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1901 American Standard Version (ASV)

Ecclesiastes 7

1 Remedies against vanity are, a good name, 2 mortification, 7 patience, 11 wisdom. 23 The difficulty of wisdom.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:1 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:1 Research Posted Online 7:1 ¶ A [good] name is better than precious oil; and the day of death, than the day of one's birth.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:2 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:2 Research Posted Online 7:2 ¶ 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.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:3 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:3 Research Posted Online 7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made glad.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:4 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:4 Research Posted Online 7:4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:5 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:5 Research Posted Online 7:5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:6 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:6 Research Posted Online 7:6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:7 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:7 Research Posted Online 7:7 ¶ Surely extortion maketh the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroyeth the understanding.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:8 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:8 Research Posted Online 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; [and] the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:9 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:9 Research Posted Online 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:10 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:10 Research Posted Online 7:10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:11 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:11 Research Posted Online 7:11 ¶ Wisdom is as good as an inheritance; yea, more excellent is it for them that see the sun.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:12 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:12 Research Posted Online 7:12 For wisdom is a defence, even as money is a defence; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserveth the life of him that hath it.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:13 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:13 Research Posted Online 7:13 Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:14 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:14 Research Posted Online 7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; yea, God hath made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out anything [that shall be] after him.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:15 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:15 Research Posted Online 7:15 All this have I seen in my days of vanity: there is a righteous man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth [his life] in his evil-doing.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:16 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:16 Research Posted Online 7:16 Be not righteous overmuch; neither make thyself overwise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:17 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:17 Research Posted Online 7:17 Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:18 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:18 Research Posted Online 7:18 It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth from them all.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:19 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:19 Research Posted Online 7:19 Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:20 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:20 Research Posted Online 7:20 Surely there is not a righteous man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:21 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:21 Research Posted Online 7:21 Also take not heed unto all words that are spoken, lest thou hear thy servant curse thee;

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:22 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:22 Research Posted Online 7:22 for oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:23 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:23 Research Posted Online 7:23 ¶ All this have I proved in wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:24 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:24 Research Posted Online 7:24 That which is, is far off and exceeding deep; who can find it out?

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:25 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:25 Research Posted Online 7:25 I turned about, and my heart [was set] to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the reason [of things], and to know that wickedness is folly, and that foolishness is madness.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:26 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:26 Research Posted Online 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, [and] whose hands are bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:27 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:27 Research Posted Online 7:27 Behold, this have I found, saith the Preacher, [laying] one thing to another, to find out the account;

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:28 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:28 Research Posted Online 7:28 which my soul still seeketh, but I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

American Standard ASV Ecclesiastes 7:29 Dictionary Concordance Cross ReferencesSubmit Your Comments on Ecclesiastes 7:29 Research Posted Online 7:29 Behold, this only have I found: that God made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

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