Chapter Summaries of Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 1 28 May 2012 1 comment

1 Everything is meaningless! There is nothing new under the sun. I applied my heart to know wisdom, but much wisdom brings much sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 2 29 May 2012 1 comment

2 I built houses, gathered possessions and sought pleasure. It was meaningless! The wise die like the foolish. I despaired of my toil.

Ecclesiastes 3 30 May 2012 1 comment

3 There is a time for everything: to live, to die, to mourn, to dance. It is the gift of God that man should find pleasure in his work.

Ecclesiastes 4 31 May 2012 3 comments

4 I saw the tears of the oppressed. Two have a good reward for their toil. I saw everyone follow a new king. This too is meaningless!

Ecclesiastes 5 1 Jun 2012 1 comment

5 Do not make rash vows before God. The lover of money never has enough. What is gained by toil? It is good to find enjoyment in life.

Ecclesiastes 6 2 Jun 2012 1 comment

6 Here is an evil: to have wealth and honour but not to enjoy them. What do the wise gain over fools? The more words, the less meaning.

Ecclesiastes 7 3 Jun 2012 2 comments

7 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning. Do not be too righteous, or too wicked. Men have gone in search of many schemes.

Ecclesiastes 8 4 Jun 2012 2 comments

8 Obey the king's command. Though sinners do evil, it will be well for those who fear God. No one can know what goes on under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 9 5 Jun 2012 1 comment

9 The same fate comes to all. A living dog is better than a dead lion. Enjoy the days of your vain life. Wisdom is better than strength.

Ecclesiastes 10 6 Jun 2012 1 comment

10 A little folly spoils wisdom. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it. The lips of a fool consume him. Through laziness the roof leaks.

Ecclesiastes 11 7 Jun 2012 1 comment

11 Whoever watches the clouds will never reap. You do not know what will prosper. Enjoy your youth, but know that God will judge you.

Ecclesiastes 12 8 Jun 2012 2 comments

12 Remember your Creator in your youth, before the days of trouble come. Everything is meaningless! Fear God and keep his commandments.

Chris Juby

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