We do not have to become skilled at everything we put our hand to. Those who put off the great concerns of their souls, are caught in Satan's net, which he baits with some worldly object, for which they reject or neglect the gospel, and go on in sin till they suddenly fall into destruction.13-18 A man may, by his wisdom, bring to pass that which he could never do by his strength. Ecclesiastes 9 - For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works [are] in the hand of God. 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. This may not seem just. 8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 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. 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. 8:14 that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. 8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. 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. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 1 For all this I considered a 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. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good. Ecclesiastes 9:10 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. 8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. Ecclesiastes King James Version KJV The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Ecclesiastes 9: For all this I considered I considered...: Heb. 17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. (1-3) All men must die, Their portion as to this life. Go thy way — Make this use of what I have said. 16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. Listen to Ecclesiastes 9 using the KJV Bible online. Commentary for Ecclesiastes 9. Ecclesiastes 9:11-12. 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 - 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 … Ecclesiastes 9:10. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? How many things and persons in Solomon's day were thought very great, yet there is no remembrance of them now! If God be for us, who can be against us, or stand before us? Ecclesiastes 9:2 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. God gifts and places each member of Christ's Body as it pleases Him. Ecclesiastes 9:5 Context. Ecclesiastes 9:9 Context. 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 9:11 King James Version (KJV). Ecclesiastes 7:9 Context. 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. All in their stations, may find some work to do. Solomon exhorts the wise and pious to cheerful confidence in God, whatever their condition in life. 16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. 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. Ecclesiastes 9 Chapter 9. Ecclesiastes 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 But wise and good men must often content themselves with the satisfaction of having done good, or, at least, endeavoured to do it, when they cannot do the good they would, nor have the praise they should. How forcible are right words! 6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity. (13-18)1-3 We are not to think our searching into the word or works of … 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. 7 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart. 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. Death Comes to Good and Bad. 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