Ecclesiastes Cross References - ISV

1 The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 "Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Absolutely pointless; everything is pointless." 3 What does a man gain from all of the work that he undertakes on earth? 4 A generation goes, a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises, the sun sets, then rushes back to where it arose. 6 The wind continuously blows southward, then northward, constantly circulating; and the wind comes back again in its courses. 7 All the rivers flow toward the sea, but the sea is never full; then rivers return to the headwaters where they began. 8 Everything is wearisome, more than man is able to express. The eye is never satisfied by seeing, nor the ear by hearing. 9 Whatever has happened, will happen again; whatever has been done, will be done again. There is nothing new on earth. 10 Does anything exist about which someone might say, "Look at this! Is this new?" It happened ages ago; it existed before we did. 11 No one remembers those in the past, nor will they be remembered by those who come after them. 12 I, the Teacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 I dedicated myself to using wisdom for study and discovery of everything that is done under heaven. God uses terrible things so human beings will struggle with life. 14 I observed every activity done on earth. My conclusion: all of it is pointless {— } like chasing after the wind. 15 What is crooked cannot be made straight; what is not there cannot be counted. 16 I told myself, "I have become greater and wiser than anyone who ruled before me in Jerusalem {— } yes, I have acquired a great deal of wisdom and knowledge." 17 So I dedicated myself to learn about wisdom and knowledge, and about insanity and foolishness. And I discovered that this is also like chasing after the wind. 18 For with much wisdom there is much sorrow; the more someone adds to knowledge, the more someone adds to grief.

Genesis 3:19

19 You will eat food by the sweat of your brow until you are buried in the ground, because you were taken from it. You are made from dust and you will return to dust."

Genesis 5:3-31

3 After Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son just like him, that is, according to his image, and named him Seth. 4 Adam lived another 800 years, fathering other sons and daughters after he had fathered Seth. 5 Adam lived a total of 930 years and then died. 6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he fathered Enosh. 7 After he fathered Enosh, Seth lived 807 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 8 Seth lived a total of 912 years and then died. 9 When Enosh had lived 90 years, he fathered Kenan. 10 After he fathered Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 11 Enosh lived a total of 905 years and then died. 12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he fathered Mahalalel. 13 After he fathered Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 14 Kenan lived a total of 910 years and then died. 15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he fathered Jared. 16 After he fathered Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 17 Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years and then died. 18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he fathered Enoch. 19 After he fathered Enoch, Jared lived 800 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 20 Jared lived a total of 962 years and then died. 21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. 22 After he fathered Methuselah, Enoch communed with God for 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters. 23 Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Now Enoch communed with God {— } and then he was there no more, because God had taken him. 25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he fathered Lamech. 26 After he fathered Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 27 Methuselah lived a total of 969 years and then died. 28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son 29 whom he named Noah, because he said, "May this one comfort us from our work, from pain that is caused by our manual labor, and from the ground that the LORD has cursed." 30 After he fathered Noah, Lamech lived 595 years, fathering other sons and daughters. 31 Lamech lived a total of 777 years and then died.

Genesis 8:22

22 Never again, as long as the earth exists, shall sowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night ever cease."

Genesis 11:20-32

Genesis 36:9-19

Genesis 47:9

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Exodus 1:6-7

6 Then Joseph, all his brothers, and that entire generation died. 7 But the Israelites were fruitful and increased abundantly. They multiplied in numbers and became very, very strong. As a result, the land was filled with them.

Exodus 6:16-27

16 These are the names of Levi's sons according to their genealogies: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. Levi lived 137 years. 17 Gershon's sons were Libni and Shimei, according to their families. 18 Kohath's descendants included Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. Now Kohath lived for 133 years. 19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their genealogies. 20 Amram married Jocebed, his father's sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived for 137 years. 21 The sons of Izhar: Korath, Nepheg, and Zichri. 22 The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri. 23 Then Aaron married Elisheba daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon. She bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazer, and Ithamar. 24 The sons of Korah: Assir, Elqanah, and Abiasaph. These were the families of the Korahites. 25 Aaron's son Eleazar married one of Putiel's daughters, and she bore him Phineas. These are the heads of the ancestors of the Levites, according to their families. 26 This is the same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt by their tribal divisions." 27 They were the ones speaking to Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring the Israelites out of Egypt; this is the same Moses and Aaron.

