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Ecclesiastes. The vanity of all worldly things. Before, butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth 15. She riseth also while it is yet night, and Before Christ

Christ forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth giveth meat to her houshold, and a portion to forth ftrife.

her maidens. 700.

16 She considereth a field, and + buyeth it : + Heb.

1015 CH A P. XXXI.

with the fruit of her hands she plantetha vineyard. taketh. 1 Lemuels leffon of chastity and temperance. 6 The 17 She girdeth her loyns with strength, and afflicted are to be comforted and defended. 10 The strengthneth her arms. and 18+ She perceiveth that her merchandise is † Heb.

She tafteth. He words of king Lemuel, a the prophecy good: her candle goeth not out by night.

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19 She layeth her hands to the fpindle, and 2 What, my son ? and what, the son of my her hands hold the distaff.

womb? and what, the son of my vows? 20+ She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Hebrishe Chap. s.

jpreaderb. 3

b Give not thy strength unto women, nor yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. < Deut. 17. thy way to that which destroyeth kings.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her hous4 d It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not forhold: for all her houshold are cloathed with 10. 17." kings to drink wine, nor for princes strong drink: || scarlet.

ll Or, 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and 22 She maketh her self coverings of tapestry, garments. + Heb. + pervert the judgmenrt of any of the afflicted. her cloathing is silk and purple. 6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready 23 Her husband is known in the gates,

when of all the to perish, and wine to those that be + of heavy he fitteth among the elders of the land. flillion, hearts.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth is, 7 Let him drink and forget his poverty, and and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. † Heb. remember his misery no more.

25 Strenght and honour are her cloathing, 8 * Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause and she shall rejoyce in time to come, foul. See Job of all + such as are appointed to destruction. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and

9 Open thy mouth, 6 judgerighteously, and in her tongue is the law of kindness. the fons of plead the cause of the poor and needy.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her housdeftruction.

10 g h Who can find a vertuous woman? hold, and eateth not the bread of idleness. for her price is far above rubies.

28 Her children arife up, and call her blessed; 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust her husband also and he praiseth her ! b Chap. in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 29. Many daughters I have done virtuously,!

Or, 12 She will do him good and not evil all the but thou excelleft them all. 19. 14. days of her life.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain :
13 She seeketh wool, and fax, and worketh but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall
willingly with her hands.

be praised.
14. She is like the merchants ships, she bring 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let
eth her food from afar.

her own works praise her in the gates.


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of all his labour which he taketh under the sun ? * I The preacher Merweth that all humane courses are 4 One generation passeth away, and another ge

vain; 4 because the creatures are restless in their neration cometh : e but the earth abideth for ever. Pfal. courses; 9 they bring forth nothing new, and all

5 The fun also ariseth, and the sun goeth; 15:40

.& old things are forgotten: 12 and because he hath down, and + hafteth to his place where he arose. + Heb. found it so in the studies of wisdom.

6 The wind goeth toward the south and turn-Pantesko Bizcoa HE words a of the preacher, eth about unto the north ; it whirleth about con

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the son of David, king of Je tinually, and the wind returneth again according

to his circuits. 2 b Vanity of vanities, faith 7 f All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea isf Job 38. 8,9,10.

the preacher, vanity of vani not full: unto the place from whence the rivers Plan 104.
ties, call is vanity:

come, thither they return again.
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The vanity OJ al'woriulytnings. Chap. 1j. Wije men ana fools have one event. Before utter it: the eye is not fatisfied with seeing, nor

7. I got me servants and maidens, an had + Before Christ the ear filled with hearing.

Chrift fervants born in my house ; alfo I had great pol9 : The thing that hath been, it isthat which sessions of great and fmall cattle, above all that 977, shall bezand that which is done, is that which shall were in Jerusalem before me.

977. 3 Chap 3:

be done: and there is no new thing under the sun, 8. I gathered me also silver and gold, and the Cons of my

10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces : Is i King See, thiş is new ? it hath been already of old time; gat me men-singers and women-fingers, and the 21.5 which was before us.

delights of the fons of men, as † musical in- 14 21,&c. 11 There is no remembrance of former things; ftruments, and that of all sorts." neither shall there be any remembrance of things . 9 So I was great, and increased more than info siment that are to come, with those that shall come after. all that were before me in Jerusalem ; also my

and inftrito 12 Ç h I the preacher was king over Israel in wisdom remained with me.

d Chapo Jerusalem.

10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired, I kept 13. And I gave my heart to seckand search out not from them, I withheld not my heart from by wisdom, concerning all things that are done any joy : for my heart rejoyced in all my launder heaven: i this fore travel hath God given to bour, and this was my portion of all my labour.. Chap. 3• the fons of man to be exercised therewith.

ií Then I looked on all the works that my 18.&

9.9. 14 I have seen all the works that are done hands had wrought, and on the labour that I Chap. 1o. under the sun, and behold all is vanity and vexa had laboured to do: and behold, all wasf vanition of spirit.

ty and vexation of spirit, and there was no pro# Chap 7:

15 k That which is crooked cannot be made fit under the fun.
straight: and + that which is wanting, cannot be 12 And I turned my self to behold wisdom,

numbred. defect.

8 and madness, and folly : for what can the man : Chap. So 16 Icommuned with mineown heart, saying, do, that cometh after the king ? Il even that which

17.& 7. X: 12,0?. Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten hath been already done. & 10.7. more wisdom than

all they that have been before 13 Then I saw + that wisdom excelleth folly, thuse things Chap: 2.

me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart thad great ex ás far as light excelleth darkness.
perience of wisdomand knowledge.

14h The wise mans eyes are in his head, but the already 17. m And I gave my heart to know wisdom, fool walkerh in darkness: and I my felf perceived dones and to know madness and folly: I perceived that also, that i one event happeneth to them all.

† Heb. m Chaps, this alfo is vexation of spirit.

15 Then said I in my heart, As it happe- is an on 18 For nin much wisdom is much grief: and neth' to the fool, so it t'happeneth even to me; wisdom

in he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth forrow. and why was I then mure wife? Then I said in more

in folly, &c CHA P. II.

my heart that this also is vanity. I The vanity of humane courses in the works of plea

16 For there is no remembrance of the wife 17. 24. sure. 12 Though the wise be better than the

more than of the fool for ever ; seeing that which i Plal. 45 » fool, yet both have one event. 18 The vanity now is, in the days to come shal all be forgotten: 3; of human labour in leaving it they know not to and how dieth the wise man? as the fool. whom. 24. Nothing better than joy in our la 17 Therefore I hated life, because the work † Heb.

happexech bour, but that is Gods gift.

that is wrought under the sun, is grievous un- to me, ever I

Said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: 18 Yea, I hated all my labour which I and behold, this also is vanity.

had + taken under the sun : because k I should † Heb 2 a I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, leave it unto the man that shall be after me. & Pfal.49.. What doth it?


And who knoweth whether he shall be 10. 3 b I sought in mine heart + to give my self a wise man or a fool ? yet shall he have rule 6 Chap. 1. unto wine (yet acquainting mine heart with wif- over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and

dom) and to lay hold on folly, till I might see wherein I have shewed my self wise under the
what was that good for the fons of men, which fun. This is also vanity.
they should do under the heaven, † all the days 20 Therefore I went about to cause my heart
of their life.

to despair of all the labour which I took un-
4 I made me great works, I builded me hou- der the sun.
of their life. ses, I planted me vineyards.

21 For there is a man whose labour is in 5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equiry : yet planted trees in them of all kind of fruits. to a man that hath not laboured therein, shall

6 I made me pools of water, to water there he + leave it for his portion. This also is vawith the wood that hringeth forth trees, nity, and a great evil.

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22 ' For what hath man ofall his labour, and any thing taken from it: and God doth it, that Before Christ of the vexation of his heart wherein he hath la- men should fear before him.

Christ boured under the sun ?

15 h That which hath been, is now; and 977.

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For all his days are m sorrows, and his tra- that which is to be, hath already been, and God b Chapas. 3:& 32: vel grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the requireth + that which is past. m Job 14. night. This is also vanity.

