3. Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. 9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. # the boldness: Heb. Geneva Study Bible. Ecclesiastes 1:8 Parallel. Library "For they that are after the Flesh do Mind," Rom. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? To sum up, Ecclesiastes provides instruction on how to live meaningfully, purposefully and joyfully within the theocratic arrangement -- primarily by placing God at the center of one's life, work and activities, by … a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. 14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. King James Translators' Notes. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. No man hath power over the spirit — That is, over the soul of man; to retain the spirit — To keep it in the body beyond the time which God hath allotted to it. Library. 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. 16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:). Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 King James Version (KJV) 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. He would not have us try to give a reason for what God does. Paragraph. Ecclesiastes 8:5 Context. King James Version (KJV). Listen to the Bible. 9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV - To every thing there is a season, and a - Bible Gateway. Ecclesiastes 8:4 Context. What numbers form wrong judgments, and bring misery on themselves, in this life and that to come!6-8 God has, in wisdom, kept away from us the knowledge of future events, that we may be always ready for changes. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? 1 Who is as the wise man? Solomon commended joy, and holy security of mind, arising from confidence in God, because a man has no better thing under the sun, though a good man has much better things above the sun, than soberly and thankfully to use the things of this life according to his rank. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? (1-5) To prepare for sudden evils and death. 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What madness must it be for weak and dependent creatures to rebel against the Almighty! Ecclesiastes King James Version KJV The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Read verse in King James Version Ecclesiastes 8:8. Ecclesiastes 8:17 Parallel. (6-8) It shall be well with the righteous, and ill with the wicked. Ecclesiastes 8:11 Context. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Geneva Study Bible. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. We must all die, no flight or hiding-place can save us, nor are there any weapons of effectual resistance. Commentary. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. ( D) Do not be hasty to go from his presence. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. the strength. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 King James Version (KJV). Commentary. Commentary for Ecclesiastes 8. Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version (KJV) 8 Who is as the wise man? 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: Ecclesiastes 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV) Strong's. Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version KJV Who is as the wise man? Ecclesiastes 8:3 Parallel Commentaries. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version (KJV) 8 Who is as the wise man? (d) Do not withdraw from yourself lightly from the obedience of your prince. 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. A good man's days have some substance; he lives to a good purpose: a wicked man's days are all as a shadow, empty and worthless. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. 1 Who is as the wise man? 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) Obey Authorities for God’s Sake. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Ninety thousand die every day, upwards of sixty every minute, and one every moment. 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Ecclesiastes 8 Who is as the wise man? 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. (1-5) To prepare for sudden evils and death. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) / Ecclesiastes / Ecclesiastes 8; Share Tweet. 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Verse. (14-17)1-5 None of the rich, the powerful, the honourable, or the accomplished of the sons of men, are so excellent, useful, or happy, as the wise man. Ecc 8:8 - There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that … Tools. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Ecclesiastes 8:1: Who is as the wise man? What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? Vengeance comes slowly, but it comes surely. Commentary. 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. 8. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. Ecclesiastes 8 ; ECCLES 8:1 Who is as the wise man? Library. 17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. How solemn the thought! But, leaving the Lord to clear up all difficulties in his own time, we may cheerfully enjoy the comforts, and bear up under the trials of life; while peace of conscience and joy in the Holy Ghost will abide in us through all outward changes, and when flesh and heart shall fail.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Commendations of wisdom. Who knows the explanation of things? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. There is no man that hath power {g} over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Geneva Study Bible. Oh that men were wise, that they understood these things, that they would consider their latter end! Ecclesiastes 8:17 Parallel Commentaries. NIV 1 Who is like the wise? Ecclesiastes 8 . 10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity. Geneva Study Bible {d} Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatever pleaseth him. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power; And. 8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. According to Ecclesiastes, what two things does a wise man's heart discern. Ecclesiastes 10:8 Parallel. Ecclesiastes 10:8 Parallel Commentaries . 9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God. Ecclesiastes 8:6 Context. 10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity. 1 Who is as the wise man? Red Letter. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. The believer alone is prepared to meet the solemn summons. 8 As no one has power over the wind to contain it, so[ a] no one has power over the time of their death. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. Ecclesiastes 8:8 Parallel. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. Library. Sinners herein deceive themselves. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? for the sake of your oath to God. Geneva Study Bible . Ecclesiastes 8. Here is, I. Commentary. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? (9-13) Mysteries of Providence. 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God. As no one is discharged in time of war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. ECCLES 8:2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. The Book of Ecclesiastes read by Alexander Scourby. Ecclesiastes 8 Chapter 8. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Ecclesiastes 8:8 Context. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his f a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. This is added as another evidence of man’s misery. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? Ecclesiastes 8:7 Context. 9 All this I saw, as I applied my mind to everything done under the sun. Who else can interpret the words of God, or teach aright from his truths and dispensations? Ecclesiastes 1:8 Parallel Commentaries . 15 Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.”. I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness a of his face shall be changed. Let us pray that we may view eternal things as near, real, and all-important.14-17 Faith alone can establish the heart in this mixed scene, where the righteous often suffer, and the wicked prosper. Solomon, in this chapter, comes to recommend wisdom to us as the most powerful antidote against both the temptations and vexations that arise from the vanity of the world. discharge: or, casting off weapons. 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? Commentary. Ecc 8:1 ¶ Ecc 8:1 - Who is like a wise man? 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. viii. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? This is the King James Version of the Audio Bible. I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. (6-8) It shall be well with the righteous, and ill with the wicked. 15 Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. A person’s … and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:). (9-13) Mysteries of Providence. A man’s wisdom makes h KJV 1 Who is as the wise man? Ecclesiastes 7 Ecclesiastes 9 Chapter 8. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 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