xwho can make straight what he has made crooked? 2 hA wise man’s heart inclines him to the right. 23 All this I have tested by wisdom. 15 In my avain3 life I have seen everything. and who can tell him xwhat will be after him? 6 For there is a time and a way efor everything, although man’s trouble4 lies heavy on him. There is no jdischarge from war, nor will wickedness deliver those who are given to it. 8 No man has power to hretain the spirit, ior power over the day of death. 8 Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. English Standard Version Update. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who gswears is as he who shuns an oath. 13 But it will snot be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like ta shadow, because he does not fear before God. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 17 Happy are you, O land, when your king is the son of the nobility. 6 Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun. 6 mfolly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and xlike birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are ysnared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your nvain2 life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your oportion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. The Contrast of Wisdom and Folly. mI said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me. 9 qRejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. 14 There was a little city with few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it. and he who ssplits logs is endangered by them. 24 That which has been is far off, and ndeep, very deep; owho can find it out? kfor by sadness of face the heart is made glad. 9 rHe who quarries stones is hurt by them. 2 eIt is the same for all, since fthe same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil,1 to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. 4 He who observes the wind will not sow. 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. vOne man among a thousand I found, but wa woman among all these I have not found. but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. kfor calmness1 will lay great offenses to rest. Yet no one remembered that poor man. English Standard Version (ESV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Ecclesiastes 9:9 in all English translations. and if a tree falls to the south or to the north. 12 Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and pprolongs his life, yet I know that qit will be well with rthose who fear God, because they fear before him. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. 20 Even in your thoughts, ddo not curse the king. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up ! 4 If the anger of the ruler rises against you, jdo not leave your place. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning. 5 Whoever keeps a command will know no evil thing, and the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way.3 16 Be not overly righteous, and do not dmake yourself too wise. 20 Surely jthere is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. Font Size Ecclesiastes 6:12. 9 kAll this I observed while applying my heart to all that is done under the sun, when man had power over man to his hurt. 7 For he fdoes not know what is to be, for gwho can tell him how it will be? 11 Because nthe sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, othe heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil. 7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to nsee the sun. Let not moil be lacking on your head. 7 h A good name is better than precious ointment,. 16 But I say that bwisdom is better than might, though cthe poor man’s wisdom is despised and his words are not heard. Update. There is ba righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who cprolongs his life in his evildoing. 16 zWoe to you, O land, when your king is a child. 8 lLet your garments be always white. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? I said that this also is vanity. 17 then I saw all the work of God, that aman cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, pdo it with your might,3 qfor there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. 7 hA good name is better than precious ointment. and your princes feast at the proper time. 12 For man wdoes not know his time. than to go to the house of feasting,. sfor anger lodges in the heart2 of fools. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 13 I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. 12 For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which ... Ecclesiastes 9:9. 11 If the serpent bites before it is tcharmed, 12 The words of a wise man’s mouth uwin him favor,3. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. All that comes is pvanity.2. 10 If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge. 5 For the living know that they will die, but ithe dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for jthe memory of them is forgotten. 2 hGive a portion to iseven, or even to eight. 29 See, this alone I found, that xGod made man upright, but ythey have sought out many schemes. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning. and he who regards the clouds will not reap. 10 Dead flies make gthe perfumer’s ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. 8 So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember othat the days of darkness will be many. 17 The words of the wise heard in dquiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness. 7 nI have seen slaves oon horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves. and qa serpent will bite him who breaks through a wall. 18 eWisdom is better than weapons of war, but fone sinner destroys much good. rWalk in the ways of your heart and sthe sight of your eyes. Cancel any time. jfor you know not what disaster may happen on earth. 26 And I find something more qbitter than death: rthe woman whose heart is ssnares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. 15 But there was found in it za poor, wise man, and he by his awisdom delivered the city. 6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening mwithhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good. 3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that ethe same event happens to all.
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