16 And moreover, I saw under the sun that which * There is nothing better for a man,than the place of judgment, that wickedness was 23. that he thould

eat and drink, and that he should therezand the place of righteousness, tbat iniquity Chip. s. & 8.15. make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This was there. She his also I saw that it was from the hand of God. 17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the

25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten righteous and the wicked : for there is k a time & Verf. . bereunto more than I?

there, for every purpose, and for every work. 26 For God giveth to a man that is good 18 I said in my heart concerning the estate of + Heb. + in his sight, wisdom and knowledge, and the sons of men, that God might manifest them, ! or, before him. joy: but to the finner he giveth travel, to ga- and that they might see that they themselves are higheter » Job 27.

ther and to heap up, that he may give to bim beasts.

that is good before God. This allo is vani 19 For that which befalleth the sons of men, p. 49. Prov.,28. ty and vexation of fpirit.

befalleth beasts, even one thing befalleth them : 12, 20.
as the one dieth, so dieth the other, yea, they 16.

Chap: :.

have all one breath, so that a man hath no
i By, the necessary, change of time, vanity is added preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity:

to bumane travel. ii There is an excellency in
Gods works: 16 But as for man, God Hall judge duft

, and all turn to dust again.
20 All go unto one place, mall are of the

* Chap:
bis works there, and here be Mall be like

21 Who knoweth the Ipirit of man that + nebo of
a beast.

+ goeth upward, and the spirit of thc beast that the fons of
O every thing there is a season, and a
a time to every purpose under the heaven: goeth downward, to the earth?

22 • Wherefore I perceive that there is no- afcending.
+ Heb.
2 A time + to be born, and a time to die :

thing better, than that a man should rejoyce in Chap. 2.
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that his own works; for that is his portion : for who 24.& 5.
which is planted :
shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal: a time
to break down, and a time to build


4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh : a 1 Vanity is increased unto men by oppression, 4. by
time to mourn, and a time to dance:

envy, s by idleness, 7 by covetoufness, 9 by foli-
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to tariness, 13 by wilfulness.
Joel 2. gather stones together : a time to embrace, and b

Shores linear and confidered helt the opponesa , Sie! a time to refrain from embracing :

fions that are done under the sun: andbe6 A time to get, and a time to lose: a hold, the tears of such as were oppressed, and

time to keep, and a time co cast away: they had no comforter ; and on the + side of 1 Heb.
1 Or, seek, 7. A time to rent, and a time to sew: a time their oppressors there was power, but they
to keep silence, and a time to speak :

had no comforter.
8 A time to love, and a time to hate: a time • Wherefore I praised the dead which are

6 Job 3.
of war, and a time of

already dead, more than the living which are yet Chap.6. 3. : Chap: I.


Whath profit hath he that worketh, in alive. that wherein he laboureth?

3 · Yea, better is he than both they, which Job 3: d Chap. 1. 10 d I have seen the travel which God hath hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil

given to the sons of men, to be exercised in it.' work that is done under the sun.

11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his 4 Again I considered all travel, and t eve- the rightweso

time : allo he hath set the world in their heart, sory right work, that t for this a man is envied of work. 6 Chap. 8. that eno man can find out the work that God of his neighbour. This is also vanity, and ve- this is the

maketh from the beginning to the end. xation of spirit. s Vers. 22. 12 f I know that there is no good in them, but

man from
The fool foldeth his hands together, and his

for a man to rejoyce, and to do good in his life. eateth his own flesh.
8 Chap: 2.

13 And also s that every man should eat and 6 Better is an handful with quietness, than 10.0
drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it" both the hands 'full, with travel and vexation 33:
is the gift of God.

19.16.17. 14. I know that whatsoever God doth, it 7 g Then I returned, and I law vanity under & 16.8. th The forever: nothing can be pur to it, nor the sun.

