Ecclesiastes 7

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Chapter 8


Who [is] as the wise [man]? and who knoweth6 the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine,55 and the boldness of his face shall be changed.29


I [counsel thee] to keep3 the king's commandment, and [that] in regard of the oath of God.


Be not hasty11 to go4 out of his sight: stand4 not in an evil thing; for he doeth4 whatsoever pleaseth4 him.


Where the word of a king [is, there is] power: and who may say4 unto him, What doest4 thou?


Whoso keepeth6 the commandment shall feel4 no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth4 both time and judgment.


Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man [is] great upon him.


For he knoweth6 not that which shall be: for who can tell55 him when it shall be?


[There is] no man that hath power over the spirit to retain2 the spirit; neither [hath he] power in the day of death: and [there is] no discharge in [that] war; neither shall wickedness deliver17 those that are given to it.


All this have I seen,1 and applied2 my heart unto every work that is done8 under the sun: [there is] a time wherein one man ruleth1 over another to his own hurt.


And so I saw1 the wicked buried,7 who had come1 and gone17 from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten101 in the city where they had so done:1 this [is] also vanity.


Because sentence against an evil work is not executed8 speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set1 in them to do2 evil.


Though a sinner6 do6 evil an hundred times, and his [days] be prolonged,56 yet surely I know6 that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear4 before him:


But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong55 [his] days, [which are] as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.


There is a vanity which is done8 upon the earth; that there be just [men], unto whom it happeneth56 according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked [men], to whom it happeneth56 according to the work of the righteous: I said1 that this also [is] vanity.


Then I commended14 mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat,2 and to drink,2 and to be merry:2 for that shall abide4 with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth1 him under the sun.


When I applied1 mine heart to know2 wisdom, and to see2 the business that is done8 upon the earth: (for also [there is that] neither day nor night seeth6 sleep with his eyes:)


Then I beheld1 all the work of God, that a man cannot 3201 4 find out2 the work that is done8 under the sun: because though 7945 a man labour4 to seek15 [it] out, yet he shall not find4 [it]; yea further; though a wise [man] think4 to know2 [it], yet shall he not be able4 to find2 [it].

Ecclesiastes 9





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