Ecclesiastes 9:5 The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. 12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. Already twisted by evil, people choose their own mad course, for they have no hope. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil. I saw the tears of the oppressed, with no one to comfort them. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don’t. Ecclesiastes 9:13-16 13 Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works. What they say will not be appreciated for long. 4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. NLT: New Living Translation 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, All rights reserved. There is nothing ahead but death anyway. but one sinner can destroy much that is good. What they say will not be appreciated for long. 11 I have observed something else under the sun. 5 The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad,[a] ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Ecc 9:2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, [fn] ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. New Living Translation; Ecclesiastes 9 Ecclesiastes 9. 3 It seems so wrong that everyone under the sun suffers the same fate. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! But afterward no one thought to thank him. 5 The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. This summary of the book of Ecclesiastes provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Ecclesiastes. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good. See life with the wife whom thou hast loved, all the days of the life of thy vanity, that He hath given to thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity, for it is thy portion in life, even of thy labour that thou art labouring at under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:3 What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? 13 Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works. There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it. 8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. For when you go to the grave,[b] there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. 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. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy. 17 Better to hear the quiet words of a wise person    than the shouts of a foolish king.18 Better to have wisdom than weapons of war,    but one sinner can destroy much that is good. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. NLT: New Living Translation . Ecclesiastes 9:1 NLT 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. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil. Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 Don’t be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. 9 1 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. Ecclesiastes 9 King James Version (KJV) 9 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them. It has all been done before. Ecclesiastes 9 Death Comes to All. 10 Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. So even though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. 6 Whatever they did in their lifetime—loving, hating, envying—is all long gone. NLT 1 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. 9 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them. Ecclesiastes / Ecclesiastes 9 1 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. All rights reserved. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. 3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy. 1 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. NIV 1 So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no one knows whether love or hate awaits them. Ecclesiastes 6:9 NLT. 12 People can never predict when hard times might come. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered. Ecclesiastes 5:16 And this, too, is a very serious problem. 15 A poor, wise man knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} 2 So I concluded that the dead are better off than the living. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don’t. 9 History merely repeats itself. 1 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. 9 Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 New Living Translation (NLT) 9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. Ecclesiastes 9-10 New Living Translation (NLT) Death Comes to All. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, NLT. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, 1 ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. New Living Translation Update. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 17 Better to hear the quiet words of a wise person    than the shouts of a foolish king.18 Better to have wisdom than weapons of war,    but one sinner can destroy much that is good. Ecclesiastes 9-12 New Living Translation << Ecclesiastes 8 | Ecclesiastes 9-12 | Song of Solomon 1 >> 9 1 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. As they say, “It’s better to be a live dog than a dead lion!”. What they say will not be appreciated for long. Ecclesiastes 4 New Living Translation (NLT). Death Comes to All 1This, 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. Bible Language English. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. 4 There is hope only for the living. Ecclesiastes 9. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Ecclesiastes 9… Chapter 9. Ecclesiastes 9:9 NLT Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered. 12 People can never predict when hard times might come. Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. 10 Whatever you do, do well. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don’t. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. But afterward no one thought to thank him. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. 9 Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. 9 Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. New Living Translation (NLT) Bible Book List. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 6 Whatever they did in their lifetime—loving, hating, envying—is all long gone. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil.10 Whatever you do, do well. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, * ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere. 9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. 4 There is hope only for the living. 10 Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave,[b]there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. 8 Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne! 11 We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no … 9:8 White - The eastern people of the best sort, used white garments, especially in times of rejoicing. 5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. As they say, "It's better to be a live dog than a dead lion!" 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. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. 5 The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. 11 I have observed something else under the sun. 16 So even though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. 7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. 7 So go ahead. 3 But most fortunate of all are those who are not yet born. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. A poor, wise man knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. 7 So go ahead. Font Size. Already twisted by evil, people choose their own mad course, for they have no hope. 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. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. 10 Whatever you do, do well. 16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered. Ecclesiastes 9 Men Are in the Hand of God 1 For I have taken all this to my heart and explain [ a ] it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God. There is nothing ahead but death anyway. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Ecclesiastes 9:11. Ecclesiastes 9:9 New Living Translation (NLT) 9 Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. For when you go to the grave,[b] there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. 14 There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it. Version. But afterward no one thought to thank him. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Parallel 14 There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth. Contextual Overview 4 There is hope only for the living. 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. 14 There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it. 11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. Ecclesiastes 2:11 But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless--like chasing the wind. As in Greek and Syriac versions and Latin Vulgate; Hebrew lacks, NLT Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition--hardcover, red letter, NLT Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition--Value Edition, Black Genuine Leather, NLT Thinline Reference Bible, Filament Enabled Edition--soft leather-look, rustic brown, NLT Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, brown/tan (indexed) (red letter), NLT Large-Print Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition--genuine leather, brown (indexed). 15 A poor, wise man knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. For when you go to the grave, b there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. 3 It seems so wrong that everyone under the sun suffers the same fate. 9 Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. New Living Translation (NLT). The oppressors have great power, and their victims are helpless. 11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil. Good people receive the same treatment as … Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! 6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. As in Greek and Syriac versions and Latin Vulgate; Hebrew lacks. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth. but one sinner can destroy much that is good. 16 So even though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad,[a] ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. 15 A poor, wise man knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. Eve... Read verse in New Living Translation 11 I have observed something else under the sun. NLT Ecclesiastes 9 Death Comes to All 1 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. Ecclesiastes 9:7, NLT 7 So go ahead. 6 Whatever they did in their lifetime—loving, hating, envying—is all long gone. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind. 4 Again, I observed all the oppression that takes place under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. 17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Cancel. Death Comes to All. As they say, “It’s better to be a live dog than a dead lion!”. 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. 8 Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne! 13 Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil. 9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. 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