Kohelet

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+ 238 The words of Koheleth son of David, king in Jerusalem. Kohelet 1:1


+ 261 Vanity of vanities, said Koheleth; vanity of vanities, all is vanity. Kohelet 1:2


+ 256 What profit has man in all his toil that he toils under the sun? Kohelet 1:3


+ 244 A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth endures forever. Kohelet 1:4


+ 250 The sun rises and the sun sets, and to its place it yearns and rises there. Kohelet 1:5


+ 258 It goes to the south and goes around to the north; the will goes around and around, and the will returns to its circuits. Kohelet 1:6


+ 284 All the rivers flow into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place where the rivers flow, there they repeatedly go. Kohelet 1:7


+ 250 All things are wearisome; no one can utter it; the eye shall not be sated from seeing, nor shall the ear be filled from hearing. Kohelet 1:8


+ 276 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Kohelet 1:9


+ 230 There is a thing of which someone will say, "See this, it is new." It has already been for ages which were before us. Kohelet 1:10


+ 243 But there is no remembrance of former generations, neither will the later ones that will be have any remembrance among those that will be afterwards. Kohelet 1:11


+ 268 I am Koheleth; I was king over Israel in Jerusalem. Kohelet 1:12


+ 302 And I applied my heart to inquire and to search with wisdom all that was done under the heaven. It is a sore task that God has given to the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. Kohelet 1:13


+ 295 I saw all the deeds that were done under the sun, and behold, everything is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 1:14


+ 260 What is crooked will not be able to be straightened, and what is missing will not be able to be counted. Kohelet 1:15


+ 275 I spoke to myself, saying, "I acquired and increased great wisdom, more than all who were before me over Jerusalem"; and my heart saw much wisdom and knowledge. Kohelet 1:16


+ 221 And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I know that this too is a frustration. Kohelet 1:17


+ 235 For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge, increases pain. Kohelet 1:18


+ 245 I said to myself, "Come now, I will mix wine with joy and experience pleasure"; and behold, this too was vanity. Kohelet 2:1


+ 291 Of laughter, I said, "It is mingled"; and concerning joy, "What does this accomplish?". Kohelet 2:2


+ 336 I searched in my heart to indulge my body with wine, and my heart conducting itself with wisdom and holding onto folly, until I would see which is better for the children of men that they should do under the heavens, the number of the days of their lives. Kohelet 2:3


+ 285 I made myself great works; I built myself houses, and I planted myself vineyards. Kohelet 2:4


+ 278 I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted in them all sorts of fruit trees. Kohelet 2:5


+ 259 I made myself pools of water, to water from them a forest sprouting with trees. Kohelet 2:6


+ 248 I acquired male and female slaves, and I had household members; also I had possession of cattle and flocks, more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. Kohelet 2:7


+ 271 I accumulated for myself also silver and gold, and the treasures of the kings and the provinces; I acquired for myself various types of musical instruments, the delight of the sons of men, wagons and coaches. Kohelet 2:8


+ 254 So I became great, and I increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem; also my wisdom remained with me. Kohelet 2:9


+ 268 And of all that my eyes desired I did not deprive them; I did not deprive my heart of any joy, but my heart rejoiced with all my toil, and this was my portion from all my toil. Kohelet 2:10


+ 287 Then I turned to look at all my deeds that my hands had wrought and upon the toil that I had toiled to do, and behold everything is vanity and frustration, and there is no profit under the sun. Kohelet 2:11


+ 336 And I turned to see wisdom and madness and folly, for what is the man who will come after the king, concerning that which they have already done? Kohelet 2:12


+ 226 And I saw that wisdom has an advantage over folly, as the advantage of light over darkness. Kohelet 2:13


+ 236 The wise man has eyes in its beginning, but the fool goes in the darkness, and I too know that one event happens to them all. Kohelet 2:14


+ 282 And I said to myself, "As it happens to the fool, so will it happen to me too, so why then did I become wiser?" And I said to myself that this too is vanity. Kohelet 2:15


+ 265 For there is no remembrance of the wise man even as of the fool forever, seeing that in the coming days, all is forgotten. And how shall the wise die with the fool? Kohelet 2:16


+ 261 So I hated the living, for the deed that was done under the sun grieved me, for everything is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 2:17


+ 270 And I hated all my toil that I toil under the sun, that I should leave it to the man who will be after me. Kohelet 2:18


+ 266 And who knows whether he will be wise or foolish. And he will rule over all my toil that I have toiled and that I have gained wisdom under the sun; this too is vanity. Kohelet 2:19


