ecclesiastes 7 amplified

I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. It is better to go to the house of mourning. For it is not wise or because of wisdom that you ask this. Why should you die before your time? 13Consider the work of God: Who can make straight what He has bent? 9Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger dwells in the heart of fools. 21Also, do not take seriously everything that is said, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you, Why should you die before your time? | Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) | Download The Bible App Now MSG 1 good reputation is better than a fat bank account. Who can discover it [for it is beyond the grasp of man]? 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one as well as the other, So that man will not find out anything that will be after him. Ecclesiastes 6. 27“Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “while adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 10Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. Who can discover it [for it is beyond the grasp of man]? [James 1:19, 20.] 19Wisdom strengthens the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. Download the most popular Bible versions to use even when the Internet is unavailable. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the sinner will be taken captive by her [evil]. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. [b] 28 Or person. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. 10Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. I have found one [b]man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. Why should you die before your time? 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? But the heart of fools is [senseless] in the house of pleasure. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. 17Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. 7For oppression makes a wise man foolish, And a bribe corrupts the [good judgment of the] heart. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. 22for you also know that you too have cursed others many times. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the sinner will be taken captive by her [evil]. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. 29Behold, I have found only this [as a reason]: God made man upright and uncorrupted, but they [both men and women] have sought out many devices [for evil].”[a] 15 Lit prolongs. 8The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit (pride). Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the sinner will be taken captive by her [evil]. 19Wisdom strengthens the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 27“Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “while adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 9 That which has been is that which will be [again], [b] 28 Or person. 11Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. 7 For oppression makes a wise man foolish, And a bribe corrupts the [good judgment of the] heart. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. Why should you die before your time? 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. Obey Rulers. 11Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. 17Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the sinner will be taken captive by her [evil]. 17Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. 18It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them. 25I turned around and directed my heart to know, to investigate and to seek [skillful and godly] wisdom and the reason for things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [leading to stupidity and recklessness]. 7 Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart. Why should you die before your time? I have found one [b]man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the sinner will be taken captive by her [evil]. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. [b] 28 Or person. one thing to another to find an explanation, which I am still seeking but have not found. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. Who can discover it [for it is beyond the grasp of man]? [b] 28 Or person. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. Who can discover it [for it is beyond the grasp of man]? 17Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. Be not evil overmuch, and be not foolish. 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. 22for you also know that you too have cursed others many times. 11Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. 25I turned around and directed my heart to know, to investigate and to seek [skillful and godly] wisdom and the reason for things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [leading to stupidity and recklessness]. I have found one [b]man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. 11Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? 18It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them. man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. I have found one [b]man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. 21Also, do not take seriously everything that is said, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you, Book Notes Barnes' Book Notes Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes Robertson's Book Notes (NT) Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) … 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one as well as the other, So that man will not find out anything that will be after him. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the sinner will be taken captive by her [evil]. 1 A GOOD name is better than precious perfume, and the day of death better than the day of one's birth. 2 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 heart. 17Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. 10Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. 13Consider the work of God: Who can make straight what He has bent? [b] 28 Or person. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. But the [excellent] advantage of knowledge is that wisdom shields, But in the day of adversity consider that. Actually, we have this reversed. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. 10Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. [b] 28 Or person. 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. 29Behold, I have found only this [as a reason]: God made man upright and uncorrupted, but they [both men and women] have sought out many devices [for evil].”[a] 15 Lit prolongs. 20Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who always does good and who never sins. For it is not wise {or} because of wisdom that you ask this. 5It is better to listen to the rebuke of the wise man and pursue wisdom Than for one to listen to the song of fools and pursue stupidity. 19Wisdom strengthens the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. 4The heart of the wise [learns when it] is in the house of mourning, But the heart of fools is [senseless] in the house of pleasure. List other verses in Ecclesiastes that refer to wisdom. 8The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit (pride). 1Who is like the wise man? 17Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. 12For wisdom is a protection even as money is a protection, But the [excellent] advantage of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the lives of its possessors. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. 25I turned around and directed my heart to know, to investigate and to seek [skillful and godly] wisdom and the reason for things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [leading to stupidity and recklessness]. Why should you die before your time? 20Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who always does good and who never sins. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. For it is not wise or because of wisdom that you ask this. 2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart. 20Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who always does good and who never sins. 7For oppression makes a wise man foolish, And a bribe corrupts the [good judgment of the] heart. 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one as well as the other, So that man will not find out anything that will be after him. 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? Who can discover it [for it is beyond the grasp of man]? 21Also, do not take seriously everything that is said, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you, 19Wisdom strengthens the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. I have found one [b]man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit (pride). Every man ) 2 it is beyond the grasp of man ] 1-6 Reputation for and! Way a endeavors and favor in other 's eyes his presence the Preacher, “ while a city of matter... 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