Tyndale Bible

Ecclesiastes 7

Remedies against vanity are, a good name,

Ecclesiastes 7:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} A good name [is] better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.


Ecclesiastes 7:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [It is] better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that [is] the end of all men; and the living will lay [it] to his heart. Ecclesiastes 7:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Sorrow [is] better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. Ecclesiastes 7:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The heart of the wise [is] in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools [is] in the house of mirth. Ecclesiastes 7:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [It is] better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so [is] the laughter of the fool: this also [is] vanity.


Ecclesiastes 7:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart. Ecclesiastes 7:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Better [is] the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: [and] the patient in spirit [is] better than the proud in spirit. Ecclesiastes 7:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Say not thou, What is [the cause] that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.


Ecclesiastes 7:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Wisdom [is] good with an inheritance: and [by it there is] profit to them that see the sun. Ecclesiastes 7:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For wisdom [is] a defense, [and] money [is] a defense: but the excellency of knowledge [is, that] wisdom giveth life to them that have it. Ecclesiastes 7:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Consider the work of God: for who can make [that] straight, which he hath made crooked? Ecclesiastes 7:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him. Ecclesiastes 7:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} All [things] have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just [man] that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked [man] that prolongeth [his life] in his wickedness. Ecclesiastes 7:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? Ecclesiastes 7:17 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time? Ecclesiastes 7:18 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [It is] good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all. Ecclesiastes 7:19 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty [men] which are in the city. Ecclesiastes 7:20 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For [there is] not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. Ecclesiastes 7:21 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: Ecclesiastes 7:22 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

The difficulty of wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 7:23 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it [was] far from me. Ecclesiastes 7:24 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out? Ecclesiastes 7:25 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason [of things], and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness [and] madness: Ecclesiastes 7:26 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart [is] snares and nets, [and] her hands [as] bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. Ecclesiastes 7:27 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, [counting] one by one, to find out the account: Ecclesiastes 7:28 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found. Ecclesiastes 7:29 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

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