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QAP. II, IV, V. 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh : a falready dead more than the living which are time to mourn, and a time to dance :

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time 10 3 Yea, better is he than both they which gadier stones together : a time to embrace, hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil and a time to refrain from embracing : work that is done under the sun.

6 A time to get, and a time to lose: a time 4 l Again, I considered all travail, and to keep, and a time to cast away :

every right work, that for this a man is en7 A time to rend, and a time to sew: a vied of his neighbour. This is also vanity time to keep silence, and a time to speak: and vexation of spirit.

8 A time to love, and a time to hate : a 5 1 The fool foldeth his hands together, ime of war, and a time of peace.

and eateth his own flesh. 9 What profit bath be that worketh in that 6 Better is an handful roith quietness, than wherein he laboureth?

both the hands full with travail and vexation 10 I have seen the travail which God hath for spirit. given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. 77 Then I returned, and I saw vanity un

11 He hath made every thing beautiful in der the sun. bis time : also be liath set the world in their 8 There is one alone, and there is not a seheart; so that no man can find out the work cond; yea, he hath neither child nor brother : that God maketh from the beginning to the yet is there no end of al' his labour; neįther end.

is his eye satisfied with riches ; neither saith 12 I know that there is no good in them, the, For whom do ) labour, and bereave my but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in soul of good ? This is also vanity, yea, it is his life.

a sore travail. 13 And also that every man should eat and 9 1 Two are better than one ; because they Irink, and enjoy the good of all bis labour, have a good reward for their labour. It is the gift of God.

10 For if they fail, the one will lift up his 14 I know that whatsoever God doeth, it fellow: but woe to him that is alore when shall be for ever: nothing can be put i !, he salleth ; for he hath not another to help nor any thing taken from it; and God doeth him up. ile thai men should fear before him.

11 Again, if two lie together, then they have 15 That which hath been is now; and that heat: but how can one be warm alone which is to be halb already been ; and God 12 And if one prevail against him, two requireth that which is past.

shall withstand him ; and a threefold cord is 16 | And, moreover, I saw under the sun not quickly broken. the place of judgment, that wickedness was 13 i Better is a poor and a wise child than there; and the place of righteousness, that an old and foolish king, who will no more be iniquity was there.

admonished. 17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the 14 For out of prison he cometh to reign; righteous and the wicked: for there is a time whereas also he ihat is born in his kingdon There for every purpose, and for every work. becometh poor.

18 | I said in mine heart concerning the 15 I considered all the living which walk estate of the sons of men, that God might under the sun, with the second child that manifest them, and that they miglit see that shall stanıt up in his stead. they themselves are beasts.

16 There is no end of all the people, even 19 For that which befalleth the sons or of all that have been before them : they also inen befalleth beasts; even one thing befall- that come after shall not rejoice in lim, eth them: as the one dieth, so diell the Surely this also is vanity and vexation of other ; yea, they have all on breath : so that spirii. a man hath no pre-eminence above a beasi :

CHAP. V. for all is vanity. 20 All go unto one place : all are of the KEEP.dly, foot when thou goest to the

house of God, and be more ready to dust, and all turn to dust again.

hear than to give the sacrifice of fools : for 21 1 Who knoweth the spirit of man that they consider not that they do evil. goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not goetb downward to the earth

thine heart be hasty lo utter any thing before 22 Wherefore I perceive that there is no- God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon thing better, than that a man should rejoice earth : therefore let thy words be few. in his own works; for that is bis portion : 3 For a dream cometh through the multi. for who shall bring him to see what'shall be tude of business ; and a fool's voice is known after him?

by multitude of words. CHAP. IV.

