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In the day of His fierce anger. 13 From on high hath He sent fire
Into my bones, and it prevaileth against them;
And faint all the day.
by His hand;
Against whom I am not able to stand. 15 The Lord hath set at nought
All my mighty men in the midst of me;
To crush my young men;
The virgin daughter of Judah.' 16 'For these things I weep; Mine eye, mine eye runneth down with 1
Because the enemy hath prevailed.' 17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands;
There is none to comfort her;
be his adversaries;
18 'The Lord is righteous;
For I have rebelled against His word;
Are gone into captivity. 19 I called for my lovers,
But they deceived me;
To refresh their souls.
Mine inwards burn;
At home there is the like of death. 21 They have heard that I sigh,
There is none to comfort me;
and are glad,
proclaimed, And they shall be like unto me. 22 Let all their wickedness come before Thee;
And do unto them,
21 Turn Thou us unto Thee, O LORD, and we
shall be turned; Renew our days as of old. 22 Thou canst not have utterly rejected us,
And be exceeding wroth against us!
Man Never Knows
THE words of Koheleth, the son of David, 1
king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith Koheleth;...
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. 13 And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven; it is a sore task that God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith. 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is van. ity and a striving after wind. 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time
to : 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that
which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build
up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to
gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain
from embracing; 6 A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time for war, and a time for peace. 9 What profit hath he that worketh in that he laboureth? 10 I have seen the task which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith. 11 He hath made every thing beautiful in its time; also He hath set the world in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to get pleasure so long as they live. 13 But also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy pleasure for all his labour, is the gift of God.
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth 8
the interpretation of a thing?
And the boldness of his face is changed. 2 I (counsel thee]: keep the king's command, and that in regard of the oath of God. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his presence; stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 4 Forasmuch as the king's word hath power; and who may say unto him: 'What doest thou?' 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall
know no evil thing; And a wise man's heart discerneth time and
judgment. 6 For to every matter there is a time and judgment; for the evil of man is great upon him. 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be; for
even when it cometh to pass, who shall declare it unto him? 8 There is no man that hath power over the wind to retain the wind; neither hath he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in war; neither shall wickedness deliver him that is given to it. 9 All this have I seen, even applied my heart thereto, whatever the work that is done under the sun; what time one man had power over another to his hurt.
10 And so I saw the wicked buried, and they entered into their rest; but they that had done right went away from the holy place, and were forgotten in the city; this also is vanity. 11 Be. cause sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil; 12 be. cause a sinner doeth evil a hundred times, and prolongeth his days—though yet I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, that fear before Him; 13 but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he feareth not before God. 14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth: that there are righteous men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous—I said that this also is vanity. 15 So I commended mirth, that a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry, and that this should accompany him in his labour all the days of his life which God hath given him under the sun.
16 When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the