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words of the Preacher, the son of David, king Jerusalem.
saith the Preacher
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 place
All things are man . The eye is not satisfied with , the ear
filled with hearing.
The thing that hath been there is no new thing under the un.
Is there any thing whereof it may be said, this is new?
all things 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
I communed with mine own heart, sayingLo, I come to great estate, and have gotten
more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusaleme, my heart had great
experience wisdom and knowledge
I perceived that
this also vexation of
give myself unto wine
I builded me houses, planted vineyards.
I made me orchards and planted trees in them of all fruit.
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 all my .
I all the works that my hands had wrought, and the labor 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
shall be forgotten
vanity and vexation of
whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? et shall he
not rest in the night.
eat and drink, and his soul
and vexation of
under the heaven
a time to be born, and a time to die a time to plant, and a time to pluck up th is
time to , and a time to time to break down, and a time to build up
time to weep, and a time to laugh time to mourn, and a time to dance
time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together time to embrace, and a time
to refrain from embracing
time to , and a time to time to , and a time to
time to , and a time to sew time to keep silence, and a time to speak
time to love, and a time to hate 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
I that whatsoever God doeth, it for ever nothing can be it, nor taken from it And God doeth it, that men should fear
I saw under the sun the of judgment, and of righteousness
I in minGod shall the righteous
one dieth, so dieth the othere they have one so that man hath no preeminence
above a beast,
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth
I perceive that there is nothing better a man in his , for that is his portion who bring him to see shall after him?
So I returned and considered all the that are done under the
all travail and
The fool foldeth his hands together and eateth his own flesh.
handful with , thn both hands full with travail
I , and vanity under the
neither child nor brother yet
there no end his his satisfied with riches
are better than one, they for their labor.
the fall, his But woe him that is alone he ,
he hath not another to help him up.
Again, if two together, they
with the second child
that have been before
into the house of God of fools, for they not they do.
Be not with thy mouth, and let not thine heart anything before God. For
God is in heaven and thou upon earth therefore let thy words be few.
a vow unto God, not to it for e hath no pleasure in
than that thou shouldest and not pay.
not thy mouth cause thy flesh to sin, thou before angel the God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands
dreams and many words there are also divers vanitiesut thou
If thou seest the
He that loveth be satisfied with
rich will not to sleep.
here a sore which I have seen under the sun, namely riches
his mother's womb,
of all his labor that he taketh under the un all the days of his life, which God him
for is his portion.
the gift of God.
For he not much
and honor, so that he wanteth nothing of all that yet God giveth him not
If a man beget a hundred children and live many years, so that days many that an untimely birth is
better than he
or he cometh and in darkness, and his name
, though he live thousand years, yet he hath no good. not all to one
All the labor man is for , and yet is filled.
For what hath the wise more than the fool? What the poor, knoweth to walk
before the living?
he sight of the eyes
that is mightier than he
For who knoweth what is good for man , the days of his vain life a
shadow? who tell a man what shall after him under the
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 is in the house of mirth.
It is better to the wise, than to hear the song of fools.
For is the crackling of thorns under a pot is .
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
wisdom giveth life to that have it.
Consider the work of God
righteousness, and the in his wickedness.
thou die before thy time
It is good take hold of this, not
hand. For he that feareth God shall come forth them all.
Wisdom the wise than ten mighty men the city.
For there is not just upon earth 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, and the
Be not hasty to go out of his sight
may say unto himWhat doest thou?
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no a wise man's heart discerneth
both time and
hath power over the spirit to
, and applied my unto every work that is under the : man over another to his own
who had come and gone from the place of the holy they
were forgotten in the city where they had
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 the works of the gain, there be , whom it the works 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 his labor the days of his life, which God
giveth him under the .
When I applied mine to see the business that is done upon the
that are done under the
happeneth unto all. also men are full of and is in their
is better than a dead lion
or 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
knoweth not his times the are taken and as the birds
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 yet
Wisdom is better than strengthevertheless mans wisdom is despised,
and his words are not heard.
is better than but one destroyeth much good.
Dead flies ointment wisdom and honor.
A wise man's heart is right hand, but a fool's heart left.
which 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
Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will himself
he beginning of his is foolishness, and the of his is
A fool is full of words man cannot tell what shall who
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
the king no ev in thy thought, and the rich in thy for
a bird of the air shall thy voice, and
eight, for thou knowest not what shall upon the
the clouds full, they the tree falleth
that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
s thou knowest not the way of the , nor how the bones in wombven so thou knowest not the works of God
whether this or that shall prosper, they both .
light is sweet, and a pleasant thing i i for the eyes to the un
f a man live many years and in them all, let him remember the days of darkness,
shall be many
in thy youth, and let heart of thine heart, and
for childhood and
Remember thy the days of come, the years
draw nigh when thou shalt sayI 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 the of the
up at the voice of 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
r ever the silver be , or the golden broken or the be broken at the
, the wheel the
dust the earth it , and the spirit return unto God gave it.
taught the people knowledge he
gave good heed sought out and set many .
to find out acceptable words and words of truth
he words of the wise are
Let us hear the conclusion of : Fear God and keep is commandments, for
this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall