6  mFor as the crackling of nthorns under a pot. 9:10). Read verse in English Standard Version 16 This also is a grievous evil: just as he came, so shall he go, and what egain is there to him who ftoils for the wind? ESV Study Bible--genuine cowhide leather, deep brown, ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Customizable Cover), ESV Student Study Bible, TruTone, Sky Blue with Ivy Design, The Jesus Bible, ESV Edition--soft leather-look, multi-color/teal, ESV Super Giant Print Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Burgundy). (Pr 22:1; Ec 4:2; So 1:3). 4  The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning. 15 dAs he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand. 12 For man wdoes not know his time. Let not moil be lacking on your head. 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. 28 which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. 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. Death Comes to All. than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will j lay it to heart. Listen to the Bible. Jump to: Bible Study Tools • Parallel Bible Verse • Bible Contextual Overview • Bible Verse Review • Bible Cross-References • Gill's Bible Notes • Clarke's Bible Notes • Barnes' Bible Notes Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart. This also is vanity.6 ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Ecclesiastes 6 Ecclesiastes 7:2 Ecclesiastes 8 Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. To draw near to listen is better than to poffer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. It works … 3Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. We rejoice when someone is born, and mourn when they die. 21 Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear kyour servant cursing you. Ecclesiastes 7 - A good name is better than fine perfume, ... Ecc 7:2 - It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; ... ESV English Standard Version. 12 Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep. Birth brings a … 1 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. 8 lLet your garments be always white. Some commentators have treated this as a kind of cynicism—a kind of despair, or futility, or giving up. He who pleases God escapes her, but tthe sinner is taken by her. 3 Be not hasty to cgo from his presence. 8:12, 13 prolongs his life in his evildoing. Pleasures Are Meaningless. Ecclesiastes 7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. 8 No man has power to hretain the spirit, ior power over the day of death. Yet no one remembered that poor man. 1 The words of a the Preacher, 1 the son of David, b king in Jerusalem. Ecc 7:1 ¶ A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. Therefore qlet your words be few. kfor by sadness of face the heart is made glad. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. 5 Whoever keeps a command will know no evil thing, and the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way.3 Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 14 and those riches were lost in a bad venture. American King James Version × we’re told that a funeral is “the end of all men [kol-ha-adam].” 7 Go, keat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. mI said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me. eWhy should you die before your time? It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart. I don’t think that’s the point at all. They used to go in and out of lthe holy place and were mpraised5 in the city where they had done such things. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, pdo it with your might,3 qfor there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. 6 nThere is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: 15 In my avain3 life I have seen everything. 4 For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. 2 It is better to go to a house of mourning. Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart. Why should you destroy yourself? 24 That which has been is far off, and ndeep, very deep; owho can find it out? 10 Whatever has come to be has calready been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to ddispute with one stronger than he. 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. There is # See ch. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who gswears is as he who shuns an oath. Ecclesiastes 7:2 in all English translations. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 NASB New American Standard Bible. 7 For he fdoes not know what is to be, for gwho can tell him how it will be? 6 Let not your mouth lead you2 into sin, and do not say before wthe messenger3 that it was xa mistake. 12  For the protection of wisdom is like uthe protection of money. sfor anger lodges in the heart2 of fools. ... Ecc 7:2. Wisdom - A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. The Hebrew word translated here and throughout Ecclesiastes is qoheleth, a word also meaning “collector” or “convener.”Some other Bible versions translate it as “Teacher.” Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands? Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and hmadness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. Contextual Overview 1 A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. 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. 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. at which he toils under the sun? 11 When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? 27 Behold, this is what I found, says uthe Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things— 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. 4 For the word of the king is supreme, and dwho may say to him, “What are you doing?” 5  It is lbetter for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise. 19 iWisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 6 Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, yet enjoy2 no good—do not all go to the one place? 8 For what advantage has the wise man zover the fool? 2It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart. 12:3] make yourself too wise. Ecclesiastes 7:2; Ecclesiastes 7:4. 2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. Ecclesiastes All Is Vanity. And what does the poor man have who knows how to conduct himself before the living? 19 Everyone also to whom jGod has given kwealth and possessions land power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is mthe gift of God. 7  Surely ooppression drives the wise into madness. Cancel any time. 8  Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. Details: This introductory course is designed to provide key insights into the book of Ecclesiastes by pulling together a number of key resources: overview videos from The Bible Project, helpful contextual information from The ESV Study Bible, commentary recommendations from The Gospel Coalition, a single sermon that sums up the book from beginning to end by Mark Dever, and much more. There is ba righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who cprolongs his life in his evildoing. Fear God. Ecclesiastes 7:2 ESV It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. Ecclesiastes 7:2 It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart. 2 Now q the Jews' Feast of r Booths was at hand. Red Letter. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth” (Eccl. Why? ( A) is the destiny. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. If you do these things, t show yourself to the world." Ecclesiastes 7 :: English Standard Version (ESV) Strong's. 2It is better to go to the house of mourning. 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. To draw near to listen is better than to p offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. 6 Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun. And in Ecclesiastes 7:2 Ecclesiastes 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. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. 6:12; 9:9 vain # 7:15 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath” (see note on 1:2) life I have seen everything. English Standard Version (ESV). And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly —my mind still guiding me with wisdom. 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, 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 1 Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. In Ecclesiastes 7, the book’s form changes, taking on the more typical structure of Wisdom Literature: a string of proverbs.But these proverbs do not, by and large, adopt the stance of the person who holds that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (cf. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning    than to go to the house of feasting,for this is the end of all mankind,    and the living will (A)lay it to heart. vOne man among a thousand I found, but wa woman among all these I have not found. 2 c Vanity 2 of vanities, says a the Preacher, c vanity of vanities! Few people would claim a funeral is better than a party, yet Solomon claims this is the case. 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. Ecclesiastes 7:2 View Full Chapter. Even though a wise man claims to know, bhe cannot find it out. 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. xwho can make straight what he has made crooked? 10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will j lay it to heart.. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, k for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of … 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. 20 For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart. 26 And I find something more qbitter than death: rthe woman whose heart is ssnares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases. 5 u For not even v his brothers believed in him. Answer: Ecclesiastes 1:1 begins the book this way: “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem” (ESV). The context of Ecclesiastes 7:3 provides further insight: “It is better to go to a house of mourning / than to go to a house of feasting, / for death is the destiny of everyone; / the living should take this to heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:2). 17 then I saw all the work of God, that aman cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. and the advantage of knowledge is that vwisdom preserves the life of him who has it. 2  It is better to go to the house of mourning. Ecclesiastes 7:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. 23 All this I have tested by wisdom. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. 22 Your heart knows that lmany times you yourself have cursed others. but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 7 yAll the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied.3 and qthe patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Update. Tools. Ecclesiastes 7:2 English Standard Version (ESV) 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil. I said that this also is vanity. 7 For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity;4 but5 yGod is the one you must fear. Ecclesiastes 2:1 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath”; also verses 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26 (see note on 1:2) Ecclesiastes 2:8 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain 15 In my # ch. 7:2-4 ESV). 18 Behold, what I have seen to be hgood and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment7 in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his ilot. 10  Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?”. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Ecc 7:2 - It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. 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