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Ecclesiastes 5 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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fnGuard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.

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fnDo not be hasty fnin word or fnimpulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.

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For the dream comes through much fneffort and the voice of a fool through many words.

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When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow!

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It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.

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Do not let your fnspeech cause fnyou to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?

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For in many dreams and in many words there is fnemptiness. Rather, fnfear God.

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If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the fnsight; for one fnofficial watches over another fnofficial, and there are higher fnofficials over them.

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After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.

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He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is fnvanity.

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When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to fnlook on?

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The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the fnfull stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.

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There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being fnhoarded by their owner to his hurt.

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When those riches were lost through fna bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing fnto support him.

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As he had come naked from his mother’s womb, so will he return as he came. He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand.

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This also is a grievous evil—exactly as a man fnis born, thus will he fndie. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?

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Throughout his life he also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.

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Here is what I have seen to be good and fnfitting: to eat, to drink and fnenjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he toils under the sun during the few fnyears of his life which God has given him; for this is his fnreward.

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Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his fnreward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.

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For he will not often fnconsider the fnyears of his life, because God keeps fnhim occupied with the gladness of his heart.
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NASB Footnotes

Ch 4:17 in Heb
Ch 5:1 in Heb
Literally: with your mouth
Literally: hurry your heart
Literally: task
Literally: mouth
Literally: your body
Literally: vanity
Or, revere
Literally: delight
Literally: high one
Literally: ones
Or, futility
Literally: see with their eyes
Literally: satiety
Literally: guarded
Literally: an evil task
Literally: in his hand
Literally: comes
Literally: go
Literally: beautiful
Literally: see good
Or, days
Or, share
Or, share
Literally: remember
Or, days
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