Read Ecclesiastes 9 from the ESV Bible online. 21 Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear kyour servant cursing you. 28 which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. Cancel. 16 But I say that bwisdom is better than might, though cthe poor man’s wisdom is despised and his words are not heard. This also is vanity.6 5 For the living know that they will die, but (H)the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for (I)the memory of them is forgotten. 4 But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain b life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. 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. for a bird of the air will carry your voice. We do not translate: This is the worst thing (Jerome: hoc est pessimum), which, after Joshua 14:15 ; Judges 6:15 ; Sol 1:8, would have required the words בכל הרע - … 7 nI have seen slaves oon horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves. 26 And I find something more qbitter than death: rthe woman whose heart is ssnares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Bible Language English. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . There is ba righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who cprolongs his life in his evildoing. 12  For the protection of wisdom is like uthe protection of money. 12 My son, beware of anything beyond these. I kept my heart from no pleasure , for my heart m found pleasure in all my toil , and this was my n reward for all my toil . 4  He who observes the wind will not sow. 1:11; 8:10; Ps. 7 Go, keat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. 17  Happy are you, O land, when your king is the son of the nobility. So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God's … Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and (G)madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. 13 I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. 24 That which has been is far off, and ndeep, very deep; owho can find it out? I say: Keep the king's command, because of God's oath to him. 9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. 11:9; Job 19:29; Matt. 6 For there is a time and a way efor everything, although man’s trouble4 lies heavy on him. Yet no one remembered that poor man. Read more Share Copy Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks, Some Hebrew manuscripts, Targum; most Hebrew manuscripts. 6:12; 7:15 vain # 9:9 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath” (see note on 1:2) life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your # See ch. In Context Parallel Compare 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. Of making (CU)many books there is no end, and (CV)much study is a weariness of the flesh. 10  Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?”. 5 As you do not know the way (BJ)the spirit comes to (BK)the bones in the womb[g] of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. and your princes feast at the proper time. 112:9; Matt. and he isays to everyone that he is a fool. 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. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} 12 The words of a wise man's mouth (AT)win him favor,[f]    but (AU)the lips of a fool consume him.13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness,    and the end of his talk is evil madness.14 (AV)A fool multiplies words,    though no man knows what is to be,    and who can tell him (AW)what will be after him?15 The toil of a fool wearies him,    for he does not know (AX)the way to the city. 8 lLet your garments be always white. Cancel. Ecclesiastes 9 English Standard Version (ESV) Death Comes to All 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. A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. 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. Be not hasty to go from his presence. 25 pI turned my heart to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the scheme of things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness that is madness. 5 Whoever keeps a command will know no evil thing, and the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way.3 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 9 qRejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. 13  The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness. Ecclesiastes 1:13 The Hebrew term denotes the center of one's inner life, including mind, will, and emotions; Ecclesiastes 1:14 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath” (see note on 1:2) Ecclesiastes 1:14 Or a feeding on wind; compare Hosea 12:1 (also in Ecclesiastes 1:17; 2:11, 17, 26; 4:4, 6, 16; 6:9) But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Whether it is … 11 There are those 3 who e curse their fathers. 11  If the serpent bites before it is tcharmed, 12  The words of a wise man’s mouth uwin him favor,3. 8 He who (AO)digs a pit will fall into it,    and (AP)a serpent will bite him who breaks through a wall.9 (AQ)He who quarries stones is hurt by them,    and he who (AR)splits logs is endangered by them.10 If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge,    he must use more strength,    but wisdom helps one to succeed. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? 4:5; [ch. 5:3], [Deut. 3:20; Job 34:15, [Job 34:14; Isa. 6:10], [Ps. 7 For he fdoes not know what is to be, for gwho can tell him how it will be? 2 It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. 14 There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people uto whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked, and there are wicked people vto whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 3  Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense. 15 But there was found in it za poor, wise man, and he by his awisdom delivered the city. 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. for he does not know ythe way to the city. 3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that (F)the same event happens to all. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. Version. 23 All this I have tested by wisdom. There is no jdischarge from war, nor will wickedness deliver those who are given to it. 10 Dead flies make (AF)the perfumer's ointment give off a stench;    so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.2 (AG)A wise man's heart inclines him to the right,    but a fool's heart to the left.3 Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense,    and he (AH)says to everyone that he is a fool.4 If the anger of the ruler rises against you, (AI)do not leave your place,    (AJ)for calmness[d] will lay great offenses to rest. ch. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 5 As you do not know the way kthe spirit comes to lthe bones in the womb1 of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . 8 No man has power to hretain the spirit, ior power over the day of death. Death Comes to All - 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. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 8 (CL)Vanity[k] of vanities, says (CM)the Preacher; all is vanity. 17 then I saw all the work of God, that aman cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. 12:13; Hos. 9:8; Gal. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . 9:1 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. 6 mfolly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place. in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who swears is as he who shuns an oath. 12:1]; See Gen. 2:7, ch. Ecclesiastes 9:1 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. 5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were (AK)an error proceeding from the ruler: 6 (AL)folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place. 4  If the anger of the ruler rises against you, jdo not leave your place. 10 Remove vexation from your heart, and (BT)put away pain[i] from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, c for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. 11 (Q)Again I saw that under the sun (R)the race is not to the swift, nor (S)the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and (T)chance (U)happen to them all. 3:15, 17; Gen. 18:25; Ps. and your princes feast at the proper time. Bible Language English. Ecc 9:2 It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, [fn] to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. sfor anger lodges in the heart2 of fools. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your (M)vain[b] life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your (N)portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. eWhy should you die before your time? 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, (A)how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are (B)in the hand of God. 6:18, 19], Ps. Cancel any time. 10 And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them . and he who regards the clouds will not reap. and he who regards the clouds will not reap. 2 I say:1 Keep the king’s command, because of bGod’s oath to him.2 (CW)Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 10  If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge. 9 (BP)Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. English Standard Version (ESV). Read Ecclesiastes 9 in ESV and NIV using our online parallel Bible. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and (W)like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are (X)snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them. and qthe patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. for a bird of the air will carry your voice. 7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to nsee the sun. Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 - ESV: Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care. Ecclesiastes 1:9 ESV - What has been is what… | Biblia What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. 9  rHe who quarries stones is hurt by them. 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 12:36; Acts 17:31; Rom. 10 c Do not slander a servant to his master, d lest he curse you, and you be held guilty. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, p do it with your might, 3 q for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. 11 (CQ)The words of the wise are like goads, and like (CR)nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are (CS)given by (CT)one Shepherd. and say, a “Who is the L ord?” or lest I be poor and steal. ESV Study Bible--genuine cowhide leather, deep brown, ESV Study Bible, Large Print, TruTone, Mahogany with Trellis Design, ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition, Cloth over Board, Tan, ESV Super Giant Print Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Burgundy). 13 There are those—how g lofty are their … 6  mFor as the crackling of nthorns under a pot. 14 yIn the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, zso that man may not find out anything that will be after him. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 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. Let not moil be lacking on your head. rWalk in the ways of your heart and sthe sight of your eyes. but are not washed of their filth. Version. Ecclesiastes 9 - ESV: 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. They used to go in and out of lthe holy place and were mpraised5 in the city where they had done such things. 22 Your heart knows that lmany times you yourself have cursed others. Keep the King's Command - Who is like the wise? 10 Remove vexation from your heart, and uput away pain3 from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity. 9 lest I be y full and z deny you. and if a tree falls to the south or to the north. 19 iWisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 19:17; Matt. 2  hGive a portion to iseven, or even to eight. 15:10; Prov. Read more Share Copy 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, (O)do it with your might,[c] (P)for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 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. Version. Ecclesiastes 9 The Contrast of Wisdom and Folly h A good name is better than precious ointment, and i the day of death than the day of birth. All that comes is pvanity.2. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 English Standard Version (ESV) 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. All that comes is (BO)vanity.[h]. 8 (K)Let your garments be always white. Why should you destroy yourself? Wisdom Better Than Folly 16 When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see ythe business that is done on earth, how neither zday nor night do one’s eyes see sleep, 10 (CP)The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 2  hA wise man’s heart inclines him to the right. 9 So I became great and l surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. 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. 11 (BE)Cast your bread upon the waters,    (BF)for you will find it after many days.2 (BG)Give a portion to (BH)seven, or even to eight,    (BI)for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.3 If the clouds are full of rain,    they empty themselves on the earth,and if a tree falls to the south or to the north,    in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.4 He who observes the wind will not sow,    and he who regards the clouds will not reap. Yet no one remembered that poor man. 5:42; Luke 6:30; 1 Tim. 7 Go, (J)eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. kfor calmness1 will lay great offenses to rest. 5  It is lbetter for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise. 13 I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. 5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were lan error proceeding from the ruler: 16  zWoe to you, O land, when your king is a child. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. 4 But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 4  The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning. 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. 3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that ethe same event happens to all. 10 Remove vexation from your heart, and u put away pain 3 from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity. 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. But know that for all these things tGod will bring you into judgment. 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. 10  Dead flies make gthe perfumer’s ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. 6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening (BL)withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good. but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 12 For man wdoes not know his time. 15 And I commend joy, for man whas nothing better under the sun but to xeat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases. But know that for all these things (BS)God will bring you into judgment. 29:6; Ezek. 9 Besides being wise, (CN)the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging (CO)many proverbs with great care.10 (CP)The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth. and athe hardness of his face is changed. 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, chow the righteous and the wise and their deeds are din the hand of God. Bible Language English. and he who ssplits logs is endangered by them. in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. 7  hA good name is better than precious ointment. 7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to (BM)see the sun. 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. 2:10 portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. r Walk in the ways of your heart and s the sight of your eyes. b and profane the name of my God. 7 (AM)I have seen slaves (AN)on horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. 26:14, [Prov. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. 10:42; Luke 14:14; 2 Cor. 8 So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember (BN)that the days of darkness will be many. 9 1 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. Ecclesiastes 9:5 English Standard Version (ESV). 27 Behold, this is what I found, says uthe Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things— [l] 14 For (CX)God will bring every deed into judgment, with[m] every secret thing, whether good or evil. 9 Besides being wise, (CN)the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging (CO)many proverbs with great care. Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV Ecclesiastes 9:10 NLT Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV Ecclesiastes 9:10 NASB Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV Ecclesiastes 9:10 Bible Apps Ecclesiastes 9:10 Biblia Paralela Ecclesiastes 9:10 Chinese Bible Ecclesiastes 9:10 French Bible Ecclesiastes 9:10 German Bible Bible Hub ESV … For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. 20 Surely jthere is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your # ch. xwho can make straight what he has made crooked? 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. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 3 Be not hasty to cgo from his presence. 12 For man (V)does not know his time. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV. vOne man among a thousand I found, but wa woman among all these I have not found. Listen to Ecclesiastes 9 using the ESV Bible online. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who gswears is as he who shuns an oath. Let not (L)oil be lacking on your head. Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 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. Ecclesiastes 9:10 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, p do it with your might, 3 q for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 18 eWisdom is better than weapons of war, but fone sinner destroys much good. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who (E)swears is as he who shuns an oath. 7  Surely ooppression drives the wise into madness. 31:12; 88:5, 12; Isa. 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