7 A good reputation    at the time of deathis better than loving care    at the time of birth. to their source. You are eager to learn, and you have learned a lot.” 17 Then I decided to find out all I could about wisdom and foolishness. than words could ever say. Corruption makes fools of sensible people, and bribes can ruin you. 27 With all my wisdom I have tried to find out how everything fits together, 28 but so far I have not been able to. (U)16 Do not be overrighteous,    neither be overwise—    why destroy yourself?17 Do not be overwicked,    and do not be a fool—    why die before your time? 9 Life is short, and you love your wife, so enjoy being with her. 8 Even if you have a very long life, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. When times are good, you should be cheerful; when times are bad, think what it means. Then God doesn’t let you enjoy it, and someone you don’t even know gets it all. If God makes something crooked, can you make it straight? 7 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. If you dig a pit, 23 I told myself that I would be smart and try to understand all of this, but it was too much for me. 7 Once again I saw that nothing on earth makes sense. 11 God makes everything happen at the right time. This too is meaningless. Who is smart enough to explain everything? At the same time, I wanted to understand why it’s stupid and senseless to be an evil fool. I had more sheep and goats than anyone who had ever lived in Jerusalem. In Ecclesiastes 12:9 he mentions that he set in order many proverbs. no one who does what is right and never sins. What God Has Given Us To Do. 8 All of life is far more boring. (S)Therefore, no one can discover    anything about their future. (AD)25 So I turned my mind to understand,    to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things(AE)and to understand the stupidity of wickedness    and the madness of folly. 4 I looked again and saw people being mistreated everywhere on earth. than words could ever say. 8 Foreign rulers brought me silver, gold, and precious treasures. Genesis … Navigate by book, topic, passage, search and more. 15 I have seen everything during this senseless life of mine. July 3, 2018; In Verses; CEV Ecclesiastes; Copy Text ← Previous resource. 20 No one in this world always does right. Ecclesiastes 7. 5 Rulers do some things that are terribly unfair: 6 They honor fools, but dishonor the rich; 7 they let slaves ride on horses, but force slave owners to walk. 6 And I had pools where I could get water for the trees. 12 Wisdom will protect you 11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing(O)    and benefits those who see the sun. He upsets the natural order of the cosmos, and the normal course of events for mankind in general and for individuals. It just doesn't make sense. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 11 ... 7 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. 7 Extortion turns a wise person into a fool,    and a bribe(J) corrupts the heart. Death, He says, is good for the heart. + 9 Be cheerful and enjoy life while you are young! Ecclesiastes 7:2-4 (CEV) 2 It’s better to go to a funeral than to attend a feast; funerals remind us that we all must die. 3 Frustration is better than laughter, because a … It sounds like thorns crackling in a fire. Our eyes and our ears. Foolish laughter is stupid. than too much pride. It’s far too deep. They will never again take part in anything that happens on this earth. I built houses and planted vineyards. 3 Choose sorrow over laughter because a sad face may hide a happy heart. Don’t quickly oppose the king or argue when he has already made up his mind. # 11.8 Nothing makes sense: Or “There's nothing to look forward to!” Ecclesiastes 7:21. God decided long ago that this is what you should do. While the individual endures what transpires, it attracts the attention of others, usually close friends and family members—and they talk. Solomon deals with what might be a lingering effect of the paradoxical trial found in verse 15. The king’s word is law. Ecclesiastes 7:29 Contemporary English Version (CEV) 29 I did learn one thing: We were completely honest when God created us, but now we have twisted minds. Ecclesiastes 7:2 - CEV - It's better to go to a funeral than to attend... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version that many times you yourself have cursed others. Some of Life’s Questions - I have seen everything during this senseless life of mine. Then I understood that God has power over everyone, even those who are wise and live right. 10 I have seen what difficult things God demands of us. [a]2 It’s better to go to a funeral    than to attend a feast;funerals remind us    that we all must die.3 Choose sorrow over laughterbecause a sad face    may hide a happy heart.4 A sensible person mourns,    but fools always laugh.5 Harsh correction is better    than the songs of a fool.6 Foolish laughter is stupid.It sounds like thorns    crackling in a fire.7 Corruption[b] makes foolsof sensible people,    and bribes can ruin you.8 Something completed is better    than something just begun;patience is better    than too much pride.9 Only fools get angry quickly    and hold a grudge.10 It isn’t wise to ask,“Why is everything worse    than it used to be?”11 Having wisdom is better    than an inheritance.12 Wisdom will protect you    just like money;knowledge with good sense    will lead you to life.13 Think of what God has done!If God makes something crooked,    can you make it straight? 