Ecclesiastes 1:3; Ecclesiastes 1:13; Ecclesiastes 2:3; Ecclesiastes 2:8; Ecclesiastes 2:12; Ecclesiastes 2:18; Ecclesiastes 2:21-22; Ecclesiastes 2:24; Ecclesiastes 2:26; Ecclesiastes 3:10-11; Ecclesiastes 3:13; Ecclesiastes 3:18-19; Ecclesiastes 3:21-22; Ecclesiastes 5:19; Ecclesiastes 6:1; Ecclesiastes 6:7; Ecclesiastes 6:10-12; Ecclesiastes 7:2; Ecclesiastes 7:14; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Ecclesiastes 7:28-29; Ecclesiastes 8:1; Ecclesiastes 8:6; Ecclesiastes 8:8-9; Ecclesiastes 8:11; Ecclesiastes 8:15; Ecclesiastes 8:17; Ecclesiastes 9:1; Ecclesiastes 9:3; Ecclesiastes 9:12; Ecclesiastes 9:15; Ecclesiastes 10:14; Ecclesiastes 11:8; Ecclesiastes 12:5; Ecclesiastes 12:13

3 What advantage does man have in all his work Which he does under the sun?
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.
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.
8 Also, I collected for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I provided for myself male and female singers and the pleasures of men -many concubines.
12 So I turned to consider wisdom, madness and folly; for what will the man do who will come after the king except what has already been done?
18 Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.
21 When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil. 22 For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun?
24 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.
26 For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.
10 I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. 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.
13 moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor -it is the gift of God.
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." 19 For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.
21 Who knows that the breath of man ascends upward and the breath of the beast descends downward to the earth? 22 I have seen that nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities, for that is his lot. For who will bring him to see what will occur after him?
19 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.
1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men -
7 All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied.
10 Whatever exists has already been named , and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is. 11 For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man? 12 For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?
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.
14 In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider - God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.
20 Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
28 which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these. 29 "Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices."
1 Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom illumines him and causes his stern face to beam.
6 For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, though a man's trouble is heavy upon him.
8 No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death; and there is no discharge in the time of war, and evil will not deliver those who practice it. 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.
15 So I commended pleasure, for there is nothing good for a man under the sun except to eat and to drink and to be merry, and this will stand by him in his toils throughout the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.
17 and I saw every work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun. Even though man should seek laboriously, he will not discover; and though the wise man should say, "I know," he cannot discover.
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.
12 Moreover , man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.
15 But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.
14 Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
8 Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.
5 Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.
13 The conclusion , when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
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