Ecclesiastes 1:13; Ecclesiastes 1:16-17; Ecclesiastes 2:1; Ecclesiastes 2:3; Ecclesiastes 2:10; Ecclesiastes 2:15; Ecclesiastes 2:20; Ecclesiastes 2:23; Ecclesiastes 3:11; Ecclesiastes 3:17-18; Ecclesiastes 5:2; Ecclesiastes 5:20; Ecclesiastes 7:2-4; Ecclesiastes 7:7; Ecclesiastes 7:21; Ecclesiastes 7:25-26; Ecclesiastes 8:5; Ecclesiastes 8:9; Ecclesiastes 8:11; Ecclesiastes 8:16; Ecclesiastes 9:1; Ecclesiastes 9:3; Ecclesiastes 9:7; Ecclesiastes 10:2-3; Ecclesiastes 11:9-10

13 And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.
16 I said to myself, "Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge." 17 And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind.
1 I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.
3 I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly, until I could see what good there is for the sons of men to do under heaven the few years of their lives.
10 All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor.
15 Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."
20 Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.
23 Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity.
11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.
17 I said to myself, "God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man," for a time for every matter and for every deed is there. 18 I said to myself concerning the sons of men, "God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts."
2 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.
20 For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.
2 It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy. 4 The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.
7 For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart.
21 Also, do not take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you.
25 I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness. 26 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.
5 He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.
9 All this I have seen and applied my mind to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over another man to his hurt.
11 Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
16 When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night ),
1 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.
3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.
7 Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.
2 A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left. 3 Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.
9 Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things. 10 So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.
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