+ 276 And I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the toil that I toiled under the sun. Kohelet 2:20


+ 279 For there is a man whose toil is with wisdom and with knowledge and with honesty and to a man who did not toil for it he will give it as his portion; this too is vanity and a great evil. Kohelet 2:21


+ 251 For what has a man out of all his toil and the breaking of his heart that he toils under the sun? Kohelet 2:22


+ 284 For all his days are pains and his occupation is vexation; even at night his heart does not rest; this too is vanity. Kohelet 2:23


+ 273 Is it not good for a man that he eat and drink and show himself enjoyment in his toil? This too have I seen that it is from the hand of God. Kohelet 2:24


+ 234 For who will eat and who will hasten to swallow it except me? Kohelet 2:25


+ 256 For to a man who is good in His sight, He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner He has given an occupation to gather and to accumulate, to give to him who is good in God's sight; this too is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 2:26


+ 257 Everything has an appointed season, and there is a time for every matter under the heaven. Kohelet 3:1


+ 348 A time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot that which is planted. Kohelet 3:2


+ 240 A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break and a time to build. Kohelet 3:3


+ 229 A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time of wailing and a time of dancing. Kohelet 3:4


+ 221 A time to cast stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. Kohelet 3:5


+ 232 A time to seek and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to cast away. Kohelet 3:6


+ 274 A time to rend and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak. Kohelet 3:7


+ 206 A time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace. Kohelet 3:8


+ 237 What profit has the one who works in that which he toils? Kohelet 3:9


+ 207 I have seen the occupation that God gave to the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. Kohelet 3:10


+ 242 He has made everything beautiful in its time; also the wisdom of the world He put into their hearts, save that man should not find the deed which God did, from beginning to end. Kohelet 3:11


+ 248 I knew that there is nothing better for them but to rejoice and to do good during his lifetime. Kohelet 3:12


+ 264 And also, every man who eats and drinks and enjoys what is good in all his toil, it is a gift of God. Kohelet 3:13


+ 255 I knew that everything that God made, that will be forever; we cannot add to it, nor can we subtract from it; and God made it so that they fear Him. Kohelet 3:14


+ 240 That which was is already done, and that which is destined to be, already was, and God seeks the pursued. Kohelet 3:15


+ 255 And moreover, I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, there is wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, there is wickedness. Kohelet 3:16


+ 223 I said to myself, "God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every deed there." Kohelet 3:17


+ 291 I said to myself, that this is because of the children of men, so that God should clarify for them, so that they may see that they are like beasts to themselves. Kohelet 3:18


+ 257 For there is a happening for the children of men, and there is a happening for the beasts-and they have one happening-like the death of this one is the death of that one, and all have one spirit, and the superiority of man over beast is nought, for all is vanity. Kohelet 3:19


+ 242 All go to one place; all came from the dust, and all return to the dust. Kohelet 3:20


+ 236 Who knows that the spirit of the children of men is that which ascends on high and the spirit of the beast is that which descends below to the earth? Kohelet 3:21


+ 263 And I saw that there is nothing better than that man rejoice in his deeds, for that is his portion, for who will bring him to see what will be after him? Kohelet 3:22


+ 269 But I returned and saw all the oppressed who are made so under the sun, and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they have no consoler, and from the hand of their oppressors there is power, but they have no consoler. Kohelet 4:1


+ 263 And I praise the dead who have already died, more than the living who are still alive. Kohelet 4:2


+ 260 And better than both of them is he who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. Kohelet 4:3


+ 261 And I saw all the toil and all the excellence of work, which is a man's envy of his friend; this too is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 4:4


+ 250 The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh. Kohelet 4:5


+ 238 Better is a handful of ease than two handfuls of toil and frustration. Kohelet 4:6


+ 246 And I returned and saw vanity under the sun. Kohelet 4:7


+ 263 There is one, and there is no second; yea, he has neither son nor brother, and there is no end to all his toil; neither is his eye sated from wealth. Now for whom do I toil and deprive my soul of pleasure? This too is vanity and an unhappy affair. Kohelet 4:8


+ 247 Two are better than one, since they have good reward for their toil. Kohelet 4:9


+ 261 For if they fall, one will lift up his friend, but woe to the one who falls and has no second one to lift him up. Kohelet 4:10


+ 234 Moreover, if two lie down, they will have warmth, but how will one have warmth? Kohelet 4:11


+ 270 And if a man prevails against the one, the two will stand against him, and a three- stranded cord will not quickly be broken. Kohelet 4:12


