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Ecclesiastes 5 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:1 - Keep thy feet when thou goest unto a house of God, and draw near to hear rather than to give of fools the sacrifice, for they do not know they do evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:2 - Cause not thy mouth to hasten, and let not thy heart hasten to bring out a word before God, for God is in the heavens, and thou on the earth, therefore let thy words be few.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:3 - For the dream hath come by abundance of business, and the voice of a fool by abundance of words.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:4 - When thou vowest a vow to God, delay not to complete it, for there is no pleasure in fools; that which thou vowest -- complete.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:5 - Better that thou do not vow, than that thou dost vow and dost not complete.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:6 - Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger, that 'it is an error,' why is God wroth because of thy voice, and hath destroyed the work of thy hands?

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:7 - For, in the abundance of dreams both vanities and words abound; but fear thou God.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:8 - If oppression of the poor, and violent taking away of judgment and righteousness thou seest in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for a higher than the high is observing, and high ones are over them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:9 - And the abundance of a land is for all. A king for a field is served.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:10 - Whoso is loving silver is not satisfied with silver, nor he who is in love with stores with increase. Even this is vanity.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:11 - In the multiplying of good have its consumers been multiplied, and what benefit is to its possessor except the sight of his eyes?

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:12 - Sweet is the sleep of the labourer whether he eat little or much; and the sufficiency of the wealthy is not suffering him to sleep.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:13 - There is a painful evil I have seen under the sun: wealth kept for its possessor, for his evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:14 - And that wealth hath been lost in an evil business, and he hath begotten a son and there is nothing in his hand!

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:15 - As he came out from the belly of his mother, naked he turneth back to go as he came, and he taketh not away anything of his labour, that doth go in his hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:16 - And this also is a painful evil, just as he came, so he goeth, and what advantage is to him who laboureth for wind?

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:17 - Also all his days in darkness he consumeth, and sadness, and wrath, and sickness abound.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:18 - Lo, that which I have seen: It is good, because beautiful, to eat, and to drink, and to see good in all one's labour that he laboureth at under the sun, the number of the days of his life that God hath given to him, for it is his portion.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:19 - Every man also to whom God hath given wealth and riches, and hath given him power to eat of it, and to accept his portion, and to rejoice in his labour, this is a gift of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:20 - For he doth not much remember the days of his life, for God is answering through the joy of his heart.
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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