Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 7:23-29

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Ecclesiastes 7:23-29

NIV 23 All this I tested by wisdom and I said, “I am determined to be wise”— but this was beyond me. NIV 23 All this I tested by wisdom and I said, “I am determined to be wise”— but this was beyond me. NIV 24 Whatever exists is far off and most profound— who can discover it? NIV 24 Whatever exists is far off and most profound— who can discover it? NIV 25 So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly. NIV 25 So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly. NIV 26 I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare. NIV 26 I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare. NIV 27 “Look,” says the Teacher, “this is what I have discovered: “Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things— NIV 27 “Look,” says the Teacher, “this is what I have discovered: “Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things— NIV 28 while I was still searching but not finding— I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all. NIV 28 while I was still searching but not finding— I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all. NIV 29 This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.” NIV 29 This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.”

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