Thus Solomon, when, in the close of the foregoing chapter, he applied his heart to know the work of God, and took a great deal of pains to search into it, though he despaired of finding it out, yet he found out that which abundantly recompensed him for the search, and gave him some satisfaction, which he here gives us; for therefore he considered all this in his heart, and weighed it deliberately, that he might declare it for the good of others. Solomon, having been himself ensnared by the abuse of sensitive delights, warns others of the danger, not by a total prohibition of them, but by directing to the sober and moderate use of them; we may use the world, but must not abuse it, take what is to be had out of it, and expect no more. Yet no one remembered that same poor man: Under the premise that death ends existence and consciousness for all, Solomon protested that the only lasting meaning this man might have - to be remembered - was taken away. The Old Testament Yet it doesn't always work that way. See who are a kingdom's friends and enemies, if one saint does much good, and one sinner destroys much good. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Poetical Books Major Prophets Pentateuch Being wise, he served the city, though he was poor. Minor Prophets ii. 1. Note, What we are to declare we should first consider; think twice before we speak once; and what we have considered we should then declare. Let us relish the comforts of life while we live, and cheerfully take our share of the enjoyments of it. 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All things come alike to all, know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them, One event happens to the righteous and the wicked … as is the good, so is the sinner, This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, one event happens to the righteous and the wicked, For him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion, The dead know nothing … Nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun, Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity, Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going, I returned and saw under the sun that - the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, The sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them, A poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city, Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard rather than the shout of a ruler of fools, Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 37-38 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Ezekiel 31-35 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Revelation 10-12 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 39-41 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 27-28 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). The thought process may go like this: "I know God rules over all things." Historical Books "Make thyself agreeable to thy relations: (2.) Cite This Page: Blue Letter Bible. Johannine Writings Pentateuch We are often disappointed of the good we had great hopes of. A. Johannine Writings Hence he observes the great usefulness and excellency of wisdom, and what a blessing it makes men to their country: 2. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Johannine Writings This wisdom, that is, this which he here describes, wisdom which enables a man to serve his country out of pure affection to its interests, when he himself gains no advantage by it, no, not so much as thanks for his pains, or the reputation of it, this is the wisdom which, Solomon says, seemed great unto him, v. 13. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. (Ecc 9:1-6) The despair of death: the same thing happens to everyone. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. The Old Testament As to himself, a sinful condition is a wasteful condition. Pauline Epistles 1. (Eaton). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The Gospels "Live joyfully, for,'. For man also does not know his time: (1.) Cite This Page: Blue Letter Bible. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; d. For him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion: This makes perfect sense from an under the sun perspective. "Life is utterly meaningless and our common death and destiny prove it to be so. Thank you for registering. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Pentateuch For the memory of them is forgotten. b. From what he had observed of the great good which one wise and virtuous man may do he infers what a great deal of mischief one wicked man may do, and what a great deal of good he may be the hindrance of: (1.) "Wisdom is better than strength. 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Nevermore will they have a share "It is all little enough to make thy passage through this world easy and comfortable: [2.] Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. -------------------- Pentateuch What good we have an opportunity of doing we must do while we have the opportunity, and. Wisdom capacitates a man to serve his neighbours, and he offers his service; but, alas! The great difference that there is between the characters of the righteous and the wicked, which, in several instances, are set the one over-against the other, to show that, though. Wisdom Literature The wise man who delivered the city would have had his due respect and recompence for it but that some one sinner hindered it, and invidiously diminished the service. Prophets Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. 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So the sons of men are snared in an evil time, Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do Not anything that is evil, which is near at hand, and easy to be found, and is in the power of men's hands to do, ( Romans 7:21) ( Micah 2:1) ; for this is forbidden of God, abominable to him, and hurtful to men; but whatsoever is good; so the Targum, ``to do good and alms to the poor;'' Being poor, he was slighted by the city, though he was wise and had been an instrument to save them all from ruin: II. (Kidner). (Kidner). Pauline Epistles Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. He knows those who are His (2 Timothy 2:19). Here we have. And they have no more reward, Major Prophets In light of death, live life and make the best of a bad thing. Pauline Epistles John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible "To all appearances, God is just not interested. c. The sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them: From his under the sun perspective, it seemed that man was more subject to the whims of time and chance than of a loving, all-powerful God. [2.] Wisdom Literature Poetical Books b. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Wisdom is better than strength: The Preacher knew that even though wisdom is not appreciated and it is ultimately vain, it was still better than strength. "The Preacher continues to emphasize the ease with which wisdom is counteracted." Prophets "The demands of marriage include the giving of affection (whom you love; cf. -------------------- "White garments and anointing oil make life more comfortable in a hot climate." As another of the vanities of this present life. Job, before he discourses of this matter, lays down the doctrine of God's omniscience (. Perhaps the sense is, "God has already accepted your works - I hope; because if He hasn't, there is nothing you can do about it.". Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a "Man was not created to be idle, he was not elected to be idle, he was not redeemed to be idle, he was not quickened to be idle, and he is not sanctified by God's grace to be idle." The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. He had said (v. 11), Bread is not always to the wise; yet he would not therefore be thought either to disparage, or to discourage, wisdom, no, he still retains his principle, that wisdom excels folly as much as light excels darkness (ch. Wisdom Literature of Scripture. The New Testament General Epistles The great difficulty which Solomon met with in studying the book of providence was the little difference that is made between good men and bad in the distribution of comforts and crosses, and the disposal of events. i. Solomon sensed that it was much easier to destroy than to build. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. For God has already accepted your works. (Spurgeon), iii. "Time and chance are paired, no doubt because they both have a way of taking matters suddenly out of our hands." range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed 8 Always be clothed in white, ( L) and always anoint your head with oil. Perhaps we may meet with trouble in that very thing wherein we promise ourselves the greatest satisfaction and advantage; as the fishes and the birds are drawn into the snare and net by the bait laid to allure them, which they greedily catch at, so are the sons of men often, I. Solomon here gives an instance, which probably was a case in fact, in some neighbouring country, of a, 1. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Major Prophets if he be poor his wisdom is despised and. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point But the dead know nothing, -------------------- A. 2. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. All things come alike to all: One event happens to the righteous and the wicked; (Kidner). If all existence and consciousness ends with death, then the only thing that matters is this present life (and therefore nothing really matters). While there is life there is an opportunity of preparing for death: 3. Johannine Writings They are now madmen, and all the delights they seem to be blessed with are but like the pleasant dreams and fancies of a distracted man. The Vanity Of Life. The things that are supposed to matter most to Him turn out to make no difference - or none that anyone can see - to the way we are disposed of in the end. It is small hope given to despairing men and women, but it is the best he can do. The wisdom of some would have healed the nation, but, through the wickedness of a few, it would not be healed. 1996-2020. Ecclesiastes 9 - For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, [are] in the hand of God: no man knoweth either … The words of the Preacher, a. Like fish taken in a cruel net, The New Testament Historical Books As another instance of the liberty and power of God’s providence in the disposal of human affairs, of which he spoke above, Ecclesiastes 9:1-3. Luke-Acts (Eaton). John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Like birds caught in a snare, Historical Books And his words are not heard. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them. Minor Prophets Historical Books The Preacher has once again allowed his thoughts of God's sovereign power (in the hand of God) to develop into fatalism (all things come alike to all). -------------------- ( Ecc 9:1-6) The despair of death: the same thing happens to everyone. 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The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. for joy, as other people, for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, Hos. Yet no one remembered that same poor man. When life is gone all this world is gone with it, as to us. -------------------- That is to be done which, (3.) Pentateuch There is not only something to be had, but something to be done, in this life, and the chief good we are to enquire after is, (2.) 9 This, too, I carefully explored: Even though the actions of godly and wise people are in God’s hands, no one knows whether God will show them favor. Ephesians 5:25), the active quest for enjoyment (Enjoy life, rsv), a life-long (all…your…life) encouragement amid the responsibilities and duties of life (in all your toil at which you toil)." "Make your vain life a little better," he counseled. There is an end of all our enjoyments in this world: (3.) General Epistles The New Testament Blue Letter Bible. One would think that, in fighting, the most numerous and powerful army should be always victorious, and, in single combat, that the bold and mighty champion should win the laurel; but, (3.) Prophets Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. a. For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. 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Historical Books Minor Prophets "We have only to use our eyes without prejudice, according to Psalm 19 and Romans 1:19 ff., to see that there is a powerful and glorious Creator. -------------------- A. (Eaton), ii. One event happens to the righteous and the wicked … as is the good, so is the sinner: This develops Solomon's idea that all share the destiny in this meaningless life of ours. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Luke-Acts 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. The particular instances of this cheerfulness prescribed: "Thou art drooping and melancholy, [1.] The race is not to the swift, GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point -------------------- Bible > Commentaries > Ecclesiastes 9:9 Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. i. i. 9 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them. -------------------- a. -------------------- conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy Rather than the shout of a ruler of fools. 7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine. The Old Testament They will shortly be dead men. Finally, "The all powerful God means it to be this way.". Death Comes to All. He gives instances of disappointment, even where means and instruments were most encouraging and promised fair. Blue Letter Bible. General Epistles As to others, what a great deal of mischief may one wicked man do in a town or country! GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. 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