9 [ c]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; ( F) for that is your portion in life, and in … 8 Always be clothed in white,(L) and always anoint your head with oil. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 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. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege works against it. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 9 Enjoy life with your wife, ( M) whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 Everything Is Meaningless 1 The words of the Teacher, 1:1 Or the leader of the assembly ; also in verses 2 and 12 son of David, king in Jerusalem: Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, for in Sheol, where you are going, there is no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. Love from hatred* mortals cannot tell; both are before them. Ecclesiastes 9 is the ninth chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. In correction of the outspoken condemnation of women in Ecclesiastes 7:26, Koheleth here recognizes the happiness of a home where is found a helpmate beloved and worthy of love (comp. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Ecclesiastes 9:10 Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and … NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. 17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. "For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it be love or hatred, man knoweth it not; all is before them." They have no further reward, because the memory of them is forgotten. 10 Whatever(O) your hand finds to do, do it with all your might,(P) for in the realm of the dead,(Q) where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.(R). Bible > Ecclesiastes > Chapter 9 > Verse 5 ... Ecclesiastes 9:4 There is hope, however, for anyone who is among the living; for even a live dog is better than a dead lion. (E) 4 Anyone who is among the living has hope[b]—even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! Ecclesiastes 11:6 Sow your seed in the morning, and do not rest your hands in the evening, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or if both will equally prosper. Ecclesiastes 9:1-18 A Common Destiny for All 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. 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; … The hearts … 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. 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. 3 This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. Death Comes to All. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ecclesiastes 9. 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. Ecclesiastes Rainbow Missions, Inc., Rainbow Missions, Inc.; revision of the American Standard Version of 1901, Ed. 9.1", "denarius") ... chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 chapter 5 chapter 6 chapter 7 chapter 8 chapter 9 chapter 10 chapter 11 chapter 12. verse: New Living Translation So go ahead. 13 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: 14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: 15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. 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. (I), 7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine(J) with a joyful heart,(K) for God has already approved what you do. 12 Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net,    or birds are taken in a snare,so people are trapped by evil times(W)    that fall unexpectedly upon them. Join. All rights reserved worldwide. He observed that commonly as to outward things, good and bad men fare much alike (v. 1-3). Bible > Ecclesiastes > Chapter 9 > Verse 11 ... Ecclesiastes 9:2 It is the same for all: There is a common fate for the righteous and the wicked, for the good and the bad, for the clean and the unclean, for the one who sacrifices and the one who does not. In the grave there is no work. 11 I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift    or the battle to the strong,(S)nor does food come to the wise(T)    or wealth to the brilliant    or favor to the learned;but time and chance(U) happen to them all.(V). This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. Category » Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) Join our mailing list. 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. 9:1 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 takes grace to be a winner in any race of life,to be victorious in any battle of life, successful in every other aspect or department of life. 9. Chapter 9 Good and bad men fare alike as to this world. Ecclesiastes 9:1. 9 Enjoy life with the wife you love. Chapter. 15 Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. Donate. As it is with the good,    so with the sinful;as it is with those who take oaths,    so with those who are afraid to take them.(B). 9 Enjoy life with your wife,(M) whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. The Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes): Chapter 9. 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. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ecclesiastes 9. 1 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, c how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are d in the hand of God. (A) 2 All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad,[a] the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not. Ecclesiastes 9:9 New King James Version 9 [ a]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. 9 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. 1 All this I have kept in my heart and all this I examined: The just, the wise, and their deeds are in the hand of God. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. NIV Ecclesiastes 9 A Common Destiny for All 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. Enjoy Life Despite Death. Verse 9. Verse (Click for Chapter) New International Version Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. Enjoy every day of your short life. 1 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 10 Chapter 9 Solomon, in this chapter, for a further proof of the vanity of this world, gives us four observations which he had made upon a survey of the state of the children of men in it:— I. The book contains the philosophical and theological reflections of a character known as Qoheleth, a title literally meaning "the assembler" but traditionally translated as "the Teacher" or "The Preacher." So, the Preacher ends chapter 9 with a story about the potential of wisdom to benefit a whole city… but we also see that wisdom has it’s limitations… The Benefits and Limitations of Wisdom 13 ¶ This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great [ impressive/a great burden] unto me: Od. In traditional Jewish texts such as the Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud, authorship of Ecclesiastes is attributed to King Solomon du ("Agamemnon", "Hom. II. Support JVL. Ecclesiastes 9:15. (H)6 Their love, their hate    and their jealousy have long since vanished;never again will they have a part    in anything that happens under the sun. King James Version (KJV), KJV, Vest Pocket New Testament & Psalms, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter Version: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, KJV, Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. 4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. (Z) 16 So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.(AA). 9. 17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded    than the shouts of a ruler of fools.18 Wisdom(AB) is better than weapons of war,    but one sinner destroys much good. 8 Always be clothed in white, ( L) and always anoint your head with oil. There was found in it a poor wise man — An experienced wise man; and so at the end of the verse. 8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. For this is your lot(N) in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Everything lies ahead of them. 10 Every time you find work to do, do it the best you can. The grand truth stated here is that God is in control. - Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest; literally, see life with a wife whom thou lovest.The article is omitted, as the maxim is to be taken generally. ( J) with a joyful heart, ( K) for God has already approved what you do. 2 The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, [] ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. 5 For the living know that they will die,    but the dead know nothing;(F)they have no further reward,    and even their name(G) is forgotten. (1-3) All men must die, Their portion as to this life. (X), 13 I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom(Y) that greatly impressed me: 14 There was once a small city with only a few people in it. 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. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! 2 All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, Ecclesiastes 9:7 STU XRF TSK COM LEX . Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. But nobody remembered that poor man. Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing. (4-10) Disappointments common. (13-18) Verses 1-3 We are not to think our searching into the word or works of God useless, because we cannot explain all difficulties. 14 There was a small city with few men in it and a great king came to it, surrounded it and constructed large siegeworks against it. Ecclesiastes 9:11 The last statement "time chance fall or happen to them all " meaning, not by smartness,not by strenght,not even by human wisdom or understanding,but by GOD 'S grace. 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. Ecclesiastes 9:4 "For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than … God has given you this short life on earth—and it is all you have. CHAPTER 9. Ecclesiastes 9 Death Comes to All. Ecclesiastes 9 [[[[[ECCLES 9:1 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. 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. ¶ For to him that is ioyned to all the liuing, there is hope: for a liuing dogge is better then a dead Lion. # Dt 33:3 People don’t know whether to expect love or hate. Chapter. 1 Indeed, I took all this to heart and explained it all: The righteous, the wise, and their works are in God’s hands. So enjoy the work you have to do in this life. 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. (C) The hearts of people, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live,(D) and afterward they join the dead. nasb (updated) text: ecclesiastes 9:13-18 13 Also this I came to see as wisdom under the sun, and it impressed me. and their jealousy have long since vanished; Septuagint (Aquila), Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew does not have. ALL IS IN THE HAND OF GOD. so with those who are afraid to take them. 7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine. 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. ¶ For to him that is ioyned to all the liuing, there is hope: for a liuing dogge is better then a dead Lion. (11,12) Benefits of wisdom. New International Version (NIV). 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good. 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