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2 Do not be crash with your mouth,
And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God.
For God is in heaven, and you on earth;
Therefore let your words dbe few.
And ea fool’s voice is known by his many words.
For He has no pleasure in fools.
Pay what you have vowed—
5 hBetter not to vow than to vow and not pay.
6 Do not let your imouth cause your flesh to sin, jnor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your 1excuse and destroy the work of your hands? 7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But kfear God.
8 If you lsee the oppression of the poor, and the violent 2perversion of justice and righteousness in a province, do not marvel at the matter; for mhigh official watches over high official, and higher officials are over them.
Nor he who loves abundance, with increase.
This also is vanity.
They increase who eat them;
So what profit have the owners
Except to see them with their eyes?
Whether he eats little or much;
But the abundance of the rich will not permit him to sleep.
13 nThere is a severe evil which I have seen under the sun:
Riches kept for their owner to his hurt.
14 But those riches perish through 3misfortune;
When he begets a son, there is nothing in his hand.
15 oAs he came from his mother’s womb, naked shall he return,
To go as he came;
And he shall take nothing from his labor
Which he may carry away in his hand.
Just exactly as he came, so shall he go.
17 All his days rhe also eats in darkness,
And he has much sorrow and sickness and anger.
18 Here is what I have seen: sIt is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; tfor it is his 4heritage. 19 As for uevery man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his 5heritage and rejoice in his labor—this is the vgift of God. 20 For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart.
6 There ais an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: 2 A man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor, bso that he lacks nothing for himself of all he desires; cyet God does not give him power to eat of it, but a foreigner consumes it. This is vanity, and it is an evil 1affliction.
3 If a man begets a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with goodness, or dindeed he has no burial, I say that ea 2stillborn child is better than he—4 for it comes in vanity and departs in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness. 5 Though it has not seen the sun or known anything, this has more rest than that man, 6 even if he lives a thousand years twice—but has not seen goodness. Do not all go to one fplace?
7 gAll the labor of man is for his mouth,
And yet the soul is not satisfied.
What does the poor man have,
Who knows how to walk before the living?
This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
10 Whatever one is, he has been named ialready,
For it is known that he is man;
jAnd he cannot contend with Him who is mightier than he.
How is man the better?
7 A agood name is better than precious ointment,
And the day of death than the day of one’s bbirth;
Than to go to the house of feasting,
For that is the end of all men;
And the living will take it to cheart.
3 1Sorrow is better than laughter,
But the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Than for a man to hear the song of fools.
So is the laughter of the fool.
This also is vanity.
hThe patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
9 iDo not hasten in your spirit to be angry,
For anger rests in the bosom of fools.
“Why were the former days better than these?”
For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.
And profitable jto those who see the sun.
For mwho can make straight what He has made crooked?
14 nIn the day of prosperity be joyful,
But in the day of adversity consider:
Surely God has appointed the one 8as well as the other,
So that man can find out nothing that will come after him.
oThere is a just man who perishes in his righteousness,
And there is a wicked man who prolongs life in his wickedness.
16 pDo not be overly righteous,
qNor be overly wise:
Why should you destroy yourself?
Nor be foolish:
rWhy should you die before your time?
And also not remove your hand from the other;
19 tWisdom strengthens the wise
More than ten rulers of the city.
20 uFor there is not a just man on earth who does good
And does not sin.
Lest you hear your servant cursing you.
That even you have cursed others.
23 All this I have 1proved by wisdom.
vI said, “I will be wise”;
But it was far from me.
Who can find it out?
25 yI applied my heart to know,
To search and seek out wisdom and the reason of things,
To know the wickedness of folly,
Even of foolishness and madness.
26 zAnd I find more bitter than death
The woman whose heart is snares and nets,
Whose hands are fetters.
2He who pleases God shall escape from her,
But the sinner shall be trapped by her.
27 “Here is what I have found,” says athe Preacher,
“Adding one thing to the other to find out the reason,
bOne man among a thousand I have found,
But a woman among all these I have not found.
cThat God made man upright,
But dthey have sought out many schemes.”
Lit. bad business
What the eyes see
Lit. the number of the days
Vexation or Grief
well or pleasing
A protective shade, lit. shadow
advantage or profit
Lit. come forth from all of them
Lit. He who is good before God
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