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Ecclesiastes 5 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:1 - Guard your steps when you go to God's house; for to draw near to listen is better than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they don't know that they do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:2 - Don't be rash with your mouth, and don't let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and you on eretz. Therefore let your words be few.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:3 - For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool's speech with a multitude of words.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:4 - When you vow a vow to God, don't defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:5 - It is better that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:6 - Don't allow your mouth to lead you into sin. Don't protest before the messenger that this was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:7 - For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:8 - If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don't marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:9 - Moreover the profit of the eretz is for all. The king profits from the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:10 - He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:11 - When goods increase, those who eat them are increased; and what advantage is there to its owner, except to feast on them with his eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:12 - The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not allow him to sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:13 - There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:14 - Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:15 - As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:16 - This also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go. And what profit does he have who labors for the wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:17 - All his days he also eats in darkness, he is frustrated, and has sickness and wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:18 - Behold, that which I have seen to be good and proper is for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy good in all his labor, in which he labors under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; for this is his portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:19 - Every man also to whom God has given riches and wealth, and has given him power to eat of it, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor -- this is the gift of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:20 - For he shall not often reflect on the days of his life; because God occupies him with the joy of his heart.
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The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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