This also is vanity. and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. 2 I ysaid of laughter, “It is mad,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?” You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. 28  Her children rise up and call her blessed; 30  lCharm is deceitful, and beauty is vain. Ecclesiastes 1 - ESV: The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Ecclesiastes 1:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV). Ecc 1:1 ¶ Ecc 1:1 - The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. and what has been done is what will be done. 2 I xsaid in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity.1 5 n Guard your ... To draw near to listen is better than to p offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. 2 1 Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. He communes in his own heart – and by the way, he says that a lot in this section at least. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? Be not hasty to go from his presence. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 11  There are those3 who ecurse their fathers, 12  There are those who are fclean in their own eyes. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! 1. Also my lwisdom remained with me. 1. 13 And I (R)applied my heart[f] to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. Discourse, Part 1: In spite of life's apparent enigmas and meaninglessness, it is to be enjoyed as a gift from God (1:12;11:6) Since human wisdom and endeavors are meaningless, people should enjoy their life and work and its fruits as gifts from God (1:12;6:9) Introduction 16 I said in my heart, “I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me, and my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.” 17 And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. 1 The words of a the Preacher, 1 the son of David, b king in Jerusalem. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil. 16 I said in my heart, “I have acquired great twisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me, and my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.” Ecclesiastes 1:1. The oracle.1. English Standard Version. This also is vanity and a great evil. and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. 2 Vanity b of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! sdefend the rights of tthe poor and needy. The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but g the earth remains forever.. 5 h The sun rises, and the sun goes down, I perceived that this also is but ra striving after wind. d All is vanity.. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? 31  the dstrutting rooster,5 the he-goat. at which he toils under the sun? 5 I made myself dgardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. and hastens3 to the place where it rises. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 22 What has a man from call the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun? 3 For everything there is a season, and la time for every matter under heaven: 2  a time to be born, and a time to mdie; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 5  a time to pcast away stones, and a time to qgather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to rrefrain from embracing; a time to keep, and a time to tcast away; a time to vkeep silence, and a time to speak; 9 What xgain has the worker from his toil? 8 I also gathered for myself silver and ggold and the treasure of hkings and iprovinces. Ecclesiastes 1 English Standard Version All Is Vanity 1 The words of the Preacher, [1] the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 14 I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity.2 English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. 14 above]; ver. 17 I said in my heart, lGod will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is ma time for every matter and for every work. Bible > ESV > Ecclesiastes 12 Ecclesiastes 12 English Standard Version: Par Remember Your Creator in Your Youth. Ecclesiastes 7:27 Behold, this is what I found, says the Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things--Ecclesiastes 12:8 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity. All is vanity. d All is vanity.. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil. I perceived that this also is but a striving after wind. I got jsingers, both men and women, and many kconcubines,2 the delight of the sons of man. 9 l What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. A Time for Everything. Font Size Ecclesiastes 1:9. (Ec 1:12; Ec 7:27; Ec 12:8) 2 Vanity [2] of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! Ecclesiastes 4. Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. 18 For (Z)in much wisdom is much vexation,    and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. 13 Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness. Version. 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