Ecclesiastes 1:17; Ecclesiastes 2:14; Ecclesiastes 2:19; Ecclesiastes 3:12; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Ecclesiastes 3:21; Ecclesiastes 4:13; Ecclesiastes 5:1; Ecclesiastes 6:5; Ecclesiastes 6:8; Ecclesiastes 6:10; Ecclesiastes 6:12; Ecclesiastes 7:22; Ecclesiastes 7:25; Ecclesiastes 8:1; Ecclesiastes 8:5; Ecclesiastes 8:7; Ecclesiastes 8:12; Ecclesiastes 8:16-17; Ecclesiastes 9:1; Ecclesiastes 9:5; Ecclesiastes 9:11-12; Ecclesiastes 10:14-15; Ecclesiastes 11:2; Ecclesiastes 11:5-6; Ecclesiastes 11:9
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured , and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice , and to do good in his life.
I know that, whatsoever God doeth , it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished .
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear , than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other.
For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.
For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.
I applied mine heart to know , and to search , and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine , and the boldness of his face shall be changed .
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.
For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged , yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out , yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.
For the living know that they shall die : but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten .
I returned , and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding , nor yet favour to men of skill ; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper , either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Rejoice , O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.