KJV ECC9 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekECC8.htm ECC10.htm
9:1 For all this I considered [H5414] in my heart [H3820] even to declare [H952] all this, that the righteous [H6662] , and the wise [H2450] , and their works [H5652] , [are] in the hand [H3027] of God [H430] : no man [H120] knoweth [H3045] either [H1571] love [H160] or hatred [H8135] [by] all [that is] before [H6440] them.(I considered: Heb. I gave, or, set to my heart)
9:2 All [things come] alike to all: [there is] one [H259] event [H4745] to the righteous [H6662] , and to the wicked [H7563] ; to the good [H2896] and to the clean [H2889] , and to the unclean [H2931] ; to him that sacrificeth [H2076] , and to him that [H834] sacrificeth [H2076] not: as [is] the good [H2896] , so [is] the sinner [H2398] ; [and] he that sweareth [H7650] , as [he] that feareth [H3373] an oath [H7621] .
9:3 This [is] an evil [H7451] among all [things] that are done [H6213] under the sun [H8121] , that [there is] one [H259] event [H4745] unto all: yea, also the heart [H3820] of the sons [H1121] of men [H120] is full [H4390] of evil [H7451] , and madness [H1947] [is] in their heart [H3824] while they live [H2416] , and after [H310] that [they go] to the dead [H4191] .
9:4 For [H4310] to him that is [H3426] joined [H2266] [H977] to all the living [H2416] there is hope [H986] : for a living [H2416] dog [H3611] is better [H2896] than a dead [H4191] lion [H738] .
9:5 For the living [H2416] know [H3045] that they shall die [H4191] : but the dead [H4191] know [H3045] not any thing [H3972] , neither have they any more a reward [H7939] ; for the memory [H2143] of them is forgotten [H7911] .
9:6 Also their love [H160] , and their hatred [H8135] , and their envy [H7068] , is now [H3528] perished [H6] ; neither have they any more a portion [H2506] for ever [H5769] in any [thing] that is done [H6213] under the sun [H8121] .
9:7 Go thy way [H3212] , eat [H398] thy bread [H3899] with joy [H8057] , and drink [H8354] thy wine [H3196] with a merry [H2896] heart [H3820] ; for God [H430] now [H3528] accepteth [H7521] thy works [H4639] .
9:8 Let thy garments [H899] be always [H6256] white [H3836] ; and let thy head [H7218] lack [H2637] no ointment [H8081] .
9:9 Live [H2416] joyfully [H7200] with the wife [H802] whom thou lovest [H157] all the days [H3117] of the life [H2416] of thy vanity [H1892] , which he hath given [H5414] thee under the sun [H8121] , all the days [H3117] of thy vanity [H1892] : for that [is] thy portion [H2506] in [this] life [H2416] , and in thy labour [H5999] which thou takest [H6001] under the sun [H8121] .(Live: Heb. See, or, Enjoy life)
9:10 Whatsoever thy hand [H3027] findeth [H4672] to do [H6213] , do [H6213] [it] with thy might [H3581] ; for [there is] no work [H4639] , nor device [H2808] , nor knowledge [H1847] , nor wisdom [H2451] , in the grave [H7585] , whither thou goest [H1980] .
9:11 I returned [H7725] , and saw [H7200] under the sun [H8121] , that the race [H4793] [is] not to the swift [H7031] , nor the battle [H4421] to the strong [H1368] , neither yet bread [H3899] to the wise [H2450] , nor yet riches [H6239] to men of understanding [H995] , nor yet favour [H2580] to men of skill [H3045] ; but time [H6256] and chance [H6294] happeneth [H7136] to them all.
9:12 For man [H120] also knoweth [H3045] not his time [H6256] : as the fishes [H1709] that are taken [H270] in an evil [H7451] net [H4685] , and as the birds [H6833] that are caught [H270] in the snare [H6341] ; so [H1992] [are] the sons [H1121] of men [H120] snared [H3369] in an evil [H7451] time [H6256] , when it falleth [H5307] suddenly [H6597] upon them.
9:13 This [H2090] wisdom [H2451] have I seen [H7200] also under the sun [H8121] , and it [seemed] great [H1419] unto me:
9:14 [There was] a little [H6996] city [H5892] , and few [H4592] men [H582] within it; and there came [H935] a great [H1419] king [H4428] against it, and besieged [H5437] it, and built [H1129] great [H1419] bulwarks [H4685] against it:
9:15 Now there was found [H4672] in it a poor [H4542] wise [H2450] man [H376] , and he by his wisdom [H2451] delivered [H4422] the city [H5892] ; yet no man [H120] remembered [H2142] that same poor [H4542] man [H376] .
9:16 Then said [H559] I, Wisdom [H2451] [is] better [H2896] than strength [H1369] : nevertheless the poor man's [H4542] wisdom [H2451] [is] despised [H959] , and his words [H1697] are not heard [H8085] .
9:17 The words [H1697] of wise [H2450] [men are] heard [H8085] in quiet [H5183] more than the cry [H2201] of him that ruleth [H4910] among fools [H3684] .
9:18 Wisdom [H2451] [is] better [H2896] than weapons [H3627] of war [H7128] : but one [H259] sinner [H2398] destroyeth [H6] much [H7235] good [H2896] .