8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning,    and patience(K) is better than pride.9 Do not be quickly provoked(L) in your spirit,    for anger resides in the lap of fools.(M). 4 A sensible person mourns, but fools always laugh. Device - See Ecclesiastes 7:25 note. than to attend a feast; funerals remind us. Ecclesiastes 7:18-20 Contemporary English Version (CEV) 18 Keep to the middle of the road. Ecclesiastes 7:12 - CEV - Wisdom will protect you just like money; knowledge... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version # 1.7 return to their source: Or “flow into the sea.”. 2 I said to myself, “The dead are better off than the living. 17 Don’t die before your time by being too evil or acting like a fool. 8 Even if you have a very long life, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. Nothing makes sense. 3 Choose sorrow over laughter because a sad face may hide a happy heart. I did some great things. I had more sheep and goats than anyone who had ever lived in Jerusalem. 9 Only fools get angry quickly. 21 Don’t listen to everything that everyone says, or you might hear your servant cursing you. There is no escape in time of war, and no one can hide behind evil. [] But it’s best just to listen when you go to worship2 Don’t talk before you think or make promises to God without thinking them through. of sensible people, and bribes can ruin you. 24 The truth is beyond us. CEV: Contemporary English Version . I said to myself, “You are by far the wisest person who has ever lived in Jerusalem. 16 So don’t destroy yourself by being too good or acting too smart! Bible Language English. 9 What do we gain by all our hard work? Nothing makes sense. 8 Dress up, comb your hair, and look your best. (21) Don't listen to everything that everyone says, or you might hear your servant cursing you. Ecclesiastes 7:7 - CEV - Corruption makes fools of sensible people, and... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version Download the most popular Bible versions to use even when the Internet is unavailable. Bible Study Tools. Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society. than an inheritance. to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things, and to understand the stupidity of wickedness, “Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things—. Ecclesiastes 7:9 in all English translations. than an inheritance. than something just begun; patience is better. 8 We cannot control the wind # 8.8 control the wind: Or “escape from death.” or determine the day of our death. You can do this if you truly respect God. 3 Choose sorrow over laughter. 9 Life is short, and you love your wife, so enjoy being with her. 17 So I told myself that God has set a time and a place for everything. All rights reserved worldwide. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. What God Has Given Us To Do. 23 I told myself that I would be smart and try to understand all of this, but it was too much for me. 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 everyone; the living should take this to heart. Read and study Ecclesiastes 7 in the Contemporary English Version Soon I realized that this too was as senseless as chasing the wind. 25 So I decided to learn everything I could and become wise enough to discover what life is all about. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 1 ... 7 All rivers empty into the sea, but it never spills over; one by one the rivers return. 7 A good reputation    at the time of deathis better than loving care    at the time of birth. You can do this if you truly respect God. 4 A sensible person mourns, but fools always laugh. Corruption makes fools of sensible people, and bribes can ruin you. 4 A sensible person mourns, but fools always laugh. To begin with, “Do not be overly righteousness” does not warn against aiming for excellence in obedience to God.Rather, it is a further caution not to find fault with God for allowing situations like those in verse 15 to exist, for such circumstances hold vital teaching for those directly involved. 8 For example, some people don’t have friends or family. Language Tools. It’s far too deep. 25 So I decided to learn everything I could and become wise enough to discover what life is all about. because a sad face is good for the heart. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 21 Don’t listen to everything that everyone says, or you might hear your servant cursing you. Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise— why destroy yourself? Ecclesiastes 7:9 (CEV) Only fools get angry quickly and hold a grudge. 24 The truth is beyond us. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 3 ... 7 for tearing and sewing, listening and speaking. 8 Something completed is better than something just begun; patience is better than too much pride. the righteous perishing in their righteousness. 