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Ecclesiastes 7 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:1 - A good name is better than fine perfume; and the day of death better 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: for that is the end of all men, and the living should take this to heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:3 - Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the face the heart is made good.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:4 - The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:5 - It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man 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 extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:8 - Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Don't be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:10 - Don't say, "Why were the former days better than these?" For you do not ask wisely about this.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:11 - Wisdom is as good as an inheritance. Yes, it is more excellent for those who see the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:12 - For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:13 - Consider the work of God, for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:14 - In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; yes, God has made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out anything after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:15 - All this have I seen in my days of vanity: there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in his evil-doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:16 - Don't be overly righteous, neither make yourself overly wise. Why should you destroy yourself?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:17 - Don't be too wicked, neither be foolish. Why should you die before your time?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:18 - It is good that you should take hold of this. Yes, also from that don't withdraw your hand; for he who fears God will come forth from them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:19 - Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:20 - Surely there is not a righteous man on eretz, who does good and doesn't sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:21 - Also don't take heed to all words that are spoken, lest you hear your servant curse you;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:22 - for often your own heart knows that you yourself have likewise cursed others.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:23 - All this have I proved in wisdom. I said, "I will be wise;" but it was far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:24 - That which is, is far off and exceedingly deep. Who can find it out?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:25 - I turned around, and my heart sought to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the scheme of things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity, and that foolishness is madness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:26 - I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and traps, whose hands are chains. Whoever pleases God shall escape from her; but the sinner will be ensnared by her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:27 - Behold, this have I found, says Kohelet, one to another, to find out the scheme;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:28 - which my soul still seeks; but 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 - Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they search for many schemes.

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.


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

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