Joshua 10:13-14

13 So the sun remained still and the moon stood in place until the nation settled their score with their enemies. This is recorded, is it not, in the book of Jashar? The sun stood in place in the middle of the sky and seemed not to be in a hurry to set for nearly an entire day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man, because the LORD was fighting on behalf of Israel.

1 Kings 3:12-13

12 look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind, so that there will have been no one like you before you and no one will arise after you like you. 13 I'm also giving you what you haven't requested: both riches and honor, so that no other king will be comparable to you during your life time.

1 Kings 4:1-19

1 And so King Solomon ruled over all of Israel. 2 Here's a list of his officials: Zadok's son Azariah was priest, 3 Shisha's sons Elihoreph and Ahijah were his secretaries, Ahilud's son Jehoshaphat was recorder, 4 Jehoiada's son Benaiah commanded the army, Zadok and Abiathar served as priests, 5 Nathan's son Azariah supervised the governors, Nathan's son Zabud the priest was the king's counselor, 6 Ahishar supervised palace matters, and Abda's son Adoniram supervised conscripted labor. 7 Solomon also appointed twelve governors over all of Israel, who each provided for the king and his administration for one month's income during each year. 8 Here's a list of their names: Ben-hur from the hill country of Ephraim; 9 Ben-deker in Makaz, Shaalbim and Beth-shemesh and Elonbeth-hanan; 10 Ben-hesed served in Arubboth (where he supervised Socoh and all of the territory of Hepher); 11 Ben-abinadab supervised the Dor heights (Solomon's daughter Taphath was his wife); 12 Ahilud's son Baana served Taanach, Megiddo, and all of Beth-shean near Zarethan below Jezreel, including from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah as far as the other side of Jokmeam; 13 Ben-geber in Ramoth-gilead, including the towns that belonged to Manasseh's descendant Jair that are in Gilead); 14 Iddo's son Ahinadab served in Mahanaim; 15 Ahimaaz served in Naphtali (he was married to Solomon's daughter Basemath); 16 Hushai's son Baana served in Asher and Bealoth; 17 Paruah's son Jehoshaphat served in Issachar; 18 Ela's son Shimei served in Benjamin; 19 and Uri's son Geber served in the territory of Gileon, the territory formerly ruled by King Sihon of the Amorites and King Og of Bashan (he was the only governor over that territory).

1 Kings 4:30-32

30 Solomon was wiser than any of the eastern leaders and wiser than anyone in Egypt.

1 Kings 4:30

30 Solomon was wiser than any of the eastern leaders and wiser than anyone in Egypt. 31 He was wiser than anyone of his day {— } wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, and wiser than Mahol's sons Calcol and Darda. He reputation was known throughout the surrounding nations. 32 Solomon wrote 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs.

1 Kings 10:7

7 "but I didn't believe it at first! But then I came here and I've seen it for myself! It's amazing! I wasn't told half of what's really great about your wisdom. You're far better in person than what the reports have said about you!

1 Kings 10:23-24

23 As a result, King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in regards to wealth and wisdom. 24 All the earth continued to seek audiences with Solomon so they could hear the wise things that God had put in his heart.

1 Kings 11:42-43

42 Solomon reigned over all of Israel from Jerusalem for a total of 40 years. 43 Then Solomon died, as had his ancestors, and he was buried in the city of his father David. His son Rehoboam reigned in his place.

2 Kings 5:20

20 Gehazi, the attendant to Elisha the man of God, said to himself, "Look how my master has spared this Assyrian Naaman! He declined to take from him what he brought. As the LORD lives, I'm going to run after him and get something from him."

2 Chronicles 1:10-12

10 Give me wisdom now, so I may go in and out among this people, because who can rule this great people that belongs to you? 11 God said to Solomon, "Since you had this in mind, to ask neither to focus on riches, wealth, honor, or the lives of those who hate you, nor have you requested a long life, but instead you have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself, so that you may rule my people over whom I have established you as king, 12 wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. Furthermore, I will give you riches, wealth, and honor {— } such as none of the kings owned who lived before you and none after you shall ever attain their equal."

2 Chronicles 2:12

12 Hiram also wrote: "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth. He gave King David a wise son, who is acquainted with discretion and understanding, and who is building a temple to the LORD, as well as a royal palace for himself.

