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Ecclesiastes: Good Stuff

  1. Vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 1:2
  2. No one remembers what happened long ago, and no one will remember what happens now or in the future. 1:11
  3. With wisdom comes grief, and increasing knowledlge increases sorrow. 1:18
  4. the same fate (death) happens to the foolish and the wise. 2:14-16
  5. The best we can do is eat, drink, and enjoy the good in our labor. 2:24
  6. "To everything there is a season...." Some nice poetry and a great Byrds song. ("Turn, Turn, Turn" -- written by Pete Seeger) 3:1-8
  7. Rejoice and do good in this life. 3:12
  8. Eat, drink, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. 3:13
  9. Someday God will show us that we are beasts. 3:18
  10. What happens to beasts happens to us. Our deaths are just like theirs. We are not above beasts. 3:19
  11. We and the beasts die and go to the same place. All we are is dust in the wind. 3:20
  12. Who knows that at death the spirit of humans go up, and the spirits of beasts go down? 3:21
  13. the best we can do is to rejoice in our our works. 3:22
  14. Two are better than one: the value of friendship 4:9-13
  15. A fool is known by a multitude of words. 5:3
  16. If you promise to pay someone something, pay it. 5:4
  17. Don't make a promise that you can't keep. 5:4
  18. If you love silver and riches, you'll never be satisfied. 5:10
  19. You can't take it with you. 5:15
  20. Eat, drink, and enjoy your good work. 5:18
  21. Don't we all go to the same place when we die? 6:6
  22. Who knows what is good in this life? Or what will happen on earth after we die? 6:12
  23. A good reputation is more valuable than precious ointment. 7:1
  24. It's better to be rebuked by wise people than to be praised by fools. 7:5
  25. It's better to patient than proud. 7:8
  26. Don't be quick to anger. 7:9
  27. Don't say, "I miss the good old days." 7:10
  28. Don't believe everything people say. 7:21
  29. Try to discover things with reason. Seek wisdom. Avoid folly, foolishness, and madness. 7:25
  30. Eat, and to drink, and be merry. 8:15
  31. The same thing happens to us all: we die. 9:2-3
  32. As long as we live, there is hope. A living dog is better than a dead lion. 9:4
  33. The living know they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no reward, and their memory is forgotten. 9:5
  34. All our love, hatred, and envy die with us. Nothing survives our death. 9:6
  35. So eat your bread and drink your wine with a happy heart. 9:7
  36. Live joyfully with the wife that you love. 9:9
  37. Whatever you do in this life, do it with all your might. Because there is no work, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave. 9:10
  38. The race isn't to the swift, nor the battle for the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to those with understanding, nor good fortune to the skilled; time and chance happen to us all. 9:11
  39. For none of us knows when we will die. Like fish in a net or birds in a snare, we are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon us. 9:12
  40. Wisdom is better than strength or weapons of war. But one bad person can destroy much that is good. 9:16-18
  41. Dead flies make an ointment stinky, as small mistakes tarnish a wise reputation. 10:1
  42. The words of the wise are gracious, but fools are swallowed by their own lips. 10:12
  43. A fool is full of words. 10:14
  44. Enjoy your youth, follow your heart, and look where you're going. 11:9
  45. There is no end to the making of books. 12:12
  46. Much study is a weariness of the flesh. 12:12