9 … 8There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind, Nor does he have authority over the day of death; There is no discharge [from service] during time of war, And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. 7 Since no one knows the future,    who can tell someone else what is to come?8 As no one has power over the wind to contain it,    so[a] no one has power over the time of their death.As no one is discharged in time of war,    so wickedness will not release those who practice it. H1697 a man's H120 wisdom H2451 maketh his face H6440 to shine H215 , and the boldness H5797 of his face H6440 shall be changed H8132 . [a] 5 Lit time and judgment. 9 All this I saw, as I applied my mind to everything done under the sun. 8There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind, Nor does he have authority over the day of death; There is no discharge [from service] during time of war, And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. 5Whoever keeps and observes a royal command will experience neither trouble nor misery; For a wise heart will know the [a]proper time and [appropriate] procedure. And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. 17and I saw all the work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work that is done under the sun. 12Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his life [seemingly] is prolonged [in spite of his wickedness], still I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who fear and worship Him openly [realizing His omnipresence and His power]. 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- 7For no one knows what will happen; So who can tell him how and when it will happen? 7 For oppression makes a wise man foolish, And a bribe corrupts the [good judgment of the] heart. Even though man may labor in seeking, he will not discover; and [more than that], though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, he will not be able to find it out. [a] 5 Lit time and judgment. Even though man may labor in seeking, he will not discover; and [more than that], though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, he will not be able to find it out. (A) 3 Do not be in a hurry to get out of his presence. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. [II … 11Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. 11Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. 9All this I have seen while applying my mind to every deed that is done under the sun. 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing. 9All this I have seen while applying my mind to every deed that is done under the sun. 17and I saw all the work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work that is done under the sun. 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- I say that this too is futility (meaningless, vain). 5 Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm,    and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.6 For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter,(C)    though a person may be weighed down by misery. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. [a] 5 Lit time and judgment. 8There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind, Nor does he have authority over the day of death; There is no discharge [from service] during time of war, And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. 13But it will not be well for the evil man, nor will he lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God. 17and I saw all the work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work that is done under the sun. 4For the word of a king is authoritative and powerful, And who will say to him, “What are you doing?” Ecclesiastes 3:10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. 10So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out of the holy place [but did not thereby escape their doom], and they are [praised in spite of their evil and] soon forgotten in the city where they did such things. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? There is a time when a man lords it over others to his own 8:9 Or to their hurt. Be aware! 5Whoever keeps and observes a royal command will experience neither trouble nor misery; For a wise heart will know the [a]proper time and [appropriate] procedure. Even though man may labor in seeking, he will not discover; and [more than that], though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, he will not be able to find it out. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. And who knows the interpretation of a matter? Ecclesiastes 4:7,8 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun… there is. 2I counsel you to keep the command of the king because of the oath before God [by which you swore loyalty to him]. [a] 5 Lit time and judgment. Man Cannot Know God's Ways - Here also is a futility that goes on upon the earth: there are righteous men who fare as though they were wicked, and wicked men who fare as though they were righteous. 10So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out of the holy place [but did not thereby escape their doom], and they are [praised in spite of their evil and] soon forgotten in the city where they did such things. Even though man may labor in seeking, he will not discover; and [more than that], though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, he will not be able to find it out. 11 Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. This too is futility (vanity, emptiness). Even though man may labor in seeking, he will not discover; and [more than that], though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, he will not be able to find it out. 4For the word of a king is authoritative and powerful, And who will say to him, “What are you doing?” 17and I saw all the work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work that is done under the sun. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. Human nature is so tricky that it can deceive even one who is converted into taking the grace of God for granted. This too is futility (vanity, emptiness). This too is futility (vanity, emptiness). 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- 3Do not be in a hurry to get out of his presence. 11Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. 12Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his life [seemingly] is prolonged [in spite of his wickedness], still I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who fear and worship Him openly [realizing His omnipresence and His power]. Even though man may labor in seeking, he will not discover; and [more than that], though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, he will not be able to find it out. 6For there is a [b]proper time and [appropriate] procedure for every delight, Though mankind’s misery and trouble lies heavily upon him [who rebels against the king]. lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. I say that this too is futility (meaningless, vain). Even though man may labor in seeking, he will not discover; and [more than that], though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, he will not be able to find it out.(D). Ecclesiastes 12 Amplified Bible (AMP) Remember God in Your Youth. 8There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind, Nor does he have authority over the day of death; There is no discharge [from service] during time of war, And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. 10So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out of the holy place [but did not thereby escape their doom], and they are [praised in spite of their evil and] soon forgotten in the city where they did such things. In these verses about dealing with those in authority over us, the focus of deference appears to shift to facing a leader with a reputation for unusual discernment and perhaps stern, unbending judgment. Do not join in a malevolent matter, for the king will do whatever he pleases. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. 8 Who is like the wise? 16 When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth—how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night— 17 and I saw all the work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work that is done under the sun. 5Whoever keeps and observes a royal command will experience neither trouble nor misery; For a wise heart will know the [a]proper time and [appropriate] procedure. 7For no one knows what will happen; So who can tell him how and when it will happen? 7For no one knows what will happen; So who can tell him how and when it will happen? 17and I saw all the work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work that is done under the sun. 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- Do not join in a malevolent matter, for the king will do whatever he pleases. Even though man may labor in seeking, he will not discover; and [more than that], though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, he will not be able to find it out. 11Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. 12Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his life [seemingly] is prolonged [in spite of his wickedness], still I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who fear and worship Him openly [realizing His omnipresence and His power]. 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. And who knows the interpretation of a matter? 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- 10So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out of the holy place [but did not thereby escape their doom], and they are [praised in spite of their evil and] soon forgotten in the city where they did such things. Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12:6-8‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Earnestly remember your Creator before the silver cord [of life] is broken, or the golden bowl is crushed, or the pitcher at the fountain is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed; then the dust [out of which God made man’s body] will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. 4For the word of a king is authoritative and powerful, And who will say to him, “What are you doing?” I say that this too is futility (meaningless, vain). 5Whoever keeps and observes a royal command will experience neither trouble nor misery; For a wise heart will know the [a]proper time and [appropriate] procedure. A man’s wisdom illumines his face, And causes his stern face to beam. 9All this I have seen while applying my mind to every deed that is done under the sun. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. Ecclesiastes 8:5-8. Martin Luther was the first one to translate this word (which is difficult to translate) with "preacher". Just because the penalty does not occur immediately does not mean it will not come. 10 Then too, I saw the wicked buried(D)—those who used to come and go from the holy place and receive praise[c] in the city where they did this. Do not join in a malevolent matter, for the king will do whatever he pleases. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. A man’s wisdom illumines his face, And causes his stern face to beam. 9All this I have seen while applying my mind to every deed that is done under the sun. 11Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. 10So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out of the holy place [but did not thereby escape their doom], and they are [praised in spite of their evil and] soon forgotten in the city where they did such things. 10So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out of the holy place [but did not thereby escape their doom], and they are [praised in spite of their evil and] soon forgotten in the city where they did such things. 5Whoever keeps and observes a royal command will experience neither trouble nor misery; For a wise heart will know the [a]proper time and [appropriate] procedure. 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. 13But it will not be well for the evil man, nor will he lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God. (N) Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun. 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- 12Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his life [seemingly] is prolonged [in spite of his wickedness], still I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who fear and worship Him openly [realizing His omnipresence and His power]. 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. Bible > Ecclesiastes > Chapter 8 > Verse 8 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles This too is futility (vanity, emptiness). 