Ecclesiastes 11:9

“Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 11:9

Reioyce, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheere thee in the dayes of thy youth, and walke in the wayes of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things, God will bring thee into iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have joy, O young man, while you are young; and let your heart be glad in the days of your strength, and go in the ways of your heart, and in the desire of your eyes; but be certain that for all these things God will be your judge.
- Basic English Bible

Rejoice, young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.
- Darby Bible

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
- Webster's Bible

Rejoice, young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
- World English Bible

Rejoice, O young man, in thy childhood, And let thy heart gladden thee in days of thy youth, And walk in the ways of thy heart, And in the sight of thine eyes, And know thou that for all these, Doth God bring thee into judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 11:9

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 11:9


11:9 Rejoice - Indulge thy humour, and take thy fill of delights. And walk - Whatsoever thine eye or heart lusteth after, deny it not to them. But know - But in the midst of thy jollity consider thy reckoning.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 11:9

  • Bob Grove on Ecclesiastes 11:9
    Luke 21 v 8

    They have been saying that the Coming of Christ is imminent for many years now even setting dates . They say this because they really do not understand the bible , but follow men's fabrication s of the bible .

    Many things must happen before the 2nd coming of Christ that have not happened yet .

    Read Mathew 24 and Luke 21 carefully .

    2 Thessalonians

    Verse 3 don't be deceived .
  • Joshua on Ecclesiastes 11:9
    When we read the whole chapter, we see the context and truth. Look at the very next verse: "Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: FOR CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH ARE VANITY." This is great example of how foolish it is to take a single verse out of context to mean anything we want. We do not have the Spirit of Christ if we do that.

    Look what God tells us when we read the final 2 verses of Ecclesiastes - He literally tells us our ENTIRE duty as men and women.

    "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

    How easy it is to miss the truth when we take a single verse out of context to mean whatever we want.
  • It means to rejoice to the Lord with all your mind ,body and soul all the time. For the Lord has the power to condem you to enternal Hell.
  • Young men has to do what is right before them, do what their heart leads them to do, mean that for our body is a temple of God, he want us to serve him with all our heart. for he says love not of this world,for if you love the world u dont love him..
  • Balungile on Ecclesiastes 11:9
    It means that God loves us so much that he wants us to enjoy ourselves as young people but in everything we do we should consider Him and have fun in such a way that it wont harm others.


 

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