"Let thy spirit be easy and pleasant; then let there be. The Vanity Of Life. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point i. Solomon sensed that it was much easier to destroy than to build. I believed, therefore have I spoken. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. "It is all little enough to make thy passage through this world easy and comfortable: [2.] Wisdom is better than strength: The Preacher knew that even though wisdom is not appreciated and it is ultimately vain, it was still better than strength. (2.) General Epistles Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. -------------------- Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a Pentateuch General Epistles Major Prophets 1. Yet no one remembered that same poor man. The almost unbelievable fleetingness of fame added to the sense of meaninglessness of life. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! -------------------- Johannine Writings if he be poor his wisdom is despised and. He had exhorted us (v. 10) to do what we have to do with all our might; but here he reminds us that, when we have done all, we must leave the issue with God, and not be confident of the success. -------------------- -------------------- The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Hence he observes the great usefulness and excellency of wisdom, and what a blessing it makes men to their country: 2. 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How many of the good gifts both of nature and Providence does one sinner destroy and make waste of-good sense, good parts, good learning, a good disposition, a good estate, good meat, good drink, and abundance of God's good creatures, all made use of in the service of sin, and so destroyed and lost, and the end of giving them frustrated and perverted! Minor Prophets A poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city: Solomon tells a story about a poor wise man whose wisdom saved a city against the siege of a great king. -------------------- "The Preacher Solomon - Ecclesiastes 3 - (NKJV - New King James Version)." 1. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who swears is as he who shuns an oath. Being poor, he was slighted by the city, though he was wise and had been an instrument to save them all from ruin: II. -------------------- There are but few whose names survive them long; the grave is a land of forgetfulness. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Let your garments always be white, Thank you for registering. For God has already accepted your works. The righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God.... All things come alike to all, know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them, One event happens to the righteous and the wicked … as is the good, so is the sinner, This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, one event happens to the righteous and the wicked, For him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion, The dead know nothing … Nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun, Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity, Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going, I returned and saw under the sun that - the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, The sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them, A poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city, Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard rather than the shout of a ruler of fools, Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 37-38 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Ezekiel 31-35 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Revelation 10-12 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 39-41 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 27-28 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). It is probable enough that, as in Ecclesiastes 9:14, the writer had some definite historical fact present to his thoughts which we are unable to identify. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point (Eaton). So the sons of men are snared in an evil time, "Make use of the comforts and enjoyments which God has given thee: [4.] The New Testament ( Ecc 9:1-6) The despair of death: the same thing happens to everyone. Pentateuch Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Prophets As another of the vanities of this present life. Luke-Acts 9:1. The qualifications necessary to this cheerfulness: "Rejoice and have, (3.) There is an end of their affections, their friendships and enmities: II. The New Testament Tools. i. (1a) The Preacher. a. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed Pentateuch In anything done under the sun. Poetical Books 4. b. i. "Life is utterly meaningless and our common death and destiny prove it to be so. The Best Way To Live Under The Sun. Nevermore will they have a share The Old Testament Having laid down these principles, he acknowledges that, 1. 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Ecclesiastes 7:9New International Version (NIV) 9 Do not be quickly provokedin your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. Luke-Acts In his somewhat contradictory way, the one who previously proclaimed God's management of all (Ecclesiastes 7:13 and 9:1) now wondered if it didn't all happen according to time and chance. Solomon, having been himself ensnared by the abuse of sensitive delights, warns others of the danger, not by a total prohibition of them, but by directing to the sober and moderate use of them; we may use the world, but must not abuse it, take what is to be had out of it, and expect no more. "The Preacher Solomon - Ecclesiastes 5 - (KJV - King James Version)." 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Minor Prophets Luke-Acts Wisdom Literature He shows the advantages which the living have above those that are dead. Wisdom Literature Thus Solomon, when, in the close of the foregoing chapter, he applied his heart to know the work of God, and took a great deal of pains to search into it, though he despaired of finding it out, yet he found out that which abundantly recompensed him for the search, and gave him some satisfaction, which he here gives us; for therefore he considered all this in his heart, and weighed it deliberately, that he might declare it for the good of others. Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire] Literally, than the wandering of the soul. They are now madmen, and all the delights they seem to be blessed with are but like the pleasant dreams and fancies of a distracted man. Major Prophets This seemed great to Solomon; it was a wonderful and significant display of wisdom. Ecc 9:14: There was a little city with few men in it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great snares around it. The Old Testament The words of the Preacher, a. For the memory of them is forgotten. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. Death Comes to All. of Scripture. Nor favor to men of skill; As another instance of the liberty and power of God’s providence in the disposal of human affairs, of which he spoke above, Ecclesiastes 9:1-3. When it falls suddenly upon them. Minor Prophets The truth is substantially that embodied in the fable of “the dog and his shadow” and in proverbs like “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”. The New Testament We are often disappointed of the good we had great hopes of. The righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God.... All things come alike to all: With his under the sun premise - excluding any sense of eternity or accountability in a life to come - man can know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them. 9 This, too, I carefully explored: Even though the actions of godly and wise people are in God’s hands, no one knows whether God will show them favor. Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard But the dead know nothing, b. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. We measure God's love by what Jesus did at the cross. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. c. Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good: Wisdom is better - better than strength (weapons of war), better than foolishness - but all the good that wisdom does can quickly be taken away by one sinner who destroys much good. General Epistles Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun. So forget about all I have said and have a good time." 1996-2021. When life is gone all this world is gone with it, as to us. But time and chance happen to them all. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. 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Let us relish the comforts of life while we live, and cheerfully take our share of the enjoyments of it. But one sinner destroys much good.". Major Prophets a. I returned and saw under the sun that - the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong: Solomon wondered, "If this life is all there is, then why doesn't this life make more sense?" 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. There is an end of their name. b. Perhaps the sense is, "God has already accepted your works - I hope; because if He hasn't, there is nothing you can do about it.". The great difference that there is between the characters of the righteous and the wicked, which, in several instances, are set the one over-against the other, to show that, though. Wisdom is better than weapons of war; Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Johannine Writings The wisdom of some would have healed the nation, but, through the wickedness of a few, it would not be healed. A. "Wisdom is better than strength. For God has already accepted your works: Given the recent emphasis on the sovereign power of God (Ecclesiastes 7:13, 9:1), we sense both fatalism and wishing in this statement. For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. Study the bible online using commentary on Ecclesiastes 9 and more! GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Poetical Books He knows those who are His (2 Timothy 2:19). The Gospels i. Establishing things by wisdom is much more difficult than destroying them by the work of even one sinner. 25 Nov 2020. (1a) The Preacher. 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