1 H2450 Who is as the wise H3045 man ? and who knoweth [H8802] H6592 the interpretation H1697 of a thing H120 ? a man's H2451 wisdom H6440 maketh his face H215 to shine [H8686] H5797 , and the boldness H6440 of his face H8132 shall be changed [H8792] .
2 H8104 I counsel thee to keep [H8798] H4428 the king's H6310 commandment H1700 , and that in regard H7621 of the oath H430 of God.
3 H926 Be not hasty [H8735] H3212 to go out [H8799] H6440 of his sight H5975 : stand [H8799] H7451 not in an evil H1697 thing H6213 ; for he doeth [H8799] H2654 whatsoever pleaseth [H8799] him.
4 H1697 Where the word H4428 of a king H7983 is, there is power H559 : and who may say [H8799] H6213 unto him, What doest [H8799] thou?
5 H8104 Whoso keepeth [H8802] H4687 the commandment H3045 shall feel [H8799] H7451 no evil H1697 thing H2450 : and a wise man's H3820 heart H3045 discerneth [H8799] H6256 both time H4941 and judgment.
6 H2656 Because to every purpose H3426 there is H6256 time H4941 and judgment H7451 , therefore the misery H120 of man H7227 is great upon him.
7 H3045 For he knoweth [H8802] H5046 not that which shall be: for who can tell [H8686] him when it shall be?
8 H120 There is no man H7989 that hath power H7307 over the spirit H3607 to retain [H8800] H7307 the spirit H7983 ; neither hath he power H3117 in the day H4194 of death H4917 : and there is no discharge H4421 in that war H7562 ; neither shall wickedness H4422 deliver [H8762] H1167 those that are given to it.
9 H7200 All this have I seen [H8804] H5414 , and applied [H8800] H3820 my heart H4639 unto every work H6213 that is done [H8738] H8121 under the sun H6256 : there is a time H120 wherein one man H7980 ruleth [H8804] H7451 over another to his own hurt.
10 H3651 And so H7200 I saw [H8804] H7563 the wicked H6912 buried [H8803] H935 , who had come [H8804] H1980 and gone [H8762] H4725 from the place H6918 of the holy H7911 , and they were forgotten [H8691] H5892 in the city H6213 where they had so done [H8804] H1892 : this is also vanity.
11 H6599 Because sentence H7451 against an evil H4639 work H6213 is not executed [H8738] H4120 speedily H3820 , therefore the heart H1121 of the sons H120 of men H4390 is fully set [H8804] H6213 in them to do [H8800] H7451 evil.
12 H2398 Though a sinner [H8802] H6213 do [H8802] H7451 evil H3967 an hundred times H748 , and his days be prolonged [H8688] H3045 , yet surely I know [H8802] H2896 that it shall be well H3373 with them that fear H430 God H3372 , which fear [H8799] H6440 before him:
13 H2896 But it shall not be well H7563 with the wicked H748 , neither shall he prolong [H8686] H3117 his days H6738 , which are as a shadow H3373 ; because he feareth H6440 not before H430 God.
14 H3426 There is H1892 a vanity H6213 which is done [H8738] H776 upon the earth H6662 ; that there be just H5060 men, unto whom it happeneth [H8688] H4639 according to the work H7563 of the wicked H3426 ; again, there be H7563 wicked H5060 men, to whom it happeneth [H8688] H4639 according to the work H6662 of the righteous H559 : I said [H8804] H1571 that this also H1892 is vanity.
15 H7623 Then I commended [H8765] H8057 mirth H120 , because a man H2896 hath no better thing H8121 under the sun H398 , than to eat [H8800] H8354 , and to drink [H8800] H8055 , and to be merry [H8800] H3867 : for that shall abide [H8799] H5999 with him of his labour H3117 the days H2416 of his life H430 , which God H5414 giveth [H8804] H8121 him under the sun.
16 H5414 When I applied [H8804] H3820 mine heart H3045 to know [H8800] H2451 wisdom H7200 , and to see [H8800] H6045 the business H6213 that is done [H8738] H776 upon the earth H3117 : (for also there is that neither day H3915 nor night H7200 seeth [H8802] H8142 sleep H5869 with his eyes:)
17 H7200 Then I beheld [H8804] H4639 all the work H430 of God H120 , that a man H3201 cannot [H8799] H4672 find out [H8800] H4639 the work H6213 that is done [H8738] H8121 under the sun H834 : because H7945 though H120 a man H5998 labour [H8799] H1245 to seek it out [H8763] H4672 , yet he shall not find [H8799] H2450 it; yea further; though a wise H559 man think [H8799] H3045 to know [H8800] H3201 it, yet shall he not be able [H8799] H4672 to find [H8800] it .