+ 289 Better a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king, who no longer knows to receive admonition. Kohelet 4:13


+ 224 For out of the prison he has come to reign, for even in his kingdom, he becomes humble. Kohelet 4:14


+ 243 I saw all the living who walk under the sun, with the second child who will rise in his stead. Kohelet 4:15


+ 244 There is no end to all the people, to all that were before them; also the last ones will not rejoice with him, for this too is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 4:16


+ 294 Watch your feet when you go to the House of God, and be ready to obey rather than fools should give sacrifice, for they know not that they do evil. Kohelet 4:17


+ 266 Be not rash with your mouth, and let your heart not be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven, and you are on the earth; therefore, let your words be few. Kohelet 5:1


+ 237 For a dream comes with much concern, and the voice of the fool with many words. Kohelet 5:2


+ 231 When you pronounce a vow to God, do not delay to pay, for He has no pleasure in fools; that which you vow, pay. Kohelet 5:3


+ 243 It is better that you vow not, than that you vow and do not pay it. Kohelet 5:4


+ 263 Do not allow your mouth to cause sin to your flesh, and say not before the messenger that it is an error; why should God be wroth with your voice and destroy the work of your hands? Kohelet 5:5


+ 266 For despite many dreams and vanities and many words, only fear God. Kohelet 5:6


+ 264 If you see oppression of the poor and deprivation of justice and righteousness in the province, wonder not about the matter, for the Highest over the high waits, and there are higher ones over them. Kohelet 5:7


+ 248 And the loftiness of the earth is in everything; even the King is subservient to the field. Kohelet 5:8


+ 259 Whoever loves silver will not be sated with silver, and he who loves a multitude without increase-this too is vanity. Kohelet 5:9


+ 254 With the increase of good, its eaters increase, and what is the advantage to its Master, except seeing with His eyes? Kohelet 5:10


+ 231 The sleep of the laborer is sweet, whether he eat little or much, but the satiety of the rich does not allow him to sleep. Kohelet 5:11


+ 246 There is a grievous evil that I saw under the sun; riches kept by their owner for his harm. Kohelet 5:12


+ 256 And those riches are lost through an evil design, and he will beget a son who will have nothing in his hand. Kohelet 5:13


+ 288 As he left his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and he will carry nothing with his toil, that he will take in his hand. Kohelet 5:14


+ 253 And this too is a grievous evil, that just as it came so shall it go, and what advantage does he have that he toil for the wind? Kohelet 5:15


+ 236 Also all his days he eats in the dark, and he has much vexation and sickness and wrath. Kohelet 5:16


+ 267 Behold what I saw; it is good, yea, it is beautiful, to eat and drink and to experience goodness with all his toil that he toils under the sun, the number of the days of his life that God gave him, for that is his portion. Kohelet 5:17


+ 294 Also every man whom God has given riches and property and has given him power to eat thereof and to take his portion and to rejoice with his toil; that is a gift of God. Kohelet 5:18


+ 257 For let him remember that the days of his life are not many, for God is testimony of the joy of his heart. Kohelet 5:19


+ 288 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it is prevalent among men. Kohelet 6:1


+ 268 A man whom God gives riches and property and honor, and his soul lacks nothing of all he desires, and God gives him no power to eat of it, but a strange man eats it; this is vanity and a grievous sickness. Kohelet 6:2


+ 282 Should a man beget one hundred children and live many years, and he will have much throughout the days of his years, but his soul will not be sated from all the good, neither did he have burial. I said that the stillborn is better than he. Kohelet 6:3


+ 266 For he comes in vanity and goes in darkness, and in darkness his name is covered. Kohelet 6:4


+ 232 Moreover, he did not see the sun nor did he know it; this one has more gratification than that one. Kohelet 6:5


+ 249 And if he had lived a thousand years twice and experienced no pleasure, do not all go to one place? Kohelet 6:6


+ 250 All of a person's toil is for his mouth, and is the appetite not yet sated? Kohelet 6:7


+ 250 For what is the advantage of the wise over the fool? What less has the poor man who knows how to go along with the living? Kohelet 6:8


+ 230 Better is what he sees with his eyes than that which goes to sate his appetite; this too is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 6:9


+ 273 What was, its name was already called, and it is known that he is a man, and he will not be able to strive with him who is stronger than he. Kohelet 6:10


+ 231 For there are many things that increase vanity; what will remain for a man? Kohelet 6:11