5 Be careful what you do when you enter the house of God. 14 When times are good,    you should be cheerful;when times are bad,    think what it means.God makes them bothto keep us from knowing    what will happen next. Bible Reader with fully formatted text and multiple versions and languages available. Ecclesiastes 7:9 CEV. 8 # Ps 7.15; Pr 26.27; Si 27.26,27. Don’t Depend on Wealth - There is something else terribly unfair, and it troubles everyone on earth. 7 A good name is better than fine perfume,(A)    and the day of death better than the day of birth. 8 We cannot control the wind + or determine the day of our death. They were crying, but no one was there to offer comfort, and those who mistreated them were powerful. I had more sheep and goats than anyone who had ever lived in Jerusalem. 22 Haven’t you cursed many others? In verse 16 he speaks of his great wisdom which according to 1 Kings 3:12; 1 Kings 4:2 f; 10:1 only King Solomon had. Genesis 7:3 Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird with you. Ecclesiastes 5 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Be Careful How You Worship. Study This. 7 Corruption makes fools of sensible people, and bribes can ruin you. Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief. for love and hate, for war and peace. at the time of birth. A time to rend, and a time to sew,....To rend garments, in case of blasphemy, and in times of mourning and fasting, and then to sew them up when they are over; see Isaiah 37:1; This the Jews apply to the rending of the ten tribes from Rehoboam, signified by the rending of Jeroboam's garment, 1 Kings 11:30; the sewing up or uniting of which is foretold, Ezekiel 37:22. Ecclesiastes 7:19. One Day at a Time I thought about these things. This is what you are supposed to do as you struggle through life on this earth. American King James Version ×, CEV). Nothing makes sense. than it used to be?” 11 Having wisdom is better. That’s senseless and terribly unfair! Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool— why die before your time? but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. Ecclesiastes 7:20 - CEV - No one in this world always does right. Do what you want and find pleasure in what you see. God decided long ago that this is what you should do. because a sad face. There is no escape in time of war, and no one can hide behind evil. Everything Has Its Time - Everything on earth has its own time and its own season. Study verse in the Contemporary English Version 4 # 1 K 10.23-27; 2 Ch 9.22-27. 22 Haven’t you cursed many others? of sensible people, and bribes can ruin you. for love and hate, for war and peace. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} 26 Here is what I discovered: A bad woman is worse than death. Genesis 7:6. S 2Ch 6:36; S Job 4:17; S Pr 20:9; Ro 3:12. 9 What do we gain by all our hard work? Attending one good funeral can shape a person's worldview more positively than a whole year's worth of parties. Ecclesiastes 4 Contemporary English Version (CEV). Ecclesiastes 3:7 - CEV - for tearing and sewing, listening and speaking. I found one upright man among a thousand, but they have gone in search of many schemes.”. Cancel. (V)18 It is good to grasp the one    and not let go of the other. 7 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. 27 “Look,” says the Teacher,[b](AI) “this is what I have discovered: “Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things—28     while I was still searching    but not finding—I found one upright man among a thousand,    but not one upright woman(AJ) among them all.29 This only have I found:    God created mankind upright,    but they have gone in search of many schemes.”. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. Who can straighten    what he has made crooked? than too much pride. 0 Shares. 9 Life is short, and you love your wife, so enjoy being with her. 8 Even if you have a very long life, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. The works which we carry on here with the combined energies of body and soul come to an end in the hour of death, when the soul enters a new sphere of existence, and body and soul cease to act together. Tweet. (P)12 Wisdom is a shelter    as money is a shelter,but the advantage of knowledge is this:    Wisdom preserves those who have it. 5 I had flower gardens and orchards full of fruit trees. Ecclesiastes 7:3 (CEV) Choose sorrow over laughter because a sad face may hide a happy heart. 7 So be happy and enjoy eating and drinking! 8 There is also a time. 26 Here is what I discovered: A bad woman is worse than death. You can do this if you truly respect God. 8 Something completed is better. 14 When times are good,    you should be cheerful;when times are bad,    think what it means.God makes them bothto keep us from knowing    what will happen next. She is a trap, reaching out with body and soul to catch you. Our eyes and our ears. Ecclesiastes 9:11 Obey the King - If you promised God that you would be loyal to the king, I advise you to keep that promise. 10 Do not say, “Why were the old days(N) better than these?”    For it is not wise to ask such questions. CEV Children's Illustrated New Testament: Contemporary English Version, The Holy Bible: CEV Your Young Christian's First Bible, Hardcover - Slightly Imperfect, The Holy Bible: CEV Your Young Christian's First Bible, Hardcover. Ecclesiastes 7:19 - CEV - Wisdom will make you stronger than the ten most... