The Scriptorium
Ecclesiastes 9.1, 2 1For I have considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works arein the hand of God. People know neither love nor hatred byanything they see before them. 2All things come alike to all:…
Ecclesiastes 8.16, 17 16When I applied my heart to know wisdom and to see the business that is done on earth, even though one sees no sleep day or night, 17then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the…
Ecclesiastes 8.14, 15 14There is a vanity which occurs on earth, that there are just mento whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked mento whom it happens according to the work of the righteous. I said that this also isvanity. 15So I commended…
Ecclesiastes 8.10-13 10Then I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of holiness, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done. This also isvanity. 11Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons…
Ecclesiastes 8.8, 9 8No one has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, And no one has power in the day of death. There isno release from that war, And wickedness will not deliver those who are given to it. 9All this I have seen, and applied my heart…
Ecclesiastes 8.5-7 5He who keeps his command will experience nothing harmful; And a wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment. 6Because for every matter there is a time and judgment, Though the misery of man increases greatly. 7For he does not know what will happen: So who can tell…
Ecclesiastes 8.2-4 2I say, “Keep the king’s commandment for the sake of your oath to God. 3Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.” 4Where the word of the king is, there is power,…
Ecclesiastes 8.1 1Who islike a wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, And the sternness of his face is changed.
Ecclesiastes 7.29 29“Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes.”
Ecclesiastes 7.27, 28 27”Here is what I have found,” says the Preacher, “Addingone thing to the other to find the reason, 28Which my soul still seeks but I cannot find: One man among a thousand I have found: But a woman among all these I have not found.”
Every Man His Snare Ecclesiastes 7.25, 26 25I applied my heart to know, To search out and seek out wisdom and the reason of things, To know the wickedness of folly Even of foolishness andmadness. 26And I find more bitter than death The woman whose heart is snares and nets,…
Ecclesiastes 7.19-24 19Wisdom strengthens the wise More than ten rulers of the city. 20For there isnot a just man on earth who does good And does not sin. 21Also do not take to heart everything people say, Lest you hear your servant cursing you. 22For many times, also, your own…
Ecclesiastes 7.16-18 16Do not be overly righteous, Nor be overly wise: Why should you destroy yourself? 17Be not overly wicked, Nor be foolish: Why should you die before your time? 18It isgood that you grasp this, And also not remove your hand from the other; For he who fears God…
Ecclesiastes 7.15 15I have seen everything in my days of vanity: There is a just manwho perishes in his righteousness, And there is a wicked manwho prolongs lifein his wickedness.
Ecclesiastes 7.14 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider: Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other, So that man can find out nothing that will come after him.