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 Ecclesiastes 5
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   Book of Ecclesiastes
   Chapter 5
5:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.
 
5:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore * let your words be few.
 
5:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
 
5:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow!
 
5:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.
 
5:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?
 
5:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.
 
5:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over * another official, and there are higher officials over them.
 
5:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.
 
5:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.
 
5:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except * to look * on?
 
5:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.
 
5:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.
 
5:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When those riches were lost through a bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing * to support him.
 
5:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
As he had come naked from his mother's womb, so will he return as he came. He will take nothing * from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand.
 
5:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
This also is a grievous evil --exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?
 
5:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Throughout his life he also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.
 
5:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy * oneself in all one's labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward.
 
5:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
 
5:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.
 
 

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