4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, de So in

pressions that are done under the sun: fools : pay that which thou hast vowed. and, behold, the tears of such as were op 5 Better is it that thou shouldest not cow, pressed, and they bad no comforter ; and othan that thou shouldest vow and not pay, the side of their oppressors there was power ;| 6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh but they had no comforter.

to sin; neither say thou before the angel, 2 Wherefore I preiser the dead which are hhat it was an errota wherefore should God

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be angry at thy voice, and destı oy the work 5 Moreover, le batı not seen the sun, nor of thine hands?

known any thing : this liath inore rest than 7 For in the multitude of dreams and ma- the other. ny words there are also dirers vanities: but 6 Yea, though he live a thousand years fear thou God.

twice told, vet lath he seen no good: do not 8 1 If thou seest the "ppression of the poor, all go to one place ? and vislent perverting of judgment and jus 7°! All the labour of man is for his mouth, lice in a province, marvel noi at the matter : and yet the appetite is not filled. for he that is higher than the highest regard 8 For what hath the wise more than the cth; and there be higher than they. fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to

91 Moreover, the profit of the earth is for walk before the living? all: the king himself is served hy the field, al 99 Better is the sight of the eyes than the

10 He that loveth silver shall not be sat wandering or the desire : this is also vanity I hed with silver; nor hie iliat loveth abun and vexation of spirit. dance with increase. This is also vanity. 10 That wlich hath been is named alrea.

11 When goods increase, they are increased dy, and it is known that it is man: neither that eat them; and what good is there to the may he contend with him that is miglitier owners tiercol, saving the beholding of them than he. with their eyes?

li | Seeing there be many things that in. • 12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet,crease vanily, what is man the better? whether he eat little or much: but the abun 1. For who knoweth what is good for man dance of the rich will not sufler lim to sleep. in this life, all the days of his vain life which

13 There is a sore evil, which I have seen he spendeih as a shadow ? for who can tell a ander the sun, namely, riches kept for the man what shall be aster bim under the sun owners thereof to their hurt.

CHAP. VII. 14 But those riches perish by evil travail; A GOOD name is better than precions and he begelieth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

day of one's birth. 15 As he came forth of liis mother's womb, 2 11 It is better to go to the house of mourn. naked shall he return to go as lie came, and ing than to go to the house of feasting; for shall take nothing of his labour, which be that is the end of all men ; and the living may carry away in his band.

will lay it lo liis heart. 16 And this also is a sore evil, that in all 3 Sorrow is better than laughter : for hy points as le came, so shall be go: and what the sadness of the countenance the heart is protit hatli he that liath laboured for the wind? maile heller.'

17 All his days also lie eateth in darkness, 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his mourning : but the heart of fools is in the sickness.

house of mirthi. 13 1 Behold that which I have seen : it is 5lt is better to hear the rebuke of the wise good and comely for me to eat and to drink, than for a man to hear the song of fools. and to enjoy the good of all his labour that lie 6 For as the crackling of thorns under a taketh under the sun all the days of his life, pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also which God giveth him; for it is his portion. Jis vanity.

19 Every man also to whom God hath 7 11 Surely oppression maketh a wise man given riches and wealth, and hati given him mad; and a gilt destroyetli the heart. power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, 8 Better is the end of a thing than the beand 10 rejoice in his labour : this is the gift ginning thereof; and the patient in spirit is of God.

better than the proud in spirit. 20 For lie shall not much remember the 9 Be not lasty in thy spirit to be angry. days of his life; hecause God answereth him for anger restethi in the hosom of fools. in the joy oiliis heart.

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that CHAP. VI.

the former days were better than these ? for THERE is an evil which I have seen under thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

11 1 Wisdom is good with an inheritance, 2 A man to whom God hath given riches, and by it there is profit to them that see the wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth no- sun. thing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet 12 For wisdom is a desence, od money

is God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a defence : bui the excellency of knowledge a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is is, that wisdom givetli life to them that have it. an evil disease.

13 Consider the work of God : for who 3. If a man beget an hundred children, can make that straight which he hath made And live many years, so that the days of his crooked ? years be inany, and his soul be not filled with 14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but good, and also that he have no hurial; I say, in the day of adversity consider: God also thal an untimely birth is better than he : hath set the one over against the other, to the

4 For le cometh in with vanily, and de- end that man should find nothing after him. parteth in darkness, and his name shall be 15 All things have l seer in the days of my spred with dark pess.

vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in

The Rue, and it is common among men!

his righteousness, and there is a wicked mun discharge in thal war; neither shall wicked that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. ness deliver those that are given to it.