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Christ cond; yea, he hath neither child nor brother and violent perverting of judgment and justice in Chrift

yet is there no end of all his labour, neither is a province, marvel not '+ at the matter : for


satisfied with riches, f neither faith be, i be that is higher than the highest, regardeth, + Heb: for whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of and there be higher than they

or, purpose. good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travel. 9 Moreover, the profit of the earth is for i Pral. se.

9 (Two are better than one; because they all the king bimself is served by the field.
have a good reward for their labour.

10 He that loveth Gilver, shall not be satisfied
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his with silver; nor he that loveth abundance, with
fellow : but wo to him that is alone when he increase: this is also vanity.
falleth; for be bath not another to help him up. 11 When goods increase, they are increafed

11 Again, if two lie together, then they have that eat them: and what good is there to the
heat: but how can one be warm alone ?

owners thereof, saving the beholding of them
12 And if one prevail against him, two shall with their eyes?
withstand him; and a threefold cord is not 12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet,
quickly broken.

whether he eat little or much; but the abun-
13 | Better is a poor and a wife child, than dance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
+ Heb. who an old and foolish king, t who will no more be 13 There is a fore evil which I have seen un-
knowerh pot admonished,

der the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners Job B.
wilhed. 14 For out of prison he cometh to reign, thereof to their hurt.
whereas also be that is born in his kingdom 14. But those riches-perish by evil travel: and

he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his Tim. 6. 15 I considered all the living which walk un- hand.

1 der the fun, with the second child that shall 15 k As he came forth of his mothers womb, 3. stand up in his stead.

naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall 16 There is no end of all the people, even of take nothing of his labour, which he may carry 1 27.';. all that have been before them: they also that away in his hand.

a Chap. 2or come after, shall not rejoyce in him. Surely, this 16 And this also is a fore evil, that in all 24. & 3. also is vanity, and vexation of spirit.

points as he came, fo shall he go: and what pro- 22. &" 9.

fit hath he m that hath laboured for the wind? 7. & 11.90 CHAP, V, .

17 All his days also n he eatech in darkness,
1 Vanities in divine service, 8 in murmuring against and be bath much forrow, and wrath with his Heb.

oppression, 9 and in riches. 18 Fay in riches is sickness.
the gift of God.

18 Behold that which I have seen : ot it is which is Eep a thy foot when thou goest to the house good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and promote the com

of God, and be more ready to hear, than to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh the number
to give the facrifice of fools : for they consider under the sun, + all the days of his life, which Chap. 23
that they do evil.

God giveth him : P for it is his portion.
Psal. 50.8; 2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not 19 9 Every man also to whom God hath given q Chap. a.
B.X24: thine heart be hasty to utter any I thing before riches and wealth, and hath given him power to 14.

God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to jor,
earth : therefore let thy words be few. rejoyce in his labour ; this is the gift of God. Though

3 For a dream cometh through the multitude 20 (For he shall not much remember the days

of business, and d a fools voice is known by mul- of his life : because God answereth him in the joy year bem Matth. 6. titude of words,

of his heart.

breth, &o. á Prov. io.

4. When thou vowest a vow unto God,
defer not to pay it: for be batb no pleasure in

C H A P. VT.
fools; fpay that which thou hast vowed. 1 The vanity of riches without wfe, 3 of children,
58 Better is it that thou should it not vow,

6 and old age without riches. 9 Tbe-vanity of fight
than that thou shouldst vow and not pay.

and wandring de fires. 11. The conclufion of vanities. 34. & 76. 6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to Here is an evil which I have foen under the f Psal. 66. sin, h neither say thou before the angel

, that it


fun, and it is common among men: was an error: wherefore should God be

angry 2 A man to whom God hath given richess at thy voice and destroy the work of thine hands? wealth, and honour, a so that he wanteth nothing - Job 25.

7 For in the multitude of dreams and many for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth plał. 171 12. 10. words, there are allo diuers vanities : but fear him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger 14.& 73.. thou. God.

eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease. 7.

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Christ live many years, so that the days of his years befor anger resterh in the bosom of fools.

many, and his soul be not filled with good, and 977.

