Be not conceited of thine own abilities; nor find fault with every thing, nor busy thyself in other men's matters. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. Ecclesiastes 7 7 A a good b name is better than precious b ointment; and c the day of death than the day of one’s birth. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: 26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. Ecclesiastes 7 King James Version 1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one' birth. If one misjudges in the manner of the paradox described here and therefore reacts wrongly, the effect could lead to one of two possible spiritual extremes. Ecclesiastes 12 is the twelfth (and the final) chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Read more Share Copy 18 It is good that thou shouldest take holde of this, yea also from this withdraw not thine hand: for hee that feareth God, shall come foorth of them all. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, For by a sad countenance the heart is made better. It is better to have our corruptions mortified by the rebuke of the wise, than to have them gratified by the song of fools. But, considering how apt we are to be vain and indulge the flesh, it is best to go to the house of mourning, to learn the end of man as to this world. 8 Better is the ende of a thing then the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better then the proude in spirit. Read Ecclesiastes 7 online (KJV) A woman thoroughly upright and godly, he had not found. When we walk through an empty house, we may see possibilities for it, but because it is empty, it is not a warm, accepting, and welcoming place. 6 For as the crackling of thornes vnder a pot, so is the laughter of the foole: this also is vanitie. King James Version (KJV) 1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. Ecclesiastes 7 7:1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. Ecclesiastes 7 The Contrast of Wisdom and Folly. 10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? 15 All things haue I seene in the dayes of my vanitie: there is a iust man that perisheth in his righteousnes, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickednes. Ecclesiastes 7:1: A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 29 Loe, this onely haue I found, that God hath made man vpright: but they haue sought out many inuentions. Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good name H8034 is better H2896 than precious H2896 ointment; H8081 and the day H3117 of death H4194 than the day H3117 of one's birth H3205 . Click to switch to the standard King James Version of Ecclesiastes Chapter 7. 21 Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: 22 For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. 27 Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account: 28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found. 3 Sorrow is better then laughter: for by the sadnesse of the countenance the heart is made better. He here warns others against the sins into which he had been betrayed. It shelters from the storms and scorching heat of trouble. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 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