29 I did learn one thing: We were completely honest when God created us, but now we have twisted minds. is better than loving care. 10 Do not say, “Why were the old days(N) better than these?”    For it is not wise to ask such questions. Cancel. (U)16 Do not be overrighteous,    neither be overwise—    why destroy yourself?17 Do not be overwicked,    and do not be a fool—    why die before your time? 12 Wisdom will protect you Genesis 7:3 Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird with you. If God makes something crooked, can you make it straight? 18 Keep to the middle of the road. 4 # 1 K 10.23-27; 2 Ch 9.22-27. and hold a grudge. Everything Has Its Time - Everything on earth has its own time and its own season. 16 So don’t destroy yourself by being too good or acting too smart! Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 10 It isn't wise to ask, “Why is everything worse. 11 God makes everything happen at the right time. The works which we carry on here with the combined energies of body and soul come to an end in the hour of death, when the soul enters a new sphere of existence, and body and soul cease to act together. I did some great things. (P)12 Wisdom is a shelter    as money is a shelter,but the advantage of knowledge is this:    Wisdom preserves those who have it. 7 Extortion turns a wise person into a fool,    and a bribe(J) corrupts the heart. Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool— why die before your time? 10 I have seen what difficult things God demands of us. Study verse in the Contemporary English Version This is what you are supposed to do as you struggle through life on this earth. [] But it’s best just to listen when you go to worship2 Don’t talk before you think or make promises to God without thinking them through. The heart beats at our core. Genesis 7:2 Take seven pairs of every kind of animal that can be used for sacrifice and one pair of all others. 8 # Ps 7.15; Pr 26.27; Si 27.26,27. Pin. Death, He says, is good for the heart. Even as man makes many things crooked (Ecclesiastes 1:15), God, too, wrests things out of our hands and twists our paths in a different direction—and we certainly cannot undo what He has done.He exercises His sovereign authority, and it turns things upside down. Obey the King - If you promised God that you would be loyal to the king, I advise you to keep that promise. Ecclesiastes 7:20 - CEV - No one in this world always does right. 8 Even if you have a very long life, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. Genesis 7:6. 9 Life is short, and you love your wife, so enjoy being with her. 15 I have seen everything during this senseless life of mine. 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 everyone; the living should take this to heart. S 2Ch 6:36; S Job 4:17; S Pr 20:9; Ro 3:12. Ecclesiastes 7:29 Contemporary English Version (CEV) 29 I did learn one thing: We were completely honest when God created us, but now we have twisted minds. 8 Dress up, comb your hair, and look your best. Verse 3 may be better understood if translated as, … 8 We cannot control the wind + or determine the day of our death. Study This. 8 For example, some people don’t have friends or family. 9 Life is short, and you love your wife, so enjoy being with her. + 9 Be cheerful and enjoy life while you are young! (B)2 It is better to go to a house of mourning    than to go to a house of feasting,for death(C) is the destiny(D) of everyone;    the living should take this to heart.3 Frustration is better than laughter,(E)    because a sad face is good for the heart.4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,    but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. 1:1+12 the author calls himself son of David and king in Jerusalem. Click to Sign Up Now! To begin with, “Do not be overly righteousness” does not warn against aiming for excellence in obedience to God.Rather, it is a further caution not to find fault with God for allowing situations like those in verse 15 to exist, for such circumstances hold vital teaching for those directly involved. You can do this if you truly respect God. 20 No one in this world always does right. American King James Version ×, CEV). 21 Don’t listen to everything that everyone says, or you might hear your servant cursing you. Study verse in the Contemporary English Version Ecclesiastes 7:20-22 (20) No one in this world always does right. 7 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of 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 … 7 Once again I saw that nothing on earth makes sense. 19 Like animals we breathe and die, and we are no better off than they are. 4 A sensible person mourns, but fools always laugh. 3 Choose sorrow over laughter because a sad face may hide a happy heart. are never satisfied. Ecclesiastes 7:7 - CEV - Corruption makes fools of sensible people, and... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version Language Tools. (F)5 It is better to heed the rebuke(G) of a wise person    than to listen to the song of fools.6 Like the crackling of thorns(H) under the pot,    so is the laughter(I) of fools. 25 So I decided to learn everything I could and become wise enough to discover what life is all about. Ecclesiastes 4 Contemporary English Version (CEV). She is a trap, reaching out with body and soul to catch you. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 19 Wisdom(X) makes one wise person more powerful(Y)    than ten rulers in a city. 4 I looked again and saw people being mistreated everywhere on earth. 4 A sensible person mourns, but fools always laugh. 7 Once again I saw that nothing on earth makes sense. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 11 ... 7 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. 15 I have seen everything during this senseless life of mine. 8 Foreign rulers brought me silver, gold, and precious treasures. Corruption makes fools of sensible people, and bribes can ruin you. (R)14 When times are good, be happy;    but when times are bad, consider this:God has made the one    as well as the other. 0 Shares. 9 Life is short, and you love your wife, so enjoy being with her. Bible Reader with fully formatted text and multiple versions and languages available. 16 # 1 K 4.29-31; Si 47.14-18. 18 Keep to the middle of the road. Ecclesiastes 7:9 (CEV) Only fools get angry quickly and hold a grudge. When times are good, you should be cheerful; when times are bad, think what it means. Contemporary English Version (CEV) Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society. 7 So be happy and enjoy eating and drinking! I have seen good citizens die for doing the right thing, and I have seen criminals live to a ripe old age. Ecclesiastes 7:20 - CEV - No one in this world always does right. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 1 ... 7 All rivers empty into the sea, but it never spills over; one by one the rivers return. [a]2 It’s better to go to a funeral    than to attend a feast;funerals remind us    that we all must die.3 Choose sorrow over laughterbecause a sad face    may hide a happy heart.4 A sensible person mourns,    but fools always laugh.5 Harsh correction is better    than the songs of a fool.6 Foolish laughter is stupid.It sounds like thorns    crackling in a fire.7 Corruption[b] makes foolsof sensible people,    and bribes can ruin you.8 Something completed is better    than something just begun;patience is better    than too much pride.9 Only fools get angry quickly    and hold a grudge.10 It isn’t wise to ask,“Why is everything worse    than it used to be?”11 Having wisdom is better    than an inheritance.12 Wisdom will protect you    just like money;knowledge with good sense    will lead you to life.13 Think of what God has done!If God makes something crooked,    can you make it straight? Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief. A time to rend, and a time to sew,....To rend garments, in case of blasphemy, and in times of mourning and fasting, and then to sew them up when they are over; see Isaiah 37:1; This the Jews apply to the rending of the ten tribes from Rehoboam, signified by the rending of Jeroboam's garment, 1 Kings 11:30; the sewing up or uniting of which is foretold, Ezekiel 37:22. 29 I did learn one thing: We were completely honest when God created us, but now we have twisted minds. I do know there is one good man in a thousand, but never have I found a good woman. Version. # 11.8 Nothing makes sense: Or “There's nothing to look forward to!” Nothing makes sense. than to attend a feast; funerals remind us. The next verse, Ecclesiastes 7:18 Ecclesiastes 7:18 It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not your hand: for he that fears God shall come forth of them all. than an inheritance. If you don’t obey, you are done for. Anything can happen to any one of us, and so we never know 8 Even if you have a very long life, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. Ecclesiastes 7:12 - CEV - Wisdom will protect you just like money; knowledge... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version Compare John 9:4. 14 When times are good,    you should be cheerful;when times are bad,    think what it means.God makes them bothto keep us from knowing    what will happen next. Ecclesiastes 7:18-20 Contemporary English Version (CEV) 18 Keep to the middle of the road. Read and study Ecclesiastes 7 in the Contemporary English Version Ecclesiastes 7:21. than too much pride. are never satisfied. He will judge everyone, both the wicked and the good. Gill's Notes on the Bible. 27 With all my wisdom I have tried to find out how everything fits together, 28 but so far I have not been able to. the righteous perishing in their righteousness. Share. 8 For example, some people don't have friends or family. 18 I know God is testing us to show us that we are merely animals. 22 Haven’t you cursed many others? Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. Do what you want and find pleasure in what you see. 23 I told myself that I would be smart and try to understand all of this, but it was too much for me. + 9 Be cheerful and enjoy life while you are young! + 8 All of life is far more boring. Some of Life’s Questions - I have seen everything during this senseless life of mine. But they are never satisfied with what they own, and they never stop working to get more. 20 Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous,(Z)    no one who does what is right and never sins.(AA). 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