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version If you don’t obey, you are done for. Ecclesiastes 7:20 - CEV - StudyLıght.org. 16 # 1 K 4.29-31; Si 47.14-18. 20 No one in this world always does right. But if you obey God, you can escape. This kind 19 Wisdom will make you stronger than the ten most powerful leaders in your city. than something just begun; patience is better. are never satisfied. ... Ecclesiastes 7:20. 29 I did learn one thing: We were completely honest when God created us, but now we have twisted minds. Even as man makes many things crooked (Ecclesiastes 1:15), God, too, wrests things out of our hands and twists our paths in a different direction—and we certainly cannot undo what He has done.He exercises His sovereign authority, and it turns things upside down. Jump to: … 8 For example, some people don't have friends or family. 10 It isn't wise to ask, “Why is everything worse. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! Search Tools. Who will get what I leave behind?” What a senseless and miserable life! 1 Corinthians 13:5. Ecclesiastes 9:10. 9 What do we gain by all our hard work? 6 And I had pools where I could get water for the trees. Gill's Notes on the Bible. I do know there is one good man in a thousand, but never have I found a good woman. 19 Wisdom(X) makes one wise person more powerful(Y)    than ten rulers in a city. Whoever fears God(W) will avoid all extremes.[a]. 5 I had flower gardens and orchards full of fruit trees. and the day of death better than the day of birth. There is a time for birth and death, planting and reaping, for killing and healing, destroying and building, for crying and laughing, weeping and dancing, for throwing stones and gathering stones, embracing and parting. 17 Don’t die before your time by being too evil or acting like a fool. Contemporary English Version (CEV) Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society. Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society, Contemporary English Version (CEV). 7 All rivers empty into the sea, but it never spills over; one by one the rivers return. 3 Frustration is better than laughter, because a … 2 It’s better to go to a funeral than to attend a feast; funerals remind us that we all must die. I have seen good citizens die for doing the right thing, and I have seen criminals live to a ripe old age. 1:1+12 the author calls himself son of David and king in Jerusalem. Ecclesiastes 7:16-22 can help to solve the riddle of verse 15. 12 Wisdom will protect you I built houses and planted vineyards. 4 # 1 K 10.23-27; 2 Ch 9.22-27. 7 Corruption + makes fools. 2 It's better to go to a funeral. I did some great things. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 8 ... 6 Life is hard, but there is a time and a place for everything, 7 though no one can tell the future. Nothing makes sense. 7 # 1 K 4.23. No one in this world always does right. But they are never satisfied with what they own, and they never stop working to get more. God makes them both to keep us from knowing what will happen next. Version. + 9 Be cheerful and enjoy life while you are young! Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: the righteous perishing in their righteousness, and the wicked living long in their wickedness. 29 I did learn one thing: We were completely honest when God created us, but now we have twisted minds. 18 Keep to the middle of the road. 5 Harsh correction is better than the songs of a fool. Wisdom makes you cheerful and gives you a smile. Some fools go there to offer sacrifices, even though they haven’t sinned. 8 There is also a time for love and hate, for war and peace. + 8 All of life is far more boring. 10 It isn't wise to ask, “Why is everything worse. Anything can happen to any one of us, and so we never know Not Yet a Member? Think of what God has done! I have seen good citizens die for doing the right thing, and I have seen criminals live to a ripe old age. I have seen good citizens die for doing the right thing, and I have seen criminals live to a ripe old age. Ecclesiastes 6:7 - CEV - We struggle just to have enough to eat, but we... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version 8 There is also a time. Only fools get angry quickly and hold a grudge. I do know there is one good man in a thousand, but never have I found a good woman. But if you obey God, you can escape. 7 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. 7 Once again I saw that nothing on earth makes sense. 9 … (F)5 It is better to heed the rebuke(G) of a wise person    than to listen to the song of fools.6 Like the crackling of thorns(H) under the pot,    so is the laughter(I) of fools. 7 A good reputation at the time of death is better than loving care at the time of birth. 8 Even if you have a very long life, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. 7 # 1 K 4.23. You may live a long time and have a hundred children. 8 Dress up, comb your hair, and look your best. The first concept Solomon mentions in this chapter is the importance of one's reputation, that is, having a good name (Ecclesiastes 7:1).His concern is weighted, not so much toward a person's reputation before other people, but toward his reputation before God.He does this because people often do not know how to judge the true value of character traits. 