Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 5

Jubilee Bible 2000

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Ecclesiastes 5

JUB 1 Watch thy feet when thou goest to the house of God and draw near <em>with</em> more <em>willingness</em> to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know how to do what <em>God</em> wants. NIV 1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. JUB 2 Do not be rash with thy mouth and do not let thy heart be hasty to utter <em>any</em> thing before God, for God <em>is</em> in heaven and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few. NIV 2 Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. JUB 3 For <em>out</em> of much preoccupation comes the dream, and the voice of the fool <em>out</em> of a multitude of words. NIV 3 A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool. JUB 4 When thou dost vow a vow unto God, do not defer to pay it; for <em>he has</em> no pleasure in fools; pay that which thou hast vowed. NIV 4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. JUB 5 <em>It is</em> better that thou should not vow than that thou should vow and not pay. NIV 5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. JUB 6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it <em>was</em> ignorance. Why <em>should thou cause</em> God to be angry because of thy voice and destroy the work of thine hands? NIV 6 Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands? JUB 7 Because dreams abound, and vanities and the words are many, but fear thou God. NIV 7 Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God. JUB 8 If thou seest violence unto the poor and <em>the</em> extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and <em>there is</em> one higher than they. NIV 8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still. JUB 9 And there is higher <em>authority</em> in all of the things of the earth, <em>but</em> he who serves the field is king. NIV 9 The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields. JUB 10 He that loves money shall not be satisfied with money; nor he that loves abundance with increase; this <em>is</em> also vanity. NIV 10 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. JUB 11 When goods increase, those that eat them are increased; and what good <em>is there</em> to the owners thereof, except the beholding <em>of them</em> with their eyes? NIV 11 As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them? JUB 12 The sleep of the servant <em>is</em> sweet whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. NIV 12 The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep. JUB 13 There is <em>another</em> sore evil <em>which</em> I have seen under the sun, <em>namely</em>, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt; NIV 13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners, JUB 14 which are lost by evil pursuits and to the sons which he has begotten; <em>there is</em> nothing left in his hand. NIV 14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when they have children there is nothing left for them to inherit. JUB 15 As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand. NIV 15 Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands. JUB 16 And this also <em>is</em> a sore evil; <em>that</em> in all points as he came, so shall he go; and what profit has he that has laboured for the wind? NIV 16 This too is a grievous evil: As everyone comes, so they depart, and what do they gain, since they toil for the wind? JUB 17 In addition to this, all the days of his life he shall eat in darkness, with much wrath and pain and sorrow sickness. NIV 17 All their days they eat in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger. JUB 18 Behold therefore the good which I have seen: that good is to eat and to drink and to enjoy of the good of all his labour that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God gives him; for it <em>is</em> his portion. NIV 18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. JUB 19 Likewise, unto every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, he has also given him power to eat thereof and to take his portion and to rejoice in his labour; this <em>is</em> the gift of God. NIV 19 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. JUB 20 To such a one, God will remove the concerns common <em>to others</em>, for God shall answer <em>him</em> with joy from his heart. NIV 20 They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.

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