Read full chapter. We must all die, no flight or hiding-place can save us, nor are there any weapons of effectual resistance. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 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. 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. What madness must it be for weak and dependent creatures to rebel against the Almighty! Geneva Study Bible. 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. Library. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 3. 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. NIV 1 Who is like the wise? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? (9-13) Mysteries of Providence. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 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. Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) / Ecclesiastes / Ecclesiastes 8; Share Tweet. Tools. Ecclesiastes King James Version KJV The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 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 withdraw from yourself lightly from the obedience of your prince. Ecclesiastes 1:8 Parallel. # the boldness: Heb. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Commentary. 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:). (1-5) To prepare for sudden evils and death. Ecclesiastes 1:8 Parallel Commentaries . Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version (KJV) 8 Who is as the wise man? 8 As no one has power over the wind to contain it, so[ a] no one has power over the time of their 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. A person’s … 2 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. Library. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 King James Version (KJV). 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. 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; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV - To every thing there is a season, and a - Bible Gateway. Sinners herein deceive themselves. 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. 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. 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. 1 Who is as the wise man? 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power; And. 1 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. Commentary for Ecclesiastes 8. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Ecclesiastes 8:11 Context. 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 … Ecclesiastes 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV) Strong's. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. (9-13) Mysteries of Providence. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed 8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. How solemn the thought! 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. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 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. (6-8) It shall be well with the righteous, and ill with the wicked. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Ecclesiastes 8:3 Parallel. As no one is discharged in time of war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it. (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. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Verse. Ecclesiastes 8. Who else can interpret the words of God, or teach aright from his truths and dispensations? 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. Geneva Study Bible . 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. discharge: or, casting off weapons. Commentary. Ecclesiastes 8 Chapter 8. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. Ecclesiastes 8 . Commentary. 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. 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. 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 … Ecclesiastes 8 ; ECCLES 8:1 Who is as the wise man? 1 Who is as the wise man? Here is, I. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? 8 Who is as the wise man? 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: 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. King James Version (KJV). 8. Ecclesiastes 8:8 Parallel. 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. 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. Vengeance comes slowly, but it comes surely. the strength. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 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. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. 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 of his face shall be changed. 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. Ecclesiastes 8:17 Parallel. This is the King James Version of the Audio Bible. Ecclesiastes 10:8 Parallel. 9 All this I saw, as I applied my mind to everything done under the sun. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Commentary. 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. He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. According to Ecclesiastes, what two things does a wise man's heart discern. Oh that men were wise, that they understood these things, that they would consider their latter end! Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.”. Commendations of wisdom. a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness a of his face shall be changed. 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. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. The Book of Ecclesiastes read by Alexander Scourby. The believer alone is prepared to meet the solemn summons. This is added as another evidence of man’s misery. Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. viii. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? (1-5) To prepare for sudden evils and death. Ecclesiastes 8:7 Context. Geneva Study Bible. 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. 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. Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version (KJV) 8 Who is as the wise man? Listen to the Bible. 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. Wickedness, by which men often escape human justice, cannot secure from death.9-13 Solomon observed, that many a time one man rules over another to his hurt, and that prosperity hardens them in their wickedness. Paragraph. Read verse in King James Version a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. KJV 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? Commendations of wisdom. 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 8:17 Parallel Commentaries. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his f KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. 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. Geneva Study Bible. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Commentary. Ecclesiastes 8:3 Parallel Commentaries. 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? Library. 1 Who is as the wise man? 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon 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. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 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. 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 Who is as the wise man? Ecclesiastes 7 Ecclesiastes 9 Chapter 8. 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. 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. Ecc 8:1 ¶ Ecc 8:1 - Who is like a wise man? 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. A man’s wisdom makes h What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? 2 I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Who knows the explanation of things? 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. ECCLES 8:2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Red Letter. for the sake of your oath to God. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) Obey Authorities for God’s Sake. I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Ecclesiastes 10:8 Parallel Commentaries . He would not have us try to give a reason for what God does. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. 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. Ninety thousand die every day, upwards of sixty every minute, and one every moment. ( D) Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Ecclesiastes 8:6 Context. King James Translators' Notes. Ecclesiastes 8:5 Context. 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? Ecclesiastes 8:1: Who is as the wise man? 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. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? Library "For they that are after the Flesh do Mind," Rom. Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version KJV Who is as the wise man? Ecclesiastes 8:4 Context. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? Ecclesiastes 8:8. 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 farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. 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