17 then I saw all the work of God, that aman cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. 2 I say:1 Keep the king’s command, because of bGod’s oath to him.2 20  Even in your thoughts, ddo not curse the king. mI said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me. 6 For there is a time and a way efor everything, although man’s trouble4 lies heavy on him. 7 For he fdoes not know what is to be, for gwho can tell him how it will be? and qthe patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. and who can tell him xwhat will be after him? 7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to nsee the sun. 17  Happy are you, O land, when your king is the son of the nobility. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain [] life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 5 Whoever keeps a command will know no evil thing, and the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way.3 18 It is good that you should take hold of fthis, and from gthat hwithhold not your hand, for the one who fears God shall come out from both of them. 20 Surely jthere is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? 28 which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. rWalk in the ways of your heart and sthe sight of your eyes. 12 For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which ... Ecclesiastes 9:9. 14 There was a little city with few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it. 6  mFor as the crackling of nthorns under a pot. in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. 14 yIn the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, zso that man may not find out anything that will be after him. Update. 11 rAgain I saw that under the sun sthe race is not to the swift, nor tthe battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and uchance vhappen to them all. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 16  zWoe to you, O land, when your king is a child. 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your nvain2 life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your oportion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. 11 Because nthe sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, othe heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil. 21 Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear kyour servant cursing you. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up ! English Standard Version (ESV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Ecclesiastes 9:9 in all English translations. eWhy should you die before your time? 6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening mwithhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good. and if a tree falls to the south or to the north. for a bird of the air will carry your voice. 5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were lan error proceeding from the ruler: English Standard Version. 10  Dead flies make gthe perfumer’s ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. 10 Then I saw the wicked buried. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases. Font Size Ecclesiastes 6:12. 7 Go, keat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. 19 iWisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. Ecclesiastes 9:9 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your n vain 2 life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your o portion in … 16 When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see ythe business that is done on earth, how neither zday nor night do one’s eyes see sleep, 2  hA wise man’s heart inclines him to the right. and qa serpent will bite him who breaks through a wall. 29 See, this alone I found, that xGod made man upright, but ythey have sought out many schemes. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. xwho can make straight what he has made crooked? 9 qRejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Ecclesiastes 9-12 English Standard Version (ESV) Death Comes to All. 4 For the word of the king is supreme, and dwho may say to him, “What are you doing?” The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. and i the day of death than the day of birth.. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning. Ecclesiastes 4:9–12; Ecclesiastes 9:9 9 Two are better than one , because they have a good reward for their toil . 15 In my avain3 life I have seen everything. Even though a wise man claims to know, bhe cannot find it out. 7 h A good name is better than precious ointment,. 9  rHe who quarries stones is hurt by them. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who gswears is as he who shuns an oath. Ecclesiastes 9:9 NIV Ecclesiastes 9:9 NLT Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV Ecclesiastes 9:9 NASB Ecclesiastes 9:9 KJV Ecclesiastes 9:9 Bible Apps Ecclesiastes 9:9 Biblia Paralela Ecclesiastes 9:9 Chinese Bible Ecclesiastes 9:9 French Bible Ecclesiastes 9:9 German Bible Bible Hub ESV Text Edition: 2016. and ithe day of death than the day of birth. 24 That which has been is far off, and ndeep, very deep; owho can find it out? 15 But there was found in it za poor, wise man, and he by his awisdom delivered the city. 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, chow the righteous and the wise and their deeds are din the hand of God. He who pleases God escapes her, but tthe sinner is taken by her. than to go to the house of feasting,. 17 The words of the wise heard in dquiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools. and the living will j lay it to heart.. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter,. 22 Your heart knows that lmany times you yourself have cursed others. sfor anger lodges in the heart2 of fools. 12 For man wdoes not know his time. vOne man among a thousand I found, but wa woman among all these I have not found. and he isays to everyone that he is a fool. 3  Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense. 15 And I commend joy, for man whas nothing better under the sun but to xeat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun. 25 pI turned my heart to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the scheme of things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness that is madness. 26 And I find something more qbitter than death: rthe woman whose heart is ssnares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. 3 Be not hasty to cgo from his presence. 27 Behold, this is what I found, says uthe Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things— This also is vanity.6 for he does not know ythe way to the city. They used to go in and out of lthe holy place and were mpraised5 in the city where they had done such things. 13  The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness. There is ba righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who cprolongs his life in his evildoing. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and xlike birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are ysnared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them. 2 eIt is the same for all, since fthe same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil,1 to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. and your princes feast at the proper time. 8  Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. 10 For if they fall , one will lift up his fellow . 11  If the serpent bites before it is tcharmed, 12  The words of a wise man’s mouth uwin him favor,3. 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. 10 Remove vexation from your heart, and uput away pain3 from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity. 8 So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember othat the days of darkness will be many. Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 7:26), there is a calm peacefulness in the life of a happy home, which, though it cannot remove the sense of the “vanity” and transitoriness of life, at least makes it endurable. 4 But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 2  It is better to go to the house of mourning. 11 Again , if two lie together , they keep warm , i but how can one keep warm alone ? Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 5 For the living know that they will die, but ithe dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for jthe memory of them is forgotten. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him.