5). * Fleeting: lit., “vanity.” a. Eccl 3:11; 7:13; 8:17. The Bible, on the other hand, tells us that the dead are unconscious; they are in a condition best compared to sleep. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, “And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?” This too is vanity and it is a grievous task. Read Ecclesiastes 5 online (KJV) Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. 12 The sleep of a laborer is sweet,    whether they eat little or much,but as for the rich, their abundance    permits them no sleep. 7 Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. (N), 4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. Ecclesiastes 6 is the sixth chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 1 Dead flies corrupt and spoil the perfumer’s oil;. more weighty than wisdom or wealth is a little folly! And that’s the idea in the second part of Ecclesiastes 4:5. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. and has no one to help them up. 7 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun: 8 There is one alone, without companion: He has neither son nor brother. He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. * + 6 Better is a handful of rest than two handfuls of hard work and chasing after the wind.+ We might better call this person a skillful workaholic. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Bible verse of the day. CHAPTER 4. The book contains philosophical speeches by a character called '(the) Qoheleth' (="the Teacher"), composed probably between 5th to 2nd century BCE. 5 [a]Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. 9:20] eats his own flesh. 11 As goods increase,    so do those who consume them.And what benefit are they to the owners    except to feast their eyes on them? Ecclesiastes 5:10 - ESV. 6:5 quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. Than both hands full, together with toil and grasping for the wind. is the one who has never been born, who has not seen the evil. 4 And I myself returned that I might see all the acts of oppression+ that are being done under the sun, and, look! 9 Two are better than one,    because they have a good return for their labor:10 If either of them falls down,    one can help the other up.But pity anyone who falls    and has no one to help them up.11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. 10 If either of them falls down,    one can help the other up.But pity anyone who falls    and has no one to help them up. 18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink(Z) and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor(AA) under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. Ecclesiastes 4; Ecclesiastes 5; Ecclesiastes 6; 2 Corinthians 10 Bible / Bible Versions / New International Version / Ecclesiastes 4; Ecclesiastes 5; Ecclesiastes 6; 2 Corinthians 10; Share Tweet. (L)3 A dream(M) comes when there are many cares,    and many words mark the speech of a fool. … 4 I saw that all labor and success spring from a man’s envy of his neighbor. 2 The heart of the wise one leads him in the right way, * but the heart of the stupid one leads him in the wrong way. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 10 10 1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. This is also vanity and b vexation of spirit. All rights reserved worldwide. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. - Section 12. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. Ecclesiastes 10:4. Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is a man all alone, without even a son or brother. Illustration of the conduct of wisdom under capricious rulers, or when fools are exalted to high stations. 5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. 6 Better is a handful of rest than two handfuls of hard work and chasing after the wind. The fool eats his own flesh – or is pictured as doing so – because there’s nothing to eat due to all of his laziness. 4 And I have seen how much effort* and skillful work spring from rivalry between people;+ this too is futility, a chasing after the wind. with great frustration, affliction and anger. 6 Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 2 So I congratulated the dead who are already dead more than … 8 If you see the poor oppressed(S) in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still. because they have a good return for their labor: A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. 10 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. 5 The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Scripture Formatting. From the hand of their oppressors comes violence, and there is none to comfort them! wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.(G). But pity anyone who falls. Ecclesiastes 4:10 in all English translations, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print. Ecclesiastes 5:10 money greed materialism. +. 15:16 Better is a handful of # ch. Verse 4. +. - If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee. (Y)17 All their days they eat in darkness,    with great frustration, affliction and anger. Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud attribute the authorship of the book to King Solomon. 3 But better than both. Continue in a diligent and faithful discharge of thy duty, as becomes a subject, and modestly and humbly submit … Therefore I praised the dead who were already dead, More than the living who are still alive. Ecclesiastes 4:8. 4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. Vanity of Toil. "Spirit" (ruach) is here equivalent to "anger," as Judges 8:3; Proverbs 29:11.The idea seems to be that a statesman or councilor gives wise advice to a monarch, which the latter takes in bad part, and shows strong resentment … 2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive. Ecclesiastes 4:10-12. Ecclesiastes 4:4-8 records Solomon's analysis of four types of workers. 13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.”. 1 Again I saw all the oppressions that take place under the sun: the tears of the victims with none to comfort * them! 10 As dead flies cause the perfumer’s oil to stink and bubble, so a little foolishness outweighs wisdom and glory. (V)They take nothing from their toil(W)    that they can carry in their hands.(X). There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. 5 The fool folds his arms and consumes his own flesh. 6 Better is an a handful with b quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. Ecclesiastes 4 New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995) The Evils of Oppression. The first he simply labels the “skillful” worker. Ecclesiastes 5 is the fifth chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud attribute the authorship of the book to King Solomon. New International Version (NIV), power was on the side of their oppressors—, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”. Ecclesiastes 4 is the fourth chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. 10 Whoever loves money never has enough;    whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. the tears of those being oppressed,+ but they had no comforter;+ and on the side of their oppressors there was power, so that they had no comforter. Treasury of Scripture. 5 The stupid one folds his hands while his flesh wastes away. # Prov. Ecclesiastes 10 is the tenth chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. 4 Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. Ecclesiastes 2:11. Ecclesiastes 10:4-5 Bible / Bible Versions / NIV / Ecclesiastes / Ecclesiastes 10 / Ecclesiastes 10:4-5; Previous Book Previous Chapter Read the Full Chapter Next Chapter Next Book. 5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. 6 Better one handful with rest than two handfuls with effort and a pursuit of the wind. 1 Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their … This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind. So virtuous and gracious affections are excited by good society; and Christians … * [11:7–10] The concluding part of the book opens with a final bittersweet homage to life and an enthusiastic encouragement to rejoice in its gifts while they are within grasp. 4 And I have seen how much effort * and skillful work spring from rivalry between people; + this too is futility, a chasing after the wind. 7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: 8 There was a man all alone;    he had neither son nor brother.There was no end to his toil,    yet his eyes were not content(J) with his wealth.“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,    “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”This too is meaningless—    a miserable business! the foolish heart to the left. The book contains philosophical speeches by a character called '(the) Qoheleth' (="the Teacher"), composed probably between the 5th to 2nd century BC. This chapter discusses life's hardship and life's companions. 5 The stupid one folds his hands while his flesh wastes away. The book contains philosophical speeches by a character called ' Qoheleth', composed probably between the 5th to 2nd century BCE. He who loves silver will not … and many words mark the speech of a fool. 5 The a fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh. Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud attribute the authorship of the book to King Solomon. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.”. For, if they fall — If one or more of them fall in any way; as into any mistakes, and errors, or sins, dangers, or distresses. In Hebrew texts 5:1 is numbered 4:17, and 5:2-20 is numbered 5:1-19. This too is meaningless. The second worker, described in verse 5, is at the other end of the work spectrum: He is the lazybones. This also is vanity. 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