Ecclesiastes (Page 2)

Ecclesiastes (Page 2)

Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 6:1-2

1 I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on mankind: 2 God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil. First a quick note on the word heart above, it is from the Hebrew nephesh which is much more frequently translated as soul; instead of the…
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Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

18 Look! I have discovered what is good and fitting: to eat and to drink and to enjoy all the fruit of the toil with which one toils under the sun during the number of the days of his life that God gives to him—for this is his lot. 19 This indeed is a gift of God: everyone to whom God gives wealth and possessions, He also empowers him to enjoy them, to accept his lot, and to rejoice in…
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Ecclesiastes 5:2

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. Today’s verse is a clear cut warning. The writer, Koheleth, warns ,whenever you are praying or simply speaking with God (which is also a prayer), against speaking carelessly and/or making impetuous declarations. You may not even think God is listening or paying attention, but He is…
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Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Today’s verse requires context to make sense out of it. The first phrase alone requires this as He has made everything beautiful in its time follows a fairly inclusive list to describe everything in its time. 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under…
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Ecclesiastes 2:18-23

18 I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me, 19 and who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun. This also is vanity. 20 So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors…
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Ecclesiastes 2:8

8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me. 10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all…
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