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12For wisdom is a protection even as money is a protection, But the [excellent] advantage of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the lives of its possessors. 13Consider the work of God: Who can make straight what He has bent? 25I turned around and directed my heart to know, to investigate and to seek [skillful and godly] wisdom and the reason for things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [leading to stupidity and recklessness]. 29Behold, I have found only this [as a reason]: God made man upright and uncorrupted, but they [both men and women] have sought out many devices [for evil].”[a] 15 Lit prolongs. 18It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. 11Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. 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 will lay it to heart. 7 Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart. All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. 9 Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger dwells in the heart of fools. Ecclesiastes 6:7 - Amplified Bible. Bible Reader with fully formatted text and multiple versions and languages available. 12For wisdom is a protection even as money is a protection, But the [excellent] advantage of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the lives of its possessors. N.A.S.B. It is better to listen to the rebuke of the wise man, Than for one to listen to the song of fools. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. 27“Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “while adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 10Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. 19Wisdom strengthens the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? 25I turned around and directed my heart to know, to investigate and to seek [skillful and godly] wisdom and the reason for things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [leading to stupidity and recklessness]. 17Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one as well as the other, So that man will not find out anything that will be after him. 20Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who always does good and who never sins. [b] 28 Or person. [b] 28 Or person. 7For oppression makes a wise man foolish, And a bribe corrupts the [good judgment of the] heart. 18It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the sinner will be taken captive by her [evil]. 18It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. 9Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger dwells in the heart of fools. Amplified© Bible; Ecclesiastes 8 Ecclesiastes 8. 20Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who always does good and who never sins. Why should you die before your time? 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one as well as the other, So that man will not find out anything that will be after him. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? 11Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. Why should you die before your time? I have found one [b]man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. 27“Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “while adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 17Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. [b] 28 Or person. 18It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them. 22for you also know that you too have cursed others many times. I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. 4The heart of the wise [learns when it] is in the house of mourning, But the heart of fools is [senseless] in the house of pleasure. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. 21Also, do not take seriously everything that is said, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you, 22for you also know that you too have cursed others many times. 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. 26And I discovered that [of all irrational sins none has been so destructive in beguiling one away from God as immoral women for] more bitter than death is the woman whose heart is [composed of] snares and nets, and whose hands are chains. 7. 8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit (pride). Chapter A GOOD name is better than precious perfume, and the day of death better than the day of one's birth.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 will lay it to heart. 27“Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “while adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 21Also, do not take seriously everything that is said, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you, 13Consider the work of God: Who can make straight what He has bent? 19Wisdom strengthens the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. Who can discover it [for it is beyond the grasp of man]? 2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. Who can discover it [for it is beyond the grasp of man]? 22for you also know that you too have cursed others many times. 8The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit (pride). I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. Ecclesiastes 7:8 Solomon's approach is not with God in mind as our example, but that patience is prudent in our dealings with others and events. 7For oppression makes a wise man foolish, And a bribe corrupts the [good judgment of the] heart. The heart of the wise [learns when it] is in the house of mourning. 11Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. 21Also, do not take seriously everything that is said, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you, 19Wisdom strengthens the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. “Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “while. I said, “I will be wise [independently of God],” but true wisdom was far from me. 20Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who always does good and who never sins. 21Also, do not take seriously everything that is said, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you, 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. 12For wisdom is a protection even as money is a protection, But the [excellent] advantage of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the lives of its possessors. 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the sinner will be taken captive by her [evil]. 18It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them. I have found one [b]man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. 15I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who [a]lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. 28which I am still seeking but have not found. Why should you die before your time? 25I turned around and directed my heart to know, to investigate and to seek [skillful and godly] wisdom and the reason for things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [leading to stupidity and recklessness]. Than to go to the house of feasting, For that [day of death] is the end of every man, And the living will take it to heart and solemnly ponder its meaning. I have found one [b]man among a thousand [who pleases God], but I have not found [such] a woman among all these [a thousand in my harem]. 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. Ecclesiastes 8. 18It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them. 8The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit (pride). 5It is better to listen to the rebuke of the wise man and pursue wisdom Than for one to listen to the song of fools and pursue stupidity. 23I have tested all this with wisdom. | Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) | Download The Bible App Now. 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? 1Who is like the wise man? 16Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)--why should you bring yourself to ruin? 24Whatever has been is far off, deeply remote and exceedingly mysterious. 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