+ 241 For who knows what is good for man in his lifetime, the number of the days of his life of vanity, that he do them like a shadow, for who will tell man what will be after him under the sun? Kohelet 6:12


+ 258 A good name is better than good oil, and the day of death than the day of one's birth. Kohelet 7:1


+ 261 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for that is the end of every man, and the living shall lay it to his heart. Kohelet 7:2


+ 263 Vexation is better than laughter, for with a stern countenance the heart will rejoice. Kohelet 7:3


+ 265 The heart of the wise is in a house of mourning, whereas the heart of the fools is in a house of joy. Kohelet 7:4


+ 223 It is better to hear the rebuke of a wise man than for a man to hear the song of the fools. Kohelet 7:5


+ 278 For as the sound of the thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool, and this too is vanity. Kohelet 7:6


+ 327 For the taunt makes the wise foolish, and it destroys the understanding, which is a gift. Kohelet 7:7


+ 215 The end of a thing is better than its beginning; better the patient in spirit than the haughty in spirit. Kohelet 7:8


+ 256 Be not hasty with your spirit to become wroth, for wrath lies in the bosom of fools. Kohelet 7:9


+ 226 Do not say, "How was it that the former days were better than these?" For not out of wisdom have you asked concerning this. Kohelet 7:10


+ 278 Wisdom is good with a heritage, and it is a profit to those who see the sun. Kohelet 7:11


+ 257 For whoever is in the shade of wisdom is in the shade of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to its possessor. Kohelet 7:12


+ 234 See God's work, for who can straighten out what He made crooked? Kohelet 7:13


+ 273 On a day of good, be among the good, and on a day of adversity, ponder; God has made one corresponding to the other, to the end that man will find nothing after Him. Kohelet 7:14


+ 250 I have seen everything in the days of my vanity; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in his wickedness. Kohelet 7:15


+ 256 Be not overly righteous, and be not overly wise; why should you bring desolation upon yourself? Kohelet 7:16


+ 239 Be not overly wicked, and be not a fool; why should you die before your time? Kohelet 7:17


+ 257 It is good that you should take hold of this, and also from this you shall not withdraw your hand, for he who fears God will discharge himself of them all. Kohelet 7:18


+ 301 Wisdom affords strength to the wise more than ten rulers who were in the city. Kohelet 7:19


+ 229 For there is no righteous man on earth who does good and sins not. Kohelet 7:20


+ 299 For your heart knows that many times you too cursed others. Kohelet 7:22


+ 240 All this I tested with wisdom; I said, "I will become wise," but it was far from me. Kohelet 7:23


+ 217 What was is far off, and it is very deep, who can find it? Kohelet 7:24


+ 280 I turned about with my heart to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness and madness. Kohelet 7:25


+ 275 And I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, her hands are bonds; whoever is good in God's sight will escape from her, and a sinner will be taken by her. Kohelet 7:26


+ 249 See, this I have found, said Koheleth, adding one to another to find out the account. Kohelet 7:27


+ 230 Which my soul sought yet, but I did not find; one man out of a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I did not find. Kohelet 7:28


+ 237 See, only this one have I found, for God made man straight, but they sought many intrigues. Kohelet 7:29


+ 271 Who is like the wise man, and who knows the meaning of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the boldness of his face is changed. Kohelet 8:1


+ 317 I am prepared to observe the commandment of the King, and concerning the oath of God. Kohelet 8:2


+ 278 Hasten not to go away from before Him; stay not in an evil thing; for all that He wishes, He will do. Kohelet 8:3


+ 260 Inasmuch as the King's word is the rule, and who will say to Him, What are You doing? Kohelet 8:4


+ 244 Whoever keeps the commandment shall know no evil thing, and the heart of a wise man knows time and justice. Kohelet 8:5


+ 239 For every desire has a time and judgment, when the evil of man is great upon him. Kohelet 8:6


+ 237 For he knows not what will be, for how it will be, who will tell him? Kohelet 8:7


+ 242 No man controls the will of God's messenger to retain the spirit, and there is no ruling on the day of death; neither is there discharge in war, nor will wickedness save the one who practices it. Kohelet 8:8


+ 261 I saw all this, and I applied my heart to all the work that is done under the sun, a time that a man ruled over another man for his own harm. Kohelet 8:9


+ 264 And so I saw the wicked buried, and they came, and from the place of the Holy One they go away, and they will be forgotten in the city that they did so; this too is vanity. Kohelet 8:10


+ 268 Because the sentence of the deed of evil is not executed swiftly; therefore, the heart of the children of men is encouraged to do evil. Kohelet 8:11


