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 Ecclesiastes 4:1 - 6
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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of Ecclesiastes
   Chapter 4  - Click for Chapter Audio
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression R89 which were being done under the sun. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no R90 one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:1
BCC -> Commentary on 4:1
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:1
GSB -> Study Notes on 4:1
JFB -> Commentary on 4:1
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:1
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:1
TSK -> Entry for 4:1
WEN -> Notes on 4:1
NTB -> Afflictions And Adversities; Instruction; Life; Oppression; Philosophy; Rulers
TCR -> Comfortless Lives; Hope-Despair; Kindness-Cruelty; Life; Oppression; Weariness of Life
TTT -> Affliction, Consolation under
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of; Justice
EDL -> Devotional using 4:1
EDL -> Devotional using 4:1


4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So I R91 congratulated the dead who are already dead more than the living who are still living.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:2
BCC -> Commentary on 4:2
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:2
GSB -> Study Notes on 4:2
JFB -> Commentary on 4:2
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:2
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:2
TSK -> Entry for 4:2
WEN -> Notes on 4:2
NTB -> Death
TCR -> Hope-Despair; Life; Weariness of Life
BED -> Death, Mortality; Ecclesiastes, Theology of
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of
EDL -> Devotional using 4:2
EDL -> Devotional using 4:2


4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But better R92 off than both of them is the one who has never existed, who has never seen the evil activity that is done under the sun.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:3
BCC -> Commentary on 4:3
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:3
GSB -> Study Notes on 4:3
JFB -> Commentary on 4:3
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:3
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:3
TSK -> Entry for 4:3
WEN -> Notes on 4:3
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of
EDL -> Devotional using 4:3
EDL -> Devotional using 4:3


4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
I have seen that every labor and every skill R93 which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity R94 F45 and striving after wind.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:4
BCC -> Commentary on 4:4
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:4
GSB -> Study Notes on 4:4
JFB -> Commentary on 4:4
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:4
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:4
TSK -> Entry for 4:4
WEN -> Notes on 4:4
NTB -> Envy; Jealousy; Vanity
TTT -> Envy; Vanity
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of; Envy
EDL -> Devotional using 4:4
EDL -> Devotional using 4:4


4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The fool folds R95 his hands and consumes R96 his own flesh.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:5
BCC -> Commentary on 4:5
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:5
GSB -> Study Notes on 4:5
JFB -> Commentary on 4:5
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:5
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:5
TSK -> Entry for 4:5
WEN -> Notes on 4:5
NTB -> Fool; Idleness
TTT -> Fools
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of; Fool, Foolishness, And Folly
EDL -> Devotional using 4:5
EDL -> Devotional using 4:5


4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
One hand full of rest is better R97 than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 4:6
BCC -> Commentary on 4:6
GEB -> Study Notes on 4:6
GSB -> Study Notes on 4:6
JFB -> Commentary on 4:6
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 4:6
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 4:6
TSK -> Entry for 4:6
WEN -> Notes on 4:6
NTB -> Contentment; Peace; Poor; Poverty
TCR -> Care; Quietness; Quietness-Tumult; Rest-Unrest; Trouble; Worldly
TTT -> Peace
HBD -> Ecclesiastes, Book Of
EDL -> Devotional using 4:6
EDL -> Devotional using 4:6


FOOTNOTES:
F45 Or futility, and so throughout the ch

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R89 Job 35:9; Psalms 12:5; Ecclesiastes 3:16; 5:8; Isaiah 5:7
R90 Jeremiah 16:7; Lamentations 1:9
R91 Job 3:11-26; Ecclesiastes 2:17; 7:1
R92 Job 3:11-22; Ecclesiastes 6:3; Luke 23:29
R93 Ecclesiastes 2:21
R94 Ecclesiastes 1:14
R95 Proverbs 6:10;
R96 Isaiah 9:20
R97 Proverbs 15:16,17; 16:8

 
 

Abbreviations Legend:

ACC - Adam Clark Commentary; BCC - Burton Coffman; GEB - Gill's Exposition; GSB - Geneva Study Bible; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; NTB - Nave's Topical Bible; TCR - Thompson Chain Reference; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; TTT - Torrey's Topical Textbook; BED - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; EDL - Every Day Light;

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