16' Be not righteous over-muchi; neither 9 All this have I seen, and applied my make thyself over-wise: why shouldest thou heart unto every work that is done under the destroy thyself?

sun: there is a time wherein one man ruletha 17 Be not over-much wicked, neither be over another to his own hurt. thou foolish : wliy shouldest thou die before 10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who thy time?

had come and gone from the place of the bo. 18 It is good that thou shouldest take hold ly, and they were forgotten in the city where of tnis ; yea, also from this withdraw not they had so done. This is also raniiy. tbine havd: for he that learetu God shall il Because sentence against an evil work is come forth of them all.

pot executed speedily, therefore the heart of 19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more the sons of men is fully set in them to do evii than ten miglity men which are in the city. 12 ! Though a sinner do evil an hundred

20 For there is not a just man upon earth, times, and his days be prolonged, yel surely that doeth good, and sinneth not.

I know that it shall be well with them that 21 Also take no leed unto ali words that are fear God, which fear before him; spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked,

22 For oftentimes also thine own heart neither shall he prolong his days, which are as k noweth that thou thyself likewise bast curs- a shadow ; because he leareth not before God. ed others.

14 There is a vanity which is done upon the 23 1 All this bave I proved by wisdom : 1 eartlı; that there be just men, unto whom it said, I will be wise ; but it was far from me. happeneth according to the work of the wick.

24 That which is far off, and exceeding ed agaill, there be wicked men, to whom it deep, who can find it out?

happencil according to the work of the righ 25 $ I applied mine beart to know, and to eous. I said that iliis also is vanity. search, and io seek out wisclom, and the rea 15 I Then I commended mirth, because a son of things, and to know the wickedness of man liath no better thing under the sun, than folly, even of foolishness and inadness : to eat, and to drink, and to be merry; for that

26 And I find more bitter than death the shall abide with him of liis labour ihe days of woman whose heart is snares and nets, and his life, whuchi God giveth lim under the sun. her liands as hands: whoso pleaset! God shall 16 4 When I applied mine heart to know escape from her ; but the singer sliall be ta- wisdom, and 10 see the business that is done ken by her.

upon the earth: (for also there is that veither 27 Behold, this have I found, (saith the day nor miglit seeth sleep with his eyes :) Preacher,) counting one by one, to find out 17 Tien 1 belield all the work of God, that the account ;

a man cannot find out the work that is done 28 Whichi yet my soul seeketh, but I find under the sun: because though a man labour not: one man among a tbousand havel sound ; to seek it oul, yet lie shall not find it; yea but a woman among a! those have I noi farther, though a wise man think to know it, foyd.

yet shall be liol be able to find it. 19 Lo, this only have I found, that God

CHAP. IX. made man upright; but they liave

OR all this I considered in my heart, even shit out many inventions.

to declare all this, that the righteous, and CHAP. VIII.

the wise, and their works, ure in the nand of W THO is as the wise man and who know-God; nó man know eth either love or hatred

eth the interpretation of a thing ? a by all that is before them. man's wisdom maketin his face to shine, and 2 All things come alike to all: there is onle the bolduess of his face shall be changed. event to the righteous, and to the wicked;

2 ! I counsel thee to keep the king's com- to the good, and to the clean, and to the-unmandment, and that in regard of the oa:h of clean; lo lilin that sacrificeih, and to him God.

that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight : stand sinner; and lie that sweareth, as he that fearnot in an evil thing ; for die doeth whatsoever eth an oath. pleaseth him.

3 This is an evil among all things that are 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power; done under the sun, that there is one eventunto and who may say unto him, what does thou ? all: yea, ako the heart of the sons of men is

5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall full of evil, and madness is in their heart while. feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart they live, and after that they go to the dead. discerneti both time and judgment.

4 For 10 bim that is joined to all the liv. 6! Because to every purpose there is time ing there is hope: for a living dog is Heller and judgment; therefore the misery of man than a dead lion. is great apon him.