7For no one knows what will happen; So who can tell him how and when it will happen? There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. Bible > AMP > Ecclesiastes 8 Ecclesiastes 8 ... 8 There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind, Nor does he have authority over the day of death; There is no discharge [from service] during time of war, And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. 16When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the activities [of mankind] that take place upon the earth--how some men seem to sleep neither day nor night-- 11 When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people’s hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong. 6For there is a [b]proper time and [appropriate] procedure for every delight, Though mankind’s misery and trouble lies heavily upon him [who rebels against the king]. 17and I saw all the work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work that is done under the sun. 12Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his life [seemingly] is prolonged [in spite of his wickedness], still I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who fear and worship Him openly [realizing His omnipresence and His power]. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. All rights reserved worldwide. 8There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind, Nor does he have authority over the day of death; There is no discharge [from service] during time of war, And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. I say that this too is futility (meaningless, vain). (J) This too, I say, is meaningless. 15Then I commended pleasure and enjoyment, because a man [without God] has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, for this will stand by him in his toil through the days of his life which God has given him under the sun. 11Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. 8There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind, Nor does he have authority over the day of death; There is no discharge [from service] during time of war, And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. (B) 13 But it will not be well for the evil man, nor will he lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.(C). 15Then I commended pleasure and enjoyment, because a man [without God] has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, for this will stand by him in his toil through the days of his life which God has given him under the sun. So who can tell him how and when it will happen? 17and I saw all the work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work that is done under the sun. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. Ecclesiastes 5:8… And who knows the interpretation of a matter? [a] 5 Lit time and judgment. 13But it will not be well for the evil man, nor will he lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God. Who knows the explanation of things?A person’s wisdom brightens their face    and changes its hard appearance. Do not join in a malevolent matter, for the king will do whatever he pleases. 5Whoever keeps and observes a royal command will experience neither trouble nor misery; For a wise heart will know the [a]proper time and [appropriate] procedure. 12 Although a wicked person who commits a hundred crimes may live a long time, I know that it will go better(E) with those who fear God,(F) who are reverent before him. This too is futility (vanity, emptiness). [a] 5 Lit time and judgment. For a wise heart will know the [a]proper time and [appropriate] procedure. 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. and who knoweth H3045 the interpretation H6592 of a thing? 15Then I commended pleasure and enjoyment, because a man [without God] has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, for this will stand by him in his toil through the days of his life which God has given him under the sun. 8There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind, Nor does he have authority over the day of death; There is no discharge [from service] during time of war, And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it. 2 I counsel you to keep the king's command, and that in regard to the oath of God [by which you swore to him loyalty]. 6For there is a [b]proper time and [appropriate] procedure for every delight, Though mankind’s misery and trouble lies heavily upon him [who rebels against the king]. I say that this also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)! 11Because the sentence against an evil act is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil. 12Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his life [seemingly] is prolonged [in spite of his wickedness], still I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who fear and worship Him openly [realizing His omnipresence and His power]. 14There is a meaningless and futile thing which is done on the earth: that is, there are righteous men whose gain is as though they were evil, and evil men whose gain is as though they were righteous. 6For there is a [b]proper time and [appropriate] procedure for every delight, Though mankind’s misery and trouble lies heavily upon him [who rebels against the king]. [b] 6 Lit time and judgment. There is a time in which one man has exercised power over others to their detriment. 15Then I commended pleasure and enjoyment, because a man [without God] has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, for this will stand by him in his toil through the days of his life which God has given him under the sun. 2 A wise man’s heart turns him toward the right [which is the way of blessing], but a fool’s heart turns him toward the left [which is the way of condemnation]. [a] 5 Lit time and judgment. 15Then I commended pleasure and enjoyment, because a man [without God] has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, for this will stand by him in his toil through the days of his life which God has given him under the sun. 8 All things are wearisome and all words are frail; Man cannot express it. I say that this too is futility (meaningless, vain). Ecclesiastes 8 Ecclesiastes 8. Ca 90631 sons of men to be exercised in it. 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