Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 - King James Strong Number Version

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A good name [H8034] [is] better [H2896] than precious [H2896] ointment; [H8081] and the day [H3117] of death [H4194] than the day [H3117] of one's birth. [H3205]
2
[It is] better [H2896] to go [H3212] to the house [H1004] of mourning, [H0060] than to go [H3212] to the house [H1004] of feasting: [H4960] for [H0834] that [is] the end [H5490] of all men; [H0120] and the living [H2416] will lay [H5414] [it] to his heart. [H3820]
3
Sorrow [H3708] [is] better [H2896] than laughter: [H7814] for by the sadness [H7455] of the countenance [H6440] the heart [H3820] is made better. [H3190]
4
The heart [H3820] of the wise [H2450] [is] in the house [H1004] of mourning; [H0060] but the heart [H3820] of fools [H3684] [is] in the house [H1004] of mirth. [H8057]
5
[It is] better [H2896] to hear [H8085] the rebuke [H1606] of the wise, [H2450] than for a man [H0376] to hear [H8085] the song [H7892] of fools. [H3684]
6
For as the crackling [H6963] of thorns [H5518] under a pot, [H5518] so [is] the laughter [H7814] of the fool: [H3684] this also [is] vanity. [H1892]
7
Surely oppression [H6233] maketh a wise man [H2450] mad; [H1984] and a gift [H4979] destroyeth [H0006] the heart. [H3820]
8
Better [H2896] [is] the end [H0319] of a thing [H1697] than the beginning [H7225] thereof: [and] the patient [H0750] in spirit [H7307] [is] better [H2896] than the proud [H1362] in spirit. [H7307]
9
Be not hasty [H0926] in thy spirit [H7307] to be angry: [H3707] for anger [H3708] resteth [H5117] in the bosom [H2436] of fools. [H3684]
10
Say [H0559] not thou, What is [the cause] that the former [H7223] days [H3117] were better [H2896] than these? for thou dost not enquire [H7592] wisely [H2451] concerning this.
11
Wisdom [H2451] [is] good [H2896] with an inheritance: [H5159] and [by it there is] profit [H3148] to them that see [H7200] the sun. [H8121]
12
For wisdom [H2451] [is] a defence, [H6738] [and] money [H3701] [is] a defence: [H6738] but the excellency [H3504] of knowledge [H1847] [is, that] wisdom [H2451] giveth life [H2421] to them that have [H1167] it.
13
Consider [H7200] the work [H4639] of God: [H0430] for who can [H3201] make [that] straight, [H8626] which he hath made crooked? [H5791]
14
In the day [H3117] of prosperity [H2896] be joyful, [H2896] but in the day [H3117] of adversity [H7451] consider: [H7200] God [H0430] also hath set [H6213] the one over against [H5980] the other, to the end [H1700] that man [H0120] should find [H4672] nothing [H3808] [H3972] after [H0310] him.
15
All [things] have I seen [H7200] in the days [H3117] of my vanity: [H1892] there is [H3426] a just [H6662] [man] that perisheth [H0006] in his righteousness, [H6664] and there is [H3426] a wicked [H7563] [man] that prolongeth [H0748] [his life] in his wickedness. [H7451]
16
Be not righteous [H6662] over much; [H7235] neither make thyself over [H3148] wise: [H2449] why shouldest thou destroy [H8074] thyself?
17
Be not over much [H7235] wicked, [H7561] neither be thou foolish: [H5530] why shouldest thou die [H4191] before thy time? [H6256]
18
[It is] good [H2896] that thou shouldest take hold [H0270] of this; [H2088] yea, also from this [H2088] withdraw [H3240] not thine hand: [H3027] for he that feareth [H3373] God [H0430] shall come forth [H3318] of them all.
19
Wisdom [H2451] strengtheneth [H5810] the wise [H2450] more than ten [H6235] mighty [H7989] [men] which are in the city. [H5892]
20
For [there is] not a just [H6662] man [H0120] upon earth, [H0776] that doeth [H6213] good, [H2896] and sinneth [H2398] not.
21
Also take [H5414] no heed [H3820] unto all words [H1697] that are spoken; [H1696] lest thou hear [H8085] thy servant [H5650] curse [H7043] thee:
22
For oftentimes [H6471] [H7227] also thine own heart [H3820] knoweth [H3045] that thou thyself likewise hast cursed [H7043] others. [H0312]
23
All this [H2090] have I proved [H5254] by wisdom: [H2451] I said, [H0559] I will be wise; [H2449] but it [was] far [H7350] from me.
24
That which is far off, [H7350] and exceeding deep, [H6013] [H6013] who can find it out? [H4672]
25
I applied [H5437] mine heart [H3820] to know, [H3045] and to search, [H8446] and to seek out [H1245] wisdom, [H2451] and the reason [H2808] [of things], and to know [H3045] the wickedness [H7562] of folly, [H3689] even of foolishness [H5531] [and] madness: [H1947]
26
And I find [H4672] more bitter [H4751] than death [H4194] the woman, [H0802] whose heart [H3820] [is] snares [H4685] and nets, [H2764] [and] her hands [H3027] [as] bands: [H0612] whoso pleaseth [H2896] [H6440] God [H0430] shall escape [H4422] from her; but the sinner [H2398] shall be taken [H3920] by her.
27
Behold, [H7200] this have I found, [H4672] saith [H0559] the preacher, [H6953] [counting] one [H0259] by one, [H0259] to find out [H4672] the account: [H2808]
28
Which yet my soul [H5315] seeketh, [H1245] but I find [H4672] not: one [H0259] man [H0120] among a thousand [H0505] have I found; [H4672] but a woman [H0802] among all those have I not found. [H4672]
29
Lo, [H7200] this only [H0905] have I found, [H4672] that God [H0430] hath made [H6213] man [H0120] upright; [H3477] but they have sought out [H1245] many [H7227] inventions. [H2810]