3 For the living know that they shall die': i For he knoweth not that which shall be : but the dead know not any thing, neither for wbo can tell bim wlien it shall be? have they any more a reward; for the me

8 There is no man that hath power over mory of them is forgotten. the spirit, to retain the spirit; neither hath he 6 Also their love and their hatred, and their

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be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work 5 Moreover, lie ball not seen the sun, nor of thine hands?

known any» thing : this hath inore rest than 7 For in the muititude of dreams and ma-Abe other. ny words there are also divers vanities: but 6 Yea, though he live a thousand years fear thou God.

twice told, vei liath be seen no good: do not 8 1 1f thou seest the oppression of the poor, all go to one place? and visent perverting of judgment and jus 79 All the labour of man is for his mouth, tice in a province, marvel non at the maiter: and yet the appetite is not filled. for he that is higher than the liighest regard 8 For wliat hath the wise more than the cth; and there be ligler than they. fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth 10

911 Moreover, the profit of the earth is for walk before the living? all : the king himself is served hy the field, al 9! Better is the siglit of the eyes than the

10 He that lovethi silver shall not be said wandering of the desire : this is also vanity fied with silver ; nor he that lovethi abu. and vexation of spirit. dance with increase. This is also vavity. 10 That which hath been is named alrea.

11 Wlien goods increase, they are increased|dy, and it is known that it is man: neither that eat them: and what good is there to the may he contend with him that is mightier owners thereof, saving the beholding of them ihan he. with their eyes?

11 Seeing there be many things that in. 12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, crcase vanity, what is man the better? whether he eat lille or much: but the abun 12 For who knoweth what is good for man dance of the rich will not suffer lim to sleep.lin this life, all the days of his vain life which

13 There is a sore evil. chich I have seen he spendetl: as a shadow? for who can tell a ander the sun, namely, riches kept for the man what shall be alter bin under the sun? owners thereof to their hurt.

CHAP. VII. 74 But those riches perish by evil travail; A Ginment; and the day of deat, than the

GOOD name is better than precious and he begeltelb a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

day of one's birth. 15 As le came forth of his inother's womb, 1 It is better to go to the house of mourn naked shall be return to go as lie came, andling than to go to the house of feasting; for shall take nothing of his lalour, which he that is the end of all men; and the living may carry away in his band.

will lay it to his heart. 16 And this also is a sore evil, that in all 3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by points as he came, so shall be go: and what the sadness of the countenance the heart is protit hatli he that liath laboured for the wiod? malle heller."

17 All his days also he eaterli in darkness, + The heart of the wise is in the house of and he hath much sorrow' and wrath with his mourning : but the lieart of fools is in the sickness.

house of mirthi. 13 1 Behold that which I bave seen : it is 5 li is better to hear the rebuke of the wise good and comely for me to eat and to drink, than for a man to hear the song of fools. and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he 6 For as the crackling of thorns under a laketh under the sun all the days of his life, pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also which God giveth him; for it is his portion. Jis vanity.

19 Every man also to whom God hath 7.11 Surely oppression maketh a wise man given riches and wealthi, and hain given bin mad; and a gift destroyeth the lieart. power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, 8 Belter is the end of a thing than the le and to rejoice in his labour: tilis is the gift ginning thereol; and the patient in spirit is of God.

better than the proud in spirit. 20 For he shall not much remember the 9 Be not lasty in thy spirit to be angry. days of his life; because God answereth him for anger restethi in the hosom of fools. in the joy oi luis heart.

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that CHAP. VI.

the foriner days were better than these? so THI

HERE is an evil which I have seen under thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

the sun, and it is common among men: 11 I Wisdom is good with an inheritance, 2 A man to whom God liath given riches, and by it there is profit to them that sec the wealtlı, and honour, so that he wanteth no- sun. thing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet 12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a defence : but the excellency of knowledge a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. an evil disease.

13 Consider the work of God : for who 35 If a man beget an hundred children, can make that straight which he hath made And live many years, so that the days of his crooked ? years be many, and his soul be not filled with 14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but good, and also thol lie lave no burial; I say, in the day of adversity consider: God also ihot an untimely birth is better than lie: hath set the one over against the other, to the

4 For he cometh in with vanity, and de- end that man should find nothing aster him. parteth in darkness, and bis name shall be 15 All things have l seer in the days of my povered with darkpess.

vanily: there is a just man that perisheth in

his righteousness, and there is a wicked mun discharge in thal war; neither shall wicked that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. ness deliver those that are given to it.