+ 256 For a sinner does evil a hundred years, and He grants him an extension; but I know too that it will be good for those who fear God because they fear Him. Kohelet 8:12


+ 348 But it will not be well with the wicked, and he will not prolong his days, like a shadow, because he does not fear God. Kohelet 8:13


+ 258 There is vanity that is done on the earth, that there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deed of the wicked, and there are wicked men to whom it happens according to the deed of the righteous; I said that this too is vanity. Kohelet 8:14


+ 269 And I praised joy, for there is nothing better for man under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, and that will accompany him in his toil the days of his life that God gave him under the sun. Kohelet 8:15


+ 256 When I applied my heart to know wisdom and to see the conduct that is done upon the earth, for neither by day nor by night does he see sleep with his eyes. Kohelet 8:16


+ 270 And I saw all the deed of God, for a person will not be able to fathom the deed that is done under the sun, because though a man toils to seek, he will not fathom it, and even if the wise man claims to know it, he will be unable to fathom it. Kohelet 8:17


+ 275 For all this I laid to my heart and to clarify all this, that the righteous and the wise and their works are in God's hand; even love, even hate, man does not know; everything is before them. Kohelet 9:1


+ 268 Everything comes to them as it comes to all; there is one occurrence for the righteous and for the wicked, for the good, and for the pure, and for the unclean, and for he who sacrifices, and for he who does not sacrifice; like the good, so is the sinner; he who swears is like him who fears an oath. Kohelet 9:2


+ 258 This is the most evil in all that is done under the sun, that all have one occurrence, and also the heart of the children of men is full of evil, and there is madness in their heart in their lifetime, and after that they go to the dead. Kohelet 9:3


+ 268 For whoever is joined to all the living has hope, for concerning a live dog it is said that he is better than a dead lion. Kohelet 9:4


+ 224 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for their remembrance is forgotten. Kohelet 9:5


+ 281 Also their love, as well as their hate, as well as their provocation has already been lost, and they have no more share forever in all that is done under the sun. Kohelet 9:6


+ 258 Go, eat your bread joyfully and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already accepted your deeds. Kohelet 9:7


+ 273 At all times, let your garments be white, and let oil not be wanting on your head. Kohelet 9:8


+ 286 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of the life of your vanity, whom He has given you under the sun, all the days of your vanity, for that is your portion in life and in your toil that you toil under the sun. Kohelet 9:9


+ 283 Whatever your hand attains to do as long as you are with your strength, do; for there is neither deed nor reckoning, neither knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, where you are going. Kohelet 9:10


+ 278 I returned and saw under the sun, that the race does not belong to the swift, nor the war to the mighty; neither do the wise have bread, nor do the understanding have riches, nor the knowledgeable, favor; for time and fate will overtake them all. Kohelet 9:11


+ 273 For a person does not even know his time, like the fish that are caught with an inferior trap and like the birds that are caught in the snare; like them, the children of men are trapped at a time of evil, when it falls upon them suddenly. Kohelet 9:12


+ 247 This also have I seen as wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. Kohelet 9:13


+ 274 There was a small city, with few people in it, and a great king came upon it and surrounded it and built over it great bulwarks. Kohelet 9:14


+ 254 And there was found therein a poor wise man, and he extricated the city through his wisdom, but no man remembered that poor man. Kohelet 9:15


+ 234 And I said, Wisdom is better than might, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heard. Kohelet 9:16


+ 273 The words of the wise are heard when spoken softly, more than the shout of a ruler of fools. Kohelet 9:17


+ 243 Wisdom is better than weapons, and one sinner destroys much good. Kohelet 9:18


+ 273 Dying flies make putrid and foamy the oil of a perfumer; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor. Kohelet 10:1


+ 244 The heart of the wise man is at his right, whereas the heart of the fool is at his left. Kohelet 10:2


+ 232 Also on the road, when a fool walks, his understanding is lacking, and he says to all that he is a fool. Kohelet 10:3


+ 240 If the spirit of the Ruler ascends upon you, do not leave your place, for a cure assuages great sins. Kohelet 10:4


+ 215 There is an evil that I saw under the sun, like an error that goes forth from before the ruler. Kohelet 10:5


+ 229 Folly was set at great heights, and the rich sit in a low place. Kohelet 10:6


+ 213 I saw slaves on horses and princes walking like slaves on the ground. Kohelet 10:7


+ 248 One who digs a pit shall fall therein, and one who breaks a fence-a snake shall bite him. Kohelet 10:8


