KJV ECC8 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekECC7.htm ECC9.htm
8:1 Who [is] as the wise [H2450] [man]? and who knoweth [H3045] the interpretation [H6592] of a thing [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] .(the boldness: Heb. the strength)
8:2 I [counsel thee] to keep [H8104] the king's [H4428] commandment [H6310] , and [that] in regard [H1700] of the oath [H7621] of God [H430] .
8:3 Be not hasty [H926] to go out [H3212] of his sight [H6440] : stand [H5975] not in an evil [H7451] thing [H1697] ; for he doeth [H6213] whatsoever pleaseth [H2654] him.
8:4 Where the word [H1697] of a king [H4428] [is, there is] power [H7983] : and who may say [H559] unto him, What doest [H6213] thou?
8:5 Whoso keepeth [H8104] the commandment [H4687] shall feel [H3045] no evil [H7451] thing [H1697] : and a wise man's [H2450] heart [H3820] discerneth [H3045] both time [H6256] and judgment [H4941] .(shall: Heb. shall know)
8:6 Because to every purpose [H2656] there is [H3426] time [H6256] and judgment [H4941] , therefore the misery [H7451] of man [H120] [is] great [H7227] upon him.
8:7 For he knoweth [H3045] not that which shall be: for who can tell [H5046] him when it shall be?(when: or, how it shall be?)
8:8 [There is] no man [H120] that hath power [H7989] over the spirit [H7307] to retain [H3607] the spirit [H7307] ; neither [hath he] power [H7983] in the day [H3117] of death [H4194] : and [there is] no discharge [H4917] in [that] war [H4421] ; neither shall wickedness [H7562] deliver [H4422] those that are given [H1167] to it.(discharge: or, casting off weapons)
8:9 All this have I seen [H7200] , and applied [H5414] my heart [H3820] unto every work [H4639] that is done [H6213] under the sun [H8121] : [there is] a time [H6256] wherein one man [H120] ruleth [H7980] over another to his own hurt [H7451] .
8:10 And so [H3651] I saw [H7200] the wicked [H7563] buried [H6912] , who had come [H935] and gone [H1980] from the place [H4725] of the holy [H6918] , and they were forgotten [H7911] in the city [H5892] where they had so done [H6213] : this [is] also vanity [H1892] .
8:11 Because sentence [H6599] against an evil [H7451] work [H4639] is not executed [H6213] speedily [H4120] , therefore the heart [H3820] of the sons [H1121] of men [H120] is fully set [H4390] in them to do [H6213] evil [H7451] .
8:12 Though a sinner [H2398] do [H6213] evil [H7451] an hundred times [H3967] , and his [days] be prolonged [H748] , yet surely I know [H3045] that it shall be well [H2896] with them that fear [H3373] God [H430] , which fear [H3372] before [H6440] him:
8:13 But it shall not be well [H2896] with the wicked [H7563] , neither shall he prolong [H748] [his] days [H3117] , [which are] as a shadow [H6738] ; because he feareth [H3373] not before [H6440] God [H430] .
8:14 There is [H3426] a vanity [H1892] which is done [H6213] upon the earth [H776] ; that there be just [H6662] [men], unto whom it happeneth [H5060] according to the work [H4639] of the wicked [H7563] ; again, there be [H3426] wicked [H7563] [men], to whom it happeneth [H5060] according to the work [H4639] of the righteous [H6662] : I said [H559] that this also [H1571] [is] vanity [H1892] .
8:15 Then I commended [H7623] mirth [H8057] , because a man [H120] hath no better thing [H2896] under the sun [H8121] , than to eat [H398] , and to drink [H8354] , and to be merry [H8055] : for that shall abide [H3867] with him of his labour [H5999] the days [H3117] of his life [H2416] , which God [H430] giveth [H5414] him under the sun [H8121] .
8:16 When I applied [H5414] mine heart [H3820] to know [H3045] wisdom [H2451] , and to see [H7200] the business [H6045] that is done [H6213] upon the earth [H776] : (for also [there is that] neither day [H3117] nor night [H3915] seeth [H7200] sleep [H8142] with his eyes [H5869] :)
8:17 Then I beheld [H7200] all the work [H4639] of God [H430] , that a man [H120] cannot [H3201] find out [H4672] the work [H4639] that is done [H6213] under the sun [H8121] : because [H834] though [H7945] a man [H120] labour [H5998] to seek [it] out [H1245] , yet he shall not find [H4672] [it]; yea further; though a wise [H2450] [man] think [H559] to know [H3045] [it], yet shall he not be able [H3201] to find [H4672] [it].