16' Be not rigliteous over-muchi; neither 9 All this have I seen, and applied my make thyself over-wise: why siiouldest thou heart unto every work that is done under the destroy thyseli?

sun: there is a time wlierein one man ruleth 17 Be not over-much wicked, neither be over another to his own hurt. thou foolish : why shouldest thou die before 10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who thy time?

bad come and gone from the place of the he. 18 It is good that thou shouldest take hold ly, and they were forgotten in the city where of this ; yea, also from this withdraw not they had so done. This is also vauiiy. thine haud : for he that learelu God shall Il Because sentence against an evil work is come forth of them all.

not execuled speedily, therefore the heart of 19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil than ten miglity men which are in the city. 12 ! Though a sinner do evil an bundred

20 For there is not a just man upon earth, times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely that doeth good, and sinneth not.

I know that it shall be well with them that 21 Also take no lieed unto all words that are fear God, which fear before him; spoken ; lest thou bear thy servant curse thee: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked,

22 For orientimes also thine own heart neither shall he prolong his days, which are as knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast curs- a shadow; because he leareth not before God. ed others.

14 There is a vanity which is done upon the 23 1 All this bave I proved by wisdom : I earth; that there be just ment, unto whom it said, I will be wise ; but it was far from me. happeneth according to the work of the wick

4 That which is far off, and exceeding ed again, there be wicked men, to whom it deep, who can find it out?

lappencil according to the work of the righ25 I applied mine heart to know, and to teous. I said that this also is vanily. search, and in seek out wisdom, and the rea 15 Then I commended mirth, because a son of things, and to know the wickedness of man hath no better thing under the sun, than folly, even of foolishness and inadness : 1o eat, and to drink, and to be merry; for that

26 And I find more bitter than death the shall abide willi lim of his labour the days of woman whose heart is snares and nels, and his life, which God giveth him under the sun. her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall 16 1 When I applied mine heart to know escape from her ; but the sinner sliall be ta- wisdom, and 10 see the business that is done ken by her,

upon the earth: (for also there is that weither 27 Behold, this have I found, (saith the day nor miglit seeld sleep with his eyes :) Preacher,) counting one by one, to find out

17 Tien I belield all the work of God, that the account ;

a man cannot find out the work that is done 28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find under the sun : because though a man labour not: one man among a thousand havel sound; to seek it out, yet lie shall not find it; yea but a woman among a! those have I not farther, tiough a wise man think to know it, found.

yet shall be liol be able to find it. 9 Lo, this only have I found, that God

CHAP. IX.
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CHAP. VIII.

the wise, and their works, are in the nand of W THO is as the wise man! and who know-God: no man know eth either love or hatred

eth the interpretation of a thing ? a by all that is before them. man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and 2 All things come alike to all: there is one the bolduess of his face shall be changed. event to the righteous, and to the wicked;

2 ! 1 counsel thee to keep the king's com- to the good, and to the clean, and to the-unmandment, and that in regard of the oa:h of clean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him God.

that sacrificetl not: as is the good, so is the 3 Be not liasty to go out of his sight: stand sinner; and he that swearetli, as he that fear. not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever eth an oaib. pleaseth him.

3 This is an evil among all things that are 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power; done under the sun, that there is one eveniunto and who may say unto him, What does thou ! all : yea, ato the heart of the sons of men is

5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall full of evil, and inadness is in their heart while feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart they live, and after that they go to the dead. discerneth both time and judgment.

Is For 10 bim that is joined to all the liv6! Because to every purpose there is time ing there is liope: for a living dog is better and judgment; therefore the misery of man than a dead lion. is great apon him.

5 For the living know that they shall die': For he knowetii not that which shall be : but the dead know nol any thing, neither for wbo can tell him wlien it shall be? have they any more a reward; for the me

8 There is no inan that liath power over mory of them is forgotten. the spirit, to retain the spirit; neither hath he 6 Also their love, and their balred, and their power in the day of death : and there is no envy, is now perished

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