Ecclesiastes 7

  1 H8034 A good name H2896 is better H2896 than precious H8081 ointment; H3117 and the day H4194 of death H3117 than the day H3205 [H8736] of one's birth.
  2 H2896 It is better H3212 [H8800] to go H1004 to the house H60 of mourning, H3212 [H8800] than to go H1004 to the house H4960 of feasting: H834 for H5490 that is the end H120 of all men; H2416 and the living H5414 [H8799] will give H3820 it to his heart.
  3 H3708 Vexation H2896 is better H7814 than laughter: H7455 for by the badness H6440 of the face H3820 the heart H3190 [H8799] is made better.
  4 H3820 The heart H2450 of the wise H1004 is in the house H60 of mourning; H3820 but the heart H3684 of fools H1004 is in the house H8057 of mirth.
  5 H2896 It is better H8085 [H8800] to hear H1606 the rebuke H2450 of the wise, H376 than for a man H8085 [H8802] to hear H7892 the song H3684 of fools.
  6 H6963 For as the crackling H5518 of thorns H5518 under a pot, H7814 so is the laughter H3684 of the fool: H1892 this also is vanity.
  7 H6233 Surely oppression H2450 maketh a wise man H1984 [H8779] mad; H4979 and a gift H6 [H8762] destroyeth H3820 the heart.
  8 H2896 Better H319 is the end H1697 of a thing H7225 than its beginning: H750 and the long H7307 of spirit H2896 is better H1362 than the proud H7307 in spirit.
  9 H926 [H8762] Be not hasty H7307 in thy spirit H3707 [H8800] to be vexed: H3708 for vexation H5117 [H8799] resteth H2436 in the bosom H3684 of fools.
  10 H559 [H8799] Say H7223 not thou, What is the cause that the former H3117 days H2896 were better H7592 [H8804] than these? for thou dost not enquire H2451 wisely concerning this.
  11 H2451 Wisdom H2896 is good H5159 with an inheritance: H3148 and by it there is profit H7200 [H8802] to them that see H8121 the sun.
  12 H2451 For wisdom H6738 is a defence, H3701 and money H6738 is a defence: H3504 but the excellency H1847 of knowledge H2451 is, that wisdom H2421 [H8762] giveth life H1167 to them that have it.
  13 H7200 [H8798] See H4639 the work H430 of God: H3201 [H8799] for who can H8626 [H8763] make that straight, H5791 [H8765] which he hath made crooked?
  14 H3117 In the day H2896 of prosperity H2896 be joyful, H3117 but in the day H7451 of evil H7200 [H8798] see: H430 God H6213 [H8804] also hath appointed H5980 the one as well as H1700 the other, to the end H120 that man H4672 [H8799] should find H3972 nothing H310 after him.
  15 H7200 [H8804] All things have I seen H3117 in the days H1892 of my vanity: H3426 there is H6662 a just H6 [H8802] man that perisheth H6664 in his righteousness, H7563 and there is a wicked H748 [H8688] man that prolongeth H7451 his life in his evil.
  16 H6662 Be not righteous H7235 [H8687] over much; H3148 neither make thyself over H2449 [H8691] wise: H8074 [H8709] why shouldest thou make thyself desolate?
  17 H7235 [H8687] Be not over much H7561 [H8799] wicked, H5530 neither be thou foolish: H4191 [H8799] why shouldest thou die H6256 before thy time?
  18 H2896 It is good H270 [H8799] that thou shouldest take hold H2088 of this; yea, also from this H3240 [H8686] withdraw H3027 not thine hand: H3373 for he that feareth H430 God H3318 [H8799] shall escape from them all.
  19 H2451 Wisdom H5810 [H8799] strengtheneth H2450 the wise H6235 more than ten H7989 mighty H5892 men who are in the city.
  20 H6662 For there is not a just H120 man H776 upon earth, H6213 [H8799] that doeth H2896 good, H2398 [H8799] and sinneth not.
  21 H1571 Also H5414 [H8799] give H408 not H9021 thine H3820 heart H9005 to H3605 all H9009 the H1697 words H834 that H1696 [H8762] are spoken; H834 that H8085 [H8799] thou hear H3808 not H9021 thy H5650 servant H7043 [H8764] curse H9031 thee:
  22 H6471 H7227 For often H3820 also thy own heart H3045 [H8804] knoweth H7043 [H8765] that thou thyself likewise hast cursed H312 others.
  23 H2090 All this H5254 [H8765] have I tested H2451 by wisdom: H559 [H8804] I said, H2449 [H8799] I will be wise; H7350 but it was far from me.
  24 H7350 That which is far off, H6013 and exceedingly deep, H4672 [H8799] who can find it out?
  25 H5437 [H8804] I applied H3820 my heart H3045 [H8800] to know, H8446 [H8800] and to search, H1245 [H8763] and to seek out H2451 wisdom, H2808 and the reason H3045 [H8800] of things, and to know H7562 the wickedness H3689 of folly, H5531 even of foolishness H1947 and madness:
  26 H4672 [H8802] And I find H4751 more bitter H4194 than death H802 the woman, H3820 whose heart H4685 is snares H2764 and nets, H3027 and her hands H612 as bands: H2896 H6440 whoever pleaseth H430 God H4422 [H8735] shall escape H2398 [H8802] from her; but the sinner H3920 [H8735] shall be taken by her.
  27 H7200 [H8798] See, H4672 [H8804] this have I found, H559 [H8804] saith H6953 the preacher, H259 counting one H259 by one, H4672 [H8800] to find out H2808 the account:
  28 H5315 Which yet my breath H1245 [H8765] seeketh, H4672 [H8804] but I find H259 not: one H120 man H505 among a thousand H4672 [H8804] have I found; H802 but a woman H4672 [H8804] among all those have I not found.
  29 H7200 [H8798] See, H905 this only H4672 [H8804] have I found, H430 that God H6213 [H8804] hath made H120 man H3477 upright; H1245 [H8765] but they have sought out H7227 many H2810 devices.