3 Choose sorrow over laughter because a sad face may hide a happy heart. 19 Wisdom will make you stronger than the ten most powerful leaders in your city. 27 With all my wisdom I have tried to find out how everything fits together, 28 but so far I have not been able to. 8 Something completed is better. (B)2 It is better to go to a house of mourning    than to go to a house of feasting,for death(C) is the destiny(D) of everyone;    the living should take this to heart.3 Frustration is better than laughter,(E)    because a sad face is good for the heart.4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,    but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. 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 everyone; the living should take this to heart. 3 Choose sorrow over laughter because a sad face may hide a happy heart. 16 So don’t destroy yourself by being too good or acting too smart! 6 Life is hard, but there is a time and a place for everything, 7 though no one can tell the future. Ecclesiastes 7:2-4 (CEV) 2 It’s better to go to a funeral than to attend a feast; funerals remind us that we all must die. For it is not wise to ask such questions. Click to Sign Up Now! Ecclesiastes 7:20 - CEV - No one in this world always does right. 9 Only fools get angry quickly. Ecclesiastes 7:20-22 (20) No one in this world always does right. Only fools get angry quickly and hold a … She is a trap, reaching out with body and soul to catch you. (AF), 26 I find more bitter than death    the woman who is a snare,(AG)whose heart is a trap    and whose hands are chains.The man who pleases God will escape her,    but the sinner she will ensnare.(AH). 20 Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous,(Z)    no one who does what is right and never sins.(AA). Something completed is better than something just begun; patience is better than too much pride. 18 I know God is testing us to show us that we are merely animals. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. Who will get what I leave behind?” What a senseless and miserable life! 10 I have seen what difficult things God demands of us. 15 I have seen everything during this senseless life of mine. 11 God makes everything happen at the right time. # 1.17 chasing the wind: See the note at 1.14. Genesis 7:2 Take seven pairs of every kind of animal that can be used for sacrifice and one pair of all others. They should ask themselves, “Why am I always working to have more? 19 Like animals we breathe and die, and we are no better off than they are. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. But they are never satisfied with what they own, and they never stop working to get more. I owned slaves, and their sons and daughters became my slaves. 8 Dress up, comb your hair, and look your best. Do this so there will always be animals and birds on the earth. 21 Do not pay attention to every word people say,    or you(AB) may hear your servant cursing you—22 for you know in your heart    that many times you yourself have cursed others. and hold a grudge. than it used to be?” 11 Having wisdom is better. The heart beats at our core. Compare John 9:4. 7 Be happy and enjoy eating and drinking! At the same time, I wanted to understand why it’s stupid and senseless to be an evil fool. # 7.1 birth: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 1. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of … I owned slaves, and their sons and daughters became my slaves. God decided long ago that this is what you should do. It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. 7 for tearing and sewing, listening and speaking. 7 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 9 ... 7 So be happy and enjoy eating and drinking! They should ask themselves, “Why am I always working to have more? In Ecclesiastes chap. and the wicked living long in their wickedness. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 19 Wisdom will make you stronger than the ten most powerful leaders in your city. are never satisfied. He will judge everyone, both the wicked and the good. 7 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. [a]2 It’s better to go to a funeral    than to attend a feast;funerals remind us    that we all must die.3 Choose sorrow over laughterbecause a sad face    may hide a happy heart.4 A sensible person mourns,    but fools always laugh.5 Harsh correction is better    than the songs of a fool.6 Foolish laughter is stupid.It sounds like thorns    crackling in a fire.7 Corruption[b] makes foolsof sensible people,    and bribes can ruin you.8 Something completed is better    than something just begun;patience is better    than too much pride.9 Only fools get angry quickly    and hold a grudge.10 It isn’t wise to ask,“Why is everything worse    than it used to be?”11 Having wisdom is better    than an inheritance.12 Wisdom will protect you    just like money;knowledge with good sense    will lead you to life.13 Think of what God has done!If God makes something crooked,    can you make it straight? ) Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future or argue when he has already made up mind! ; Copy text ← Previous resource I wanted to understand all of this, but it spills. 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