Bible Versions NAS Ecclesiastes 2:11; Ecclesiastes 2:24; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Ecclesiastes 4:5; Ecclesiastes 5:6; Ecclesiastes 5:14-15; Ecclesiastes 7:18; Ecclesiastes 7:26; Ecclesiastes 9:1; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Ecclesiastes 10:18; Ecclesiastes 11:6
Ecclesiastes 2:11; Ecclesiastes 2:24; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Ecclesiastes 4:5; Ecclesiastes 5:6; Ecclesiastes 5:14-15; Ecclesiastes 7:18; Ecclesiastes 7:26; Ecclesiastes 9:1; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Ecclesiastes 10:18; Ecclesiastes 11:6 (New American Standard)
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Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.
Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.
The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.
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?
When those riches were lost through a bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing to support him.
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.
It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God. Man does not know whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.
Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.
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