Ecclesiastes 8

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