God's First Truth: Tyndale/Rogers
The Book of
words of the Preacher, the son of David, king Jerusalem. anity saith
the Preacher 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 eye is not satisfied with , the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been thing whereof it may be
said, this is that are done under
heaven travail hath God given to the of to vanity and vexation of . crooked cannot be made straight and 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 gardens , 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 , and 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 be forgotten 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 un For not rest in
the night. his also better for a man eat and drink, and 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
A time to , and a time to
time to break down, and a time to build up
A time to weep, and a time to laugh
time to mourn, and a time to dance
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together
time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing
A time to , and a time to lose,
A time to , and a time to
time to keep silence, and a time to speak
A time to love, and a time to hate
time of war, and a time of peace.
What hath that which God hath given 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 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 all 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, than bring him to see shall after him?
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
Again, I 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 with the second child
that have been before that come after 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 He that loveth be satisfied with of the rich will not suffer
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. his portion, and to his this is the gift of God.
, 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
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?
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 he
For 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 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 of
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 wisdom giveth life to
that have it. Consider the work of God can make
straight, which he crooked
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 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 but they
face to shine, Be not hasty to go out
of his sight 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 had 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 feareth not God.
here is a vanity upon the earth there be just men, unto whom it happeneth of the righteous thi also . I ,
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
knoweth not his time as the are taken and as
the birds are
suddenly upon them.
This wisdom have I seen also under the , and it great There was a little
city, and few men within it there came a great king and besieged it, and great bulwarks
against it there was found a poor man, he his wisdom delivered the city better than strengthevertheless mans wisdom is despised, and his words
are not heard. destroyeth much good.
I have seen under the in great dignity, and the rich sit
I see servants upon horses, and princes 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 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
knowest not whether sweet, and a pleasant thing i i for the eyes to the unf a man live many
years, and 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 youth
years 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 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.
anity 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 and words of truth. he words of the wise
Let us hear the conclusion of : Fear God, and keep his commandments for evil.
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