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21~ECCLESIASTES 001|001` The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|002` Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|003` What profit hath a man of all his labour which he takes under the sun?
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|004` One generation passeth away, and another generation comes: but the earth stay for ever.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|005` The sun also arise, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|006` The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about to the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|007` All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; to the place from where the rivers come, there they return again.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|008` All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|009` The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|010` Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|011` There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|012` I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|013` And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God <fZfXa`-fPfR+p given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|014` I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|015` That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|016` 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 Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|017` And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 001|018` For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|001` I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove you with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|002` I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|003` I sought in mine heart to give myself to wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|004` I made me great works; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards:
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|005` I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|006` I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that brings forth trees:
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|007` I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|008` I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|009` So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|010` And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|011` Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|012` And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that comes after the king? even that which hath been already done.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|013` Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth <fZfXa`-fPfR+p darkness.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|014` The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|015` Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|016` For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|017` Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|018` You, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|019` And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|020` Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|021` For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|022` For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|023` For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart takes not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|024` There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|025` For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?
21~ECCLESIASTES 002|026` For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|001` To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|002` A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|003` A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|004` A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|005` A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|006` A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|007` A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|008` A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|009` What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|010` I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|011` He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|012` I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|013` And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|014` I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|015` That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|016` And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|017` I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|018` I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|019` For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|020` All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|021` Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
21~ECCLESIASTES 003|022` Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|001` So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|002` Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|003` You, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|004` Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|005` The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|006` Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|007` Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|008` There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|009` Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|010` For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|011` Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|012` And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|013` Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|014` For out of prison he comes to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom become poor.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|015` I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.
21~ECCLESIASTES 004|016` There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|001` Keep thy foot when you goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|002` Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not yours heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and you upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|003` For a dream comes through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|004` When you vowest a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which you hast vowed.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|005` Better is it that you shouldest not vow, than that you shouldest vow and not pay.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|006` Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say you before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of yours hands?
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|007` For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear you God.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|008` If you sees the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|009` Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|010` He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|011` When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|012` The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|013` There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|014` But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|015` As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|016` And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|017` All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|018` Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|019` Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
21~ECCLESIASTES 005|020` For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God awnsers him in the joy of his heart.
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|001` There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|002` A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|003` If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|004` For he comes in with vanity, and departs in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|005` Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other.
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|006` You, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|007` All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|008` For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|009` Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|010` That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|011` Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?
21~ECCLESIASTES 006|012` For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|001` A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|002` It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|003` Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|004` The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|005` It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|006` For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|007` Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|008` Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|009` Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|010` Say not you, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for you dost not inquire wisely concerning this.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|011` Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|012` For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|013` Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|014` In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|015` All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|016` Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest you destroy thyself?
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|017` Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish: why shouldest you die before thy time?
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|018` It is good that you shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not yours hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|019` Wisdom stretches the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|020` For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|021` Also take no heed to all words that are spoken; lest you hear thy servant curse you:
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|022` For oftentimes also yours own heart knoweth that you thyself likewise hast cursed others.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|023` All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|024` That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|025` I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|026` And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|027` Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|028` Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.
21~ECCLESIASTES 007|029` Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|001` Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|002` I counsel you to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|003` Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|004` Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, What doest you?
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|005` Who so keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|006` Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|007` For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|008` There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|009` All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|010` And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|011` Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|012` Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|013` But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|014` There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|015` Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall stay with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|016` When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night sees sleep with his eyes:)
21~ECCLESIASTES 008|017` Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|001` For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|002` All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that swears, as he that feareth an oath.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|003` This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|004` For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|005` For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|006` Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|007` Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts thy works.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|008` Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|009` Live joyfully with the wife whom you lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given you under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which you takes under the sun.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|010` Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, <fZfXa`-fPfR+p whither you goest.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|011` I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|012` For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|013` This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great to me:
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|014` There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|015` Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|016` Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|017` The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
21~ECCLESIASTES 009|018` Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|001` Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|002` A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|003` You also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|004` If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|005` There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|006` Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|007` I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|008` He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaks an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|009` Who so removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|010` If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|011` Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|012` The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|013` The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|014` A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|015` The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|016` Woe to you, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|017` Blessed art you, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|018` By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|019` A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money awnsers all things.
21~ECCLESIASTES 010|020` Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|001` Cast thy bread upon the waters: for you shalt find it after many days.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|002` Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for you knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|003` If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the <fZfXa`-fPfR+p earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|004` He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|005` As you knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so you knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|006` In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not yours hand: for you knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|007` Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|008` But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|009` Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer you in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of yours heart, and in the sight of yours eyes: but know you, that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
21~ECCLESIASTES 011|010` Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|001` Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when you shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|002` While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|003` In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|004` And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|005` Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|006` Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|007` Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|008` Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|009` And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|010` The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|011` The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|012` 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.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|013` Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
21~ECCLESIASTES 012|014` For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.