2 Chronicles 9:22-23

22 As a result, King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in regards to wealth and wisdom. 23 All the kings of the earth continued to seek audiences with Solomon so they could hear the wise things that God had put in his heart.

2 Chronicles 9:30

30 Solomon reigned for 40 years in Jerusalem over all of Israel.

2 Chronicles 10:17-19

17 And so Rehoboam ruled over the Israelites who lived in the cities of Judah. 18 King Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was in charge of conscripted labor, but the Israelites stoned him to death, and King Rehoboam had to jump in his chariot and flee back in a hurry to Jerusalem. 19 That's how Israel came to be in rebellion against David's dynasty to this day.

Nehemiah 6:7

7 you also have appointed prophets to proclaim about you in Jerusalem, "There is a king in Judah!" Since these words are being reported to the king, come and let's meet together.

Job 11:6

6 and disclose his wise secrets? After all, there's so much more to understanding. So be aware that God will exact from you less than your sin deserves."

Job 28:28

28 He has commanded mankind: 'To fear the Lord {— } that is wisdom; to move away from evil {— } that is understanding.'"

Job 34:29

29 "If he is remains silent, who will condemn him? If he conceals his face, who can see him? He watches over both nation and individual alike,

Job 37:9

9 "From the south a whirlwind proceed, out of the icy north winds.

Job 37:17

17 you whose garments are hot, even though the land is cooled by a south wind?

Job 38:10-11

10 when I proscribed a boundary for it, set in place bars and doors for it; 11 and said, 'You may come only this far and no more. Your majestic waves will stop here.'?

Psalms 4:4

4 Be angry, yet do not sin. Think about this when upon your beds, and be silent. [Interlude]

Psalms 9:6

6 The enemy has perished, reduced to ruins forever. You uprooted their cities, the very memory of them vanished.

Psalms 19:4-6

4 yet their message goes out into all the world, and their words to the ends of the earth. He has set up a tent for the sun in the heavens, 5 which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, or like a champion who rejoices at the beginning of a race. 6 Its circuit is from one end of the sky to the other, and nothing is hidden from its heat.

Psalms 39:5-6

5 Look, you have made my life span fit in your hand; It is nothing compared to yours. Surely every person at their best is a puff of wind. [Interlude] 6 In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Psalms 40:9

9 In the great congregation I have proclaimed the righteous good news. Behold, I did not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

Psalms 42:1

1 To the Director: An instruction of the Sons of Korah. As an antelope pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, God.

Psalms 62:9-10

9 Human beings are a mere vapor, while people in high positions are not what they appear. When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing; even when weighed together, they are less than nothing. 10 Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.

Psalms 63:5

5 Just as I am satisfied with the choicest of foods, so my lips will praise you joyfully.

Psalms 77:6

6 During the night I remembered my song. I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders.

Psalms 89:36-37

36 His dynasty will last forever and his throne will be like the sun before me. 37 It will be established forever like the moon, a faithful witness in the sky." [Interlude]

Psalms 89:47-48

47 Remember how short my lifetime is! How powerless have you created all human beings! 48 What valiant man can live and not see death? Who can deliver himself from the power of Sheol. [Interlude]

Psalms 90:9-10

9 All our days pass away in your wrath; our years fade away and end like a sigh. 10 We live for 70 years, or 80 years if we're healthy, yet even in their prime there are troubles and sorrow. They pass by quickly and we fly away.

Psalms 102:24-28

24 I say, "My God, whose years continue through all generations, do not take me in the middle of my life. 25 You established the earth long ago; the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you will remain; and they all will become worn out, like a garment. You will change them like clothing, and they will pass away. 27 But you remain the same; your years never end. 28 May the descendants of your servants live securely, and may their children be established in your presence."

Psalms 104:5

5 He established the earth on its foundations, so that it never falters. 6 You covered the primeval ocean like a garment; the water stood above the mountains. 7 They flee at your rebuke; they rush away at the sound of your thunders. 8 Mountains rise up and valleys sink to the place you have ordained for them. 9 You have set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth.

