Ecclesiastes Chapter 8
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1 Kings are greatly to bee respected. 6 The Diuine prouidence is to be obserued. 12 It is better with the godly in aduersitie, then with the wicked in prosperity. 16 The worke of God is vnsearchable.
8 There is no man that hath power ouer the spirit to retaine the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that warre, neither shall wickednesse deliuer those that are giuen to it.8
14 There is a vanitie which is done vpon the earth, that there be iust men vnto whom it happeneth according to the worke of the wicked: againe, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the worke of the righteous: I said, that this also is vanitie.14
15 Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing vnder the Sunne, then to eate and to drinke, and to be merrie: for that shall abide with him of his labour, the dayes of his life, which God giueth him vnder the Sunne.15
17 Then I behelde all the worke of God, that a man cannot finde out the worke that is done vnder the Sunne: because though a man labour to seeke it out, yea further though a wise man thinke to know it, yet shall hee not be able to finde it.
Ecclesiastes Chapter 8 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Prou.17. 24. , Heb. the strength.
5 Heb. shall knew.
7 Or, how it shall be?
8 Iob 14.5. , Or, casting of weapons.
12 Psal.37. 10,11,18, 19.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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