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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Ecclesiastes 7:7 - 12; Ecclesiastes 7:19 - 26; Ecclesiastes 10:1 - 11:6
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   Book of Ecclesiastes
   Chapter 7
7:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Extortion turns a wise man into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
 
7:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
 
7:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
 
7:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.
 
7:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
 
7:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.
 
7:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom makes one wise man more powerful than ten rulers in a city.
 
7:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.
 
7:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you -
 
7:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others.
 
7:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All this I tested by wisdom and I said, "I am determined to be wise" - but this was beyond me.
 
7:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whatever wisdom may be, it is far off and most profound - who can discover it?
 
7:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly.
 
7:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
 
   Chapter 10
10:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
 
10:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.
 
10:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is.
 
10:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If a ruler's anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great errors to rest.
 
10:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler:
 
10:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.
 
10:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.
 
10:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
 
10:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.
 
10:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.
 
10:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If a snake bites before it is charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.
 
10:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Words from a wise man's mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips.
 
10:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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At the beginning his words are folly; at the end they are wicked madness -
 
10:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and the fool multiplies words. No one knows what is coming - who can tell him what will happen after him?
 
10:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool's work wearies him; he does not know the way to town.
 
10:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Woe to you, O land whose king was a servant F14 and whose princes feast in the morning.
 
10:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Blessed are you, O land whose king is of noble birth and whose princes eat at a proper time - for strength and not for drunkenness.
 
10:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.
 
10:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything.
 
10:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird of the air may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say.
 
   Chapter 11
11:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.
 
11:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
 
11:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If clouds are full of water, they pour rain upon the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there will it lie.
 
11:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
 
11:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed F15 in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
 
11:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F14 Or king is a child
F15 Or know how life (or the spirit) enters the body being formed

 
 

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