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Ecclesiastes 7 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:1 - A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:2 - It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: in that that is the end of all men, and the living taketh it to heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:3 - Vexation is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:4 - The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools in the house of mirth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:5 - It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise, than to hear the song of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:6 - For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:7 - Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, and a gift destroyeth the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:8 - Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; better is a patient spirit than a proud spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Be not hasty in thy spirit to be vexed; for vexation resteth in the bosom of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:10 - Say not, How is it that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:11 - Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, and profitable to them that see the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:12 - For wisdom is a defence as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom maketh them that possess it to live.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:13 - Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what he hath made crooked?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:14 - In the day of prosperity enjoy good, and in the day of adversity consider: God hath also set the one beside the other, to the end that man should find out nothing of what shall be after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:15 - All this have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a righteous man that perisheth by his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his days by his wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:16 - Be not righteous overmuch; neither make thyself overwise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:17 - Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:18 - It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God cometh forth from them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:19 - Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men that are in a city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:20 - Surely there is not a righteous man upon earth, that doeth good and sinneth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:21 - Also give not heed unto all words that are spoken, lest thou hear thy servant curse thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:22 - For also thine own heart knoweth that oftentimes thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:23 - All this have I tried by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:24 - Whatever hath been, is far off, and exceeding deep: who will find it out?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:25 - I turned, I and my heart, to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom and reason, and to know wickedness to be folly, and foolishness to be madness;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:26 - and I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is nets and snares, and whose hands are bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be caught by her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:27 - See this which I have found, saith the Preacher, searching one by one to find out the reason;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:28 - which my soul yet seeketh, and I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found, but a woman among all those have I not found.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:29 - Only see this which I have found: that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices.

In 1867, John Nelson Darby translated the New Testament from Greek into English. Further revisions were done in 1872 and 1884. Darby’s work was first published as The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. After Darby’s death in 1882, some of his students worked together to produce the complete Darby Bible based on the Masoretic Hebrew text, Darby’s German (Elberfelder), and the French (Pau) translations. In 1890, the first complete Darby Bible was published in English. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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