Category Archives: Ecclesiastes

Those who love money never have enough

Those who love wealth are never satisfied with their income. … This too is meaningless. As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them?

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Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left

So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. … The Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their … Continue reading

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By grace you have been saved, through faith—it is the gift of God

That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. … Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and … Continue reading

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Love … does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud

What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils … Continue reading

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Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God”

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are. … (Fools) are corrupt, their deeds are … Continue reading

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Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple

The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. … The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. …  Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. … Continue reading

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Whoever is patient has great understanding

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. … A person’s wisdom yields patience … and patience … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord

Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise … A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. … I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord

You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as soldiers rejoice when dividing the plunder. … Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, … Continue reading

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Human beings have been made in God’s likeness

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and … Continue reading

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