
of God. For he not much
, so that he wanteth nothing of all
that yet God giveth him not to If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that
days many an untimely birth is better than he. For he cometh , and in
darkness, and his name , though he live thousand years, yet hath no good not all to one place?
the For what hath the
wise more than the fool? hat the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living? he sight of the eyes him that is mightier than heFor who knoweth what is good for man , the days of his vain life
which a shadow? who tell a man what shall after him under the ?
A good name is better than precious ointment and the day of death than the day of one birth.
It is better to go house of mourning, than houseor is the
end of all men and living the countenance the heart is . The heart of the wise is in the
mourning but the heart of in the house of mirth. It is better to the
wise, than to hear the song of fools. For the crackling of thorns under a pot
maketh a wise man and destroyeth heart. he end of
a thing than the beginninghe patient spirit is better than proud in spirit Be
not in thy for resteth in the bosom of fool. Say not thou What
is the cause that the
giveth life to that have it Consider the work of God can make th straight,
which he crooked
his righteousness, and the in his wickedness. thou die before thy timeIt is
good take hold of this, not handor he that
feareth God shall come forth of them all.Wisdom the wise than ten mighty
men which are in the city. For there is not just upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth
not. ake no heed unto word that spoken lest thy servant curse thee: For thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself
, and to seek out pleaseth God shall escape from her.
a thousand have found but woman
among all. Lo, this only have I found, that God made man
face to shine, Be not hasty to go out of his
may say unto him What doest thou?
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no : a wise mans heart discerneth
both time and
man that hath power over the spirit to
, and applied my unto every work that is under the : one man over another to his own they were forgotten in the city where they
an hundred times, and yet that it
shall well with them that fear God, before it shall not be well with , neither shall he prolong his days as a shadow he feareth not God.
here is a vanity upon the earth there be just men, unto whom it happeneth of the righteous thi also I commend,
because a man hath no better thing under the , than to eat and to drink, and to be merry: for
that shall of his the days of his life, which God giveth him under the .
When I applied mine to wisdom, and to the business that is done upon the earth
that are done under the
is better than a dead lionor living know that they shall die: but dead neither have they
that is done under the . Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and
drink thy wine with for thy works Let thy garments be
always white and let thy head lack no ointment. ive joyfully with th wife whom thou lovest
all the days of the life vanity, hath given thee under the , all the days of thy
vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, thy labor thou takest under the .
Whatsoever thy hand to do, do with thy
knoweth not his time as the
are taken and as the birds are suddenly upon them.
This wisdom have I seen also under
the I have seen
under the in great dignity, and the
rich sit I see servants upon horses, and princes upon and whoso breaketh hedge, a serpent shall bite
him. Whoso removeth stones shall and he that wood shall be
The words of a wise mans mouth are gracious but the lips of a fool will himself. The beginning of the a man cannot tell what shall who him The labor of the foolish
of nobles, and princes eat in due season, for
strength and not for slothfulness the and through
hands the house, and wine
maketh merry: but money all things. 20 Curse not the king no in thy thought and
the rich in thy : for a bird of the air shall th voice, and
for thou knowest not what shall upon the earth. the clouds full, they the tree falleth that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. s thou knowest not the way of
the so thou knowest
not the works of God
whether sweet, and a pleasant thing i i for the eyes to the unf a man live many
years, and rejoice in them all let him remember the days of darkness thy youth, and in the ways of thine heart, and the of thine eyes: but
thou, that God bring thee into judgment
: for childhood and
draw nigh, when thou shalt say I have no pleasure in them the sun, the light, the
moon stars be darkened, the clouds after the rain: when the
keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves the because they few, and th of the windows shall rise up at the voice
of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low tree shall flourish the
grasshopper , and shall : man goeth to his long home, and the
mourners go about the streets Or ever the silver be , or the golden broken
or the be broken at the , the wheel the cistern dust
the earth it and the spirit return unto God gave it.
saith the preacher all is vanity.
preacher was wise, taught the people knowledge he
gave good heed, sought outand set many . to find
out acceptable words, words of truth. he words
of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from
one shepherd. 12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is
no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Let us hear the conclusion of : Fear God, and keep his commandments for
The end of the book of Ecclesiastes