A good nameH8034 is betterH2896 than preciousH2896 ointment;H8081 and the dayH3117 of deathH4194 than the dayH3117 of one's birth.H3205
It is betterH2896 to goH3212 to the houseH1004 of mourning,H60 than to goH3212 to the houseH1004 of feasting:H4960 for that is the endH5490 of allH3605 men;H120 and the livingH2416 will layH5414 it to his heart.H3820
SorrowH3708 is betterH2896 than laughter:H7814 for by the sadnessH7455 of the countenanceH6440 the heartH3820 is made better.H3190
The heartH3820 of the wiseH2450 is in the houseH1004 of mourning;H60 but the heartH3820 of foolsH3684 is in the houseH1004 of mirth.H8057
It is betterH2896 to hearH8085 the rebukeH1606 of the wise,H2450 than for a manH376 to hearH8085 the songH7892 of fools.H3684
For as the cracklingH6963 of thornsH5518 underH8478 a pot,H5518 soH3651 is the laughterH7814 of the fool:H3684 thisH2088 alsoH1571 is vanity.H1892
SurelyH3588 oppressionH6233 makes a wiseH2450 man mad;H1984 and a giftH4979 destroysH6 the heart.H3820
BetterH2896 is the endH319 of a thingH1697 than the beginningH7225 thereof: and the patientH750 in spiritH7307 is betterH2896 than the proudH1362 in spirit.H7307
Be not hastyH926 in your spiritH7307 to be angry:H3707 for angerH3708 restsH5117 in the bosomH2436 of fools.H3684
SayH559 not you, WhatH4100 is the causeH1961 that the formerH7223 daysH3117 were betterH2896 than these?H428 for you do not inquireH7592 wiselyH2451 concerningH5921 this.H2088
WisdomH2451 is goodH2896 with an inheritance:H5159 and by it there is profitH3148 to them that seeH7200 the sun.H8121
For wisdomH2451 is a defense,H6738 and moneyH3701 is a defense:H6738 but the excellencyH3504 of knowledgeH1847 is, that wisdomH2451 gives lifeH2421 to them that haveH1167 it.
ConsiderH7200 the workH4639 of God:H430 for whoH4310 canH3201 make that straight,H8626 whichH834 he has made crooked?H5791
In the dayH3117 of prosperityH2896 be joyful,H2896 but in the dayH3117 of adversityH7451 consider:H7200 GodH430 alsoH1571 has setH6213 the oneH2088 overH5980 againstH5980 the other,H2088 to the endH1700 that manH120 should findH4672 nothingH3808 H3972 afterH310 him.
AllH3605 things have I seenH7200 in the daysH3117 of my vanity:H1892 there is a justH6662 man that perishesH6 in his righteousness,H6664 and there is a wickedH7563 man that prolongsH748 his life in his wickedness.H7451
Be not righteousH6662 overH7235 much;H7235 neitherH408 make yourself overH3148 wise:H2449 whyH4100 should you destroyH8074 yourself?
Be not overH7235 muchH7235 wicked,H7561 neitherH408 be you foolish:H5530 whyH4100 should you dieH4191 beforeH3808 your time?H6256
It is goodH2896 that you should takeH270 holdH270 of this;H2088 yes,H1571 alsoH1571 from thisH2088 withdrawH3240 not your hand:H3027 for he that fearsH3373 GodH430 shall comeH3318 forthH3318 of them all.H3605
WisdomH2451 strengthensH5810 the wiseH2450 more than tenH6235 mightyH7989 men whichH834 are in the city.H5892
For there is not a justH6662 manH120 on earth,H776 that doesH6213 good,H2896 and sinsH2398 not.
AlsoH1571 takeH5414 noH408 heedH5414 H3820 to allH3605 wordsH1697 that are spoken;H1696 lestH634 H3808 you hearH8085 your servantH5650 curseH7043 you:
For oftentimesH6471 H7227 alsoH1571 your own heartH3820 knowsH3045 that you yourselfH859 likewiseH1571 have cursedH7043 others.H312
AllH3605 thisH2090 have I provedH5254 by wisdom:H2451 I said,H559 I will be wise;H2449 but it was farH7350 from me.
That whichH4100 is farH7350 off, and exceeding deep,H6013 whoH4310 can findH4672 it out?
I appliedH5437 my heartH3820 to know,H3045 and to search,H8446 and to seekH1245 out wisdom,H2451 and the reasonH2808 of things, and to knowH3045 the wickednessH7562 of folly,H3689 even of foolishnessH5531 and madness:H1947
And I findH4672 more bitterH4751 than deathH4194 the woman,H802 whoseH834 H1931 heartH3820 is snaresH4685 and nets,H2764 and her handsH3027 as bands:H612 whoever pleasesH2896 H6440 GodH430 shall escapeH4422 from her; but the sinnerH2398 shall be takenH3920 by her.
Behold,H7200 thisH2088 have I found,H4672 saidH559 the preacher,H6953 counting oneH259 by one,H259 to findH4672 out the account:H2808
WhichH834 yetH5750 my soulH5315 seeks,H1245 but I findH4672 not: oneH259 manH120 among a thousandH505 have I found;H4672 but a womanH802 among allH3605 thoseH428 have I not found.H4672
See,H7200 thisH2088 onlyH905 have I found,H4672 that GodH430 has madeH6213 manH120 upright;H3477 but they have soughtH1245 out manyH7227 inventions.H2810