I had also great possessions of fherds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem. 3 I zsearched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine—my heart still guiding me with wisdom—and how to lay hold on afolly, till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under heaven during the few days of their life. 6 I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. 2 c Vanity 2 of vanities, says a the Preacher, c vanity of vanities! 25 for apart from him4 who can eat or who can have enjoyment? 9 So I became great and lsurpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. 4 a time to n weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to o dance; 5 a time to p cast away stones, and a time to q gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to r refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to s lose; a time to keep, and a time to t cast away; 7 a time to u tear, and a time to sew; a time to v keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to w hate; Ecclesiastes 4:2 2 And I y thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive. no one to comfort them! 13 Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 11 When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? But woe to him who is … 13 Better was (Q)a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how (R)to take advice. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. All Is Vanity - The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 14 I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; gnothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. 6 dBetter is a handful of equietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. 9 Better ais the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is bvanity and a striving after wind. 13 cThere is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, English Standard Version(ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. 18 I said in my heart with regard to the children of man that God is testing them that they may see that they themselves are but nbeasts. 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, ibut how can one keep warm alone? For who can tell man what will be gafter him under the sun? Even in the night his heart does not rest. at which he toils under the sun? Read more Share Copy 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. 12 I perceived that there is cnothing better for them than to be joyful and to ddo good as long as they live; And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had xno one to comfort them! This also, I saw, is hfrom the hand of God, Ecclesiastes 9 English Standard Version (ESV) Death Comes to All. On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. 5 vIt is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. Read more Share Copy Surely this also is mvanity and a striving after wind. 1 The words of a the Preacher, 1 the son of David, b king in Jerusalem. 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