Book 21 of 66: Ecclesiastes: Chapter 008 of 12

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021:008:001
Who is as the wise man?
and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing?
a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine,
and the boldness of his face shall be changed.


021:008:002
I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment,
and that in regard of the oath of God.


021:008:003
Be not hasty to go out of his sight:
stand not in an evil thing;
for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.


021:008:004
Where the word of a king is,
there is power:
and who may say unto him,
What doest thou?


021:008:005
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing:
and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.


021:008:006
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment,
therefore the misery of man is great upon him.


021:008:007
For he knoweth not that which shall be:
for who can tell him when it shall be?


021:008:008
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit;
neither hath he power in the day of death:
and there is no discharge in that war;
neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.


021:008:009
All this have I seen,
and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun:
there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.


021:008:010
And so I saw the wicked buried,
who had come and gone from the place of the holy,
and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done:
this is also vanity.


021:008:011
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily,
therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.


021:008:012
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times,
and his days be prolonged,
yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God,
which fear before him:


021:008:013
But it shall not be well with the wicked,
neither shall he prolong his days,
which are as a shadow;
because he feareth not before God.


021:008:014
There is a vanity which is done upon the earth;
that there be just men,
unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked;
again,
there be wicked men,
to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous:
I said that this also is vanity.


021:008:015
Then I commended mirth,
because a man hath no better thing under the sun,
than to eat,
and to drink,
and to be merry:
for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life,
which God giveth him under the sun.


021:008:016
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom,
and to see the business that is done upon the earth:
(for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)


021:008:017
Then I beheld all the work of God,
that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun:
because though a man labour to seek it out,
yet he shall not find it;
yea farther;
though a wise man think to know it,
yet shall he not be able to find it.


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