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Quote Left Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart for God now accepteth thy works.N.B. Eat, Drink and be merry. See also Luke 1219 Quote Right
Quote Left Give not over thy soul to sorrow and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days. Quote Right
Quote Left All things come alike to all there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked. Quote Right
Quote Left I decided that God is testing us, to show us that we are no better than animals. After all, the same fate awaits man and animals alike. One dies just like the other. They are the same kind of creature. A human being is no better off than an animal, because life has no meaning for either. They are both going to the same place - the dust. They both came from it; they will both go back to it. How can anyone be sure that a man's spirit goes upward while an animal's spirit goes down into the ground? Quote Right
Quote Left Wisdom is better than weapons of war. 9:18b, Ecclesiastes Quote Right
Quote Left Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Quote Right
Quote Left Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days. Quote Right
Quote Left Ecclesiastes 4:9: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: (NIV)

Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor (AMP)

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. (KJV)

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Quote Left There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor. Ecclesiastes 2:24 Quote Right
Quote Left Even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath, so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is Vanity. Quote Right
Quote Left Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help lift him up. Quote Right
Quote Left For that which befalleth the sons of men, befalleth the beasts, even one thing befalleth them: As the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath, so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast. Quote Right
Quote Left Ecclesiastes 3:4: A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance (NIV)

A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance (AMP)

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; (KJV)

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Quote Left The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 Quote Right
Quote Left Be not slow to visit the sick. Quote Right
Quote Left Ecclesiastes 9:5: For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten. (NIV)

For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; and they have no more reward [here], for the memory of them is forgotten. (AMP)

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. (KJV)

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Quote Left To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness. Ecclesiastes 2:26 Quote Right
Quote Left Ecclesiastes 1:3: What does anyone gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun? (NIV)

What profit does man have left from all his toil at which he toils under the sun? [Is life worth living?](AMP)

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? (KJV)

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Quote Left The race is not [always] to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. Quote Right
Quote Left What has been will be again. What has been done will be done again... Ecclesiastes 1:9 Quote Right
Quote Left Ecclesiastes 1:12: I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. (NIV)

I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. (AMP)

I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem. (KJV)

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Quote Left Ecclesiastes 12:13: Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of every human being. (NIV)

All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man. (AMP)

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (KJV)

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Quote Left Let your heart give you joy in all the days of your life. Quote Right
Quote Left A good name is better than precious ointment. Ecclesiastes 7:1 Quote Right
Quote Left Ecclesiastes 3:11: He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (NIV)

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men's hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (AMP)

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. (KJV)

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Quote Left Ecclesiastes 1:11: There is no remembrance of people of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them. (NIV)

There is no remembrance of former happenings or men, neither will there be any remembrance of happenings of generations that are to come by those who are to come after them. (AMP)

There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. (KJV)

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Quote Left Ecclesiastes 3:1: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: (NIV)

TO EVERYTHING there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven: (AMP)

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (KJV)

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Quote Left Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Ecclesiastes 11:9 Quote Right

Member Quotes About Ecclesiastes

Quote Left As long as the earth remains, there is "seed time and harvest." Ecclesiastes 3: Quote Right