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the

977. ballo that he have no burial, I say, that can un- former days were better than these? for thou f prov. timely birth is better than he.

dost not enquire + wisely concerning this. 4 For he cometh in with vanity, and de 11 Wisdom || is good with an inheritance : † Heb. Lob 3. parteth in darkness, and his name shall be co- and by it there is profit & to them that see the sun. above me Plal. 58.8.'vered with darkness.

iż For wisdom isa defence, and money isa jj or, as 5 Moreover, he hath not seen the sun, nor defence: but the excellency of knowledgeis, that known any thing: this hath more rest than the wisdom giveth life to them that have it. other.

13 Consider the work of God : for h who can too. Ś Yea, though he live a thousand years make that straight which he hath made crooked? 11. 7. twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all 14. In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in Heb. go to one place ?

the day of adversity consider : God also hath b See Job 7 d All the labour of man is for his mouth, + set the one over against the other, to the end and yet the + appetite is not filled.

that man should find nothing after him. 8 For what hath the wise more than the 15 All things have I seen in the days of my heades en alting of fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk vanity: i there is a just man that perisheth in i Chap

. 8. • Job 9. before the living ?

his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that trov. 9 5 Better is the sight of the eyes, + than prolongeth his life in his wickedness. Jer. 49. the wandring of the desire : this is also vanity 16 Be not righteous overmuch, 1 neither. Ecclus and vexation of spirit.

make thy self over-wise: why shouldst thout Rom. 12. 10 That which hath been, is named already, destroy thy self? of the days and it is known that it is man: e neither may 17 Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou desolate.

m Job 15. he contend with him that is mightier than he. foolish : m why shouldst thou die + before thy

!! Seeing there be many things that increase time ? 11.& 109. Vanity, what is man the better?

18 It is good that thou shouldst take hold Prov. 10. 23.& 144.

12 For who knoweth what is good for man in of this, yea also, from this withdraw not thine 27;
James 4. this life, + all the days of his vain life which he hand: for he that feareth God, shall come forth
3 Chap.

spendeth as a shadow? for 8 who can tell a man of them all.
what shall be after him under the sun ?

19 - Wisdomstrengthneth the wisc, more than 22. & 24 CHAP. VII.

ten mighty men which are in the city. 1 Remedies against vanity, are a good name, 2

20 • For there is not a just man upon earth, o 1 King. mortification, 7 patience, 11 wisdom. 23 The that' doth good, and sinneth not. difficulty of wisdom.

21 Allo + take no heed unto all words that 6 36. A

a Good Name is better than precious oint- are spoken; left thou hear thy servant curse thee. Provonia

ment; and the day of death than the day 22 For oftentimes also thine own heart know-1.8. 35. 30. & of ones birth.

eth, that thou thy self likewise haft cursed others. † Heb. 2 Ş It is better to go to the house of mourn 23 | All this have I proved by wisdom: I ibine heart. ing, than to go to the house of feasting: for said I will be wise, but it was far from me. that is the end of all men, and the living will 24 P That which is far off, and exceeding deep, + Heb. I lay it to his heart.

who can find it out?
3 | Sorrow is better than laughter : for by the 25 + 9 I applied mine heart to know, and to passed.
sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason Chap;?.

4 The heart of the wife is in the house of of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, 12.
mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house even of foolishnes and madness :
of mirth.

26 And I find more bitter than death the 22. 14. 5 b It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, woman whose heart is snares and nets, and here iba Prov: ?;, than for a man to hear the song of fools. hands as bands : t whoso pleaseth God shall coed before

6 For as the t crackling of thorns under a escape from her, but the finner shall be taken by her. 118 12. pot, so is the laughter of the fool : this also is 27 Behold, this have I found (faith the prea- 1.1, 2. Chap. 2.2. vanity: t Heb.

) || found. 7. Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, account. d Exod. d and a gift destroyeth the heart. ,

28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: 8 Better is the end of a thing, than the be one man among a thousand have I found, but a the reasona ginning thereof: and e the patient in spirit is

Job 33 woman among all those have I not found. better than the prou in spirit.

29 Lo, this only have I found, that God 'Gen. s.

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