+ 271 One who quarries stones shall be wearied by them; one who hews wood shall be warmed by it. Kohelet 10:9


+ 339 If the iron is dull, and he did not sharpen the edge, it still strengthens the armies, but wisdom has a greater advantage. Kohelet 10:10


+ 265 If the snake bites, it is because it was not charmed, and there is no advantage to one who has a tongue. Kohelet 10:11


+ 240 The words of a wise man's mouth find favor, but a fool's lips will destroy him. Kohelet 10:12


+ 220 The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly, and the end of his speech is grievous madness. Kohelet 10:13


+ 270 And the fool increases words; a man does not know what will be, and what will be behind him, who will tell him? Kohelet 10:14


+ 219 The toil of the fools wearies him, for he does not know to go to the city. Kohelet 10:15


+ 216 Woe to you, O land whose king is a lad, and your princes eat in the morning. Kohelet 10:16


+ 244 Fortunate are you, O land, whose king is the son of nobles, and your princes eat at the proper time, in might and not in drinking. Kohelet 10:17


+ 297 Through laziness the rafter sinks, and with idleness of the hands the house leaks. Kohelet 10:18


+ 249 On joyous occasions, a feast is made, and wine gladdens the living, and money answers everything. Kohelet 10:19


+ 291 Even in your thought, you shall not curse a king, nor in your bedrooms shall you curse a wealthy man, for the bird of the heaven shall carry the voice, and the winged creature will tell the matter. Kohelet 10:20


+ 253 Send forth your bread upon the surface of the water, for after many days you will find it. Kohelet 11:1


+ 246 Give a portion to seven and even to eight, for you do not know what evil will be on the earth. Kohelet 11:2


+ 249 If the clouds be full of rain, they will empty it upon the earth, and if a tree rests in the south or in the north, the place where the tree rests, there it will be. Kohelet 11:3


+ 273 He who waits for the wind will not sow, and he who looks at the clouds will not reap. Kohelet 11:4


+ 224 As you do not know what is the way of the wind, just as things enclosed in the full womb; so will you not know God's work, Who does everything. Kohelet 11:5


+ 252 In the morning, sow your seed, and in the evening, do not withhold your hand, for you know not which will succeed, this one or that one, or whether both of them will be equally good. Kohelet 11:6


+ 250 And the light is sweet, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun. Kohelet 11:7


+ 274 For if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many; all that befalls him is vanity. Kohelet 11:8


+ 265 Rejoice, O youth, in your childhood, and let your heart bring you cheer in the days of your youth, and go in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes, but know that for all these God will bring you to judgment. Kohelet 11:9


+ 288 And remove anger from your heart, and take evil away from your flesh, for childhood and youth are vanity. Kohelet 11:10


+ 265 And remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of evil come, and years arrive, about which you will say, "I have no desire in them." Kohelet 12:1


+ 243 Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars darken, and the clouds return after the rain. Kohelet 12:2


+ 292 On the day that the keepers of the house tremble, and the mighty men are seized by cramps, and the grinders cease since they have become few, and those who look out of the windows become darkened. Kohelet 12:3


+ 260 And the doors shall be shut in the street when the sound of the mill is low, and one shall rise at the voice of a bird, and all the songstresses shall be brought low. Kohelet 12:4


+ 276 Also from the high places they will fear, and terrors on the road, and the almond tree will blossom, and the grasshopper will drag itself along, and sexual desire will fail, for man goes to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about in the street. Kohelet 12:5


+ 293 Before the silver cord snaps, and the golden fountain is shattered, and the pitcher breaks at the fountain, and the wheel falls shattered into the pit. Kohelet 12:6


+ 248 And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God, Who gave it. Kohelet 12:7


+ 239 "Vanity of vanities," said Koheleth; "all is vanity." Kohelet 12:8


+ 232 And more than this, Koheleth was wise, he also taught knowledge to the people; he listened and sought out, he established many proverbs. Kohelet 12:9


+ 235 Koheleth sought to find words of delight and properly recorded words of truth. Kohelet 12:10


+ 274 The words of the wise are like goads, and like well-fastened nails with large heads, given from one shepherd. Kohelet 12:11


+ 250 And more than they, my son, beware; making many books has no end, and studying much is a weariness of the flesh. Kohelet 12:12


+ 270 The end of the matter, everything having been heard, fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the entire man. Kohelet 12:13


+ 253 For every deed God will bring to judgment-for every hidden thing, whether good or bad. Kohelet 12:14