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Suddenly

July 25, 2015
Ecclesiastes 9,12 12For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, Like birds caught in a snare, So the children of man aresnared at an evil time, When it falls suddenly upon them.
Ecclesiastes 9.11 11I returned and saw under the sun that The race isnot to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to those men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.
Ecclesiastes 9.7-10 7Go, eat your bread with joy, And drink your wine with a merry heart; For God has already accepted your works. 8Let your garments always be white. And let your head lack no oil. 9Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain…
Ecclesiastes 9.4-6 4But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 5For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is…
Ecclesiastes 9.3 3This isan evil in all that is done under the sun: that one thing happensto all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness isin their hearts while they live, and after that they goto the dead.
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.”

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