Psalms 104:19-23

19 He made the moon to mark time; the sun knows its setting time. 20 You bring darkness and it becomes night; when every beast of the forest prowls. 21 Young lions roar for prey, seeking their food from God. 22 When the sun rises, they gather and lie down in their dens. 23 People go out to their work and labor until evening.

Psalms 107:25

25 He spoke and stirred up a windstorm that made its waves surge.

Psalms 107:29

29 He calmed the storm and its waves quieted down.

Psalms 111:2

2 ({ β} - [Gimmel.]) Great are the acts of the LORD;
({ γ} - [Daleth.]) they are within reach of all who desire them.

Psalms 119:90-91

90 Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation. You established the earth, and it stands firm. 91 To this day they stand by means of your rulings, for all things serve you.

Psalms 144:4

4 The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.

Proverbs 2:2-4

2 making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding {— } 3 if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure,

Proverbs 4:7

7 "Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

Proverbs 18:1

1 Whoever isolates himself pursues selfish ends; he resists all sound advice.

Proverbs 18:15

15 The mind of a discerning person gains knowledge, while the ears of wise people seek out knowledge.

Proverbs 23:4-5

4 Don't exhaust yourself acquiring wealth; be smart enough to stop. 5 When you fix your gaze on it, it's gone, for it sprouts wings for itself and flies to the sky like an eagle.

Proverbs 23:26

26 Give me your heart, my son, and keep your eyes fixed on my ways,

Proverbs 27:20

20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satiated, and neither are human eyes.

Proverbs 30:15-16

15 The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" {— } 16 The afterlife, the barren womb, earth that still demands water, and fire {— } they never say, "Enough".

Ecclesiastes 1:1

1 The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Ecclesiastes 1:12

12 I, the Teacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 I dedicated myself to using wisdom for study and discovery of everything that is done under heaven. God uses terrible things so human beings will struggle with life. 14 I observed every activity done on earth. My conclusion: all of it is pointless {— } like chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 1:17

17 So I dedicated myself to learn about wisdom and knowledge, and about insanity and foolishness. And I discovered that this is also like chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 1:17-18

17 So I dedicated myself to learn about wisdom and knowledge, and about insanity and foolishness. And I discovered that this is also like chasing after the wind. 18 For with much wisdom there is much sorrow; the more someone adds to knowledge, the more someone adds to grief.

Ecclesiastes 2:3

3 I decided to indulge in wine, while still remaining committed to wisdom. I also tried to indulge in foolishness, just enough to determine whether it was good for human beings under heaven given the short time of their lives.

Ecclesiastes 2:9

9 So I became great, greater than anyone who had lived before me in Jerusalem. Throughout all of this, I remained wise. 10 Whenever I wanted something I had seen, I never refused that desire. Instead, I enjoyed everything I did, and this became the reward in what I had undertaken. 11 Then I examined all of my accomplishments that I had brought about by my own efforts, including the work that I had labored so hard to complete {— } and it was all pointless, like chasing after the wind, and there was nothing to be gained on earth.

Ecclesiastes 2:11-12

11 Then I examined all of my accomplishments that I had brought about by my own efforts, including the work that I had labored so hard to complete {— } and it was all pointless, like chasing after the wind, and there was nothing to be gained on earth. 12 Next I turned to examine wisdom, insanity, and foolishness, because what can a person do who succeeds the king except what has already been accomplished?

Ecclesiastes 2:12-12

12 Next I turned to examine wisdom, insanity, and foolishness, because what can a person do who succeeds the king except what has already been accomplished?

Ecclesiastes 2:15

15 Then I told myself, "Whatever happens to the fool will happen also to me. So what's the point in being wise?" And I told myself that this also is pointless. 16 For neither the wise nor the fool will be long remembered, since in days to come everything will be forgotten. The wise man dies the same way as the fool, does he not? 17 So I hated life, because whatever is done on earth causes me trouble {— } it's all pointless, like chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:19

19 And who knows whether he will be wise or foolish? Either way, he will take possession of everything that I have done on earth, especially where I have excelled. This also is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 2:21

21 For sometimes people who strive to obtain wisdom, knowledge, and equity leave everything as an inheritance to a person who never worked for it. This, too, is pointless and greatly troublesome. 22 For what does a person gain from everything that he accomplishes and from his inner life struggles that he undergoes while working on earth? 23 Indeed, all of his days are filled with sorrow, and his struggles bring grief. In fact, his mind remains restless throughout the night. This is pointless, too!

Ecclesiastes 2:26

26 After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of accumulating and acquiring in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 3:9

9 What benefit does the worker gain from what he undertakes? 10 I have observed the burdens placed by God on human beings in order to perfect them.

Ecclesiastes 3:14

14 I have concluded that everything that God undertakes will last for eternity {— } nothing can be added to it nor taken away from it {— } and that God acts this way so that people will fear him. 15 That which was, now is; and that which will be, already is; and God examines what has already taken place.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

19 For what happens to people also happens to animals {— } a single event happens to them: just as someone dies, so does the other. In fact, they all breathe the same way, so that a human being has no superiority over an animal. All of this is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 4:1-4

1 Next I turned to consider all kinds of oppression that exists on earth. Look at the tears of the oppressed {— } there is no one to comfort them. Power is on the side of their oppressors; so they have no comforters. 2 So I commended the dead who had already died as being happier than the living who are still alive. 3 Better than both of them is someone who has not yet been born, because he hasn't experienced evil on earth.

Ecclesiastes 4:3-4

3 Better than both of them is someone who has not yet been born, because he hasn't experienced evil on earth. 4 Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:4-4

4 Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:7

7 Then I turned to re-examine something else that is pointless on earth: 8 Consider someone who is alone, having neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his work, and he is never satisfied with wealth. "So for whom do I work," he asks, "and deprive myself of pleasure?" This, too, is pointless and a terrible tragedy.

Ecclesiastes 4:16

16 There was no end to all of his subjects or to all of the people who had come before them. But those who come along afterward will not be happy with him. This is also pointless and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:10

10 Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. This also is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

10 Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. This also is pointless. 11 When possessions increase, so does the number of consumers. So what good are they to their owners, except to look at them?

Ecclesiastes 5:16

16 This is also a painful tragedy: However a person comes, he also departs; so what does he gain as he labors after the wind?

Ecclesiastes 5:18

18 Look! I observed that it is good and prudent to eat, drink, and enjoy all that is good of a person's work that he does on earth during the limited days of his life, which God gives him, for this is his allotment.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

9 It is better to focus on what you can see than to meander after your self-interest; this also is pointless and a chasing after wind. 10 Whatever exists has been named already; people know what it means to be human {— } and one person cannot defeat what is more powerful than he. 11 Because many words lead to pointlessness, how do people benefit from this? 12 Who knows what is best for people in this life, every day of their pointless lives that they pass through like a shadow? Who informs people on earth what will come along after them?

Ecclesiastes 7:10

10 Never ask "Why does the past seem so much better than now?" because this question does not come from wisdom. 11 Wise use of possessions is good; it brings benefit to the living. 12 Indeed, wisdom gives protection, just like money does, but it's better to know that wisdom gives life, to those who have mastered it. 13 Consider the work of God: Who is able to straighten what he has bent?

Ecclesiastes 7:16

16 Do not be overly righteous, nor be overly wise. Why be self-destructive?

Ecclesiastes 7:23-25

23 I used my wisdom to test all of this. I said, "I want to be wise," but it was beyond me. 24 Whatever it is, it's far off and most profound. Who can attain it?

Ecclesiastes 7:24-25

24 Whatever it is, it's far off and most profound. Who can attain it? 25 I committed myself to understand, to learn, to search for wisdom and explanations, and to understand both the evil of foolishness and the stupidity of foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

25 I committed myself to understand, to learn, to search for wisdom and explanations, and to understand both the evil of foolishness and the stupidity of foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 7:25-25

25 I committed myself to understand, to learn, to search for wisdom and explanations, and to understand both the evil of foolishness and the stupidity of foolishness. 26 I discovered for myself a bitterness that surpasses that of death: the woman whose heart is full of snares and nets, whose hands are chains of bondage. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the transgressor will be trapped by her. 27 "Look at this," says the Teacher. "Linking one thing to another, I reached this conclusion:

Ecclesiastes 8:9

9 I observed all this, and carefully considered everything that is undertaken on earth, especially the time when someone dominates another to his detriment.

Ecclesiastes 8:15-17

15 So then I recommended enjoyment of life, because it is better on earth for a man to eat, drink, and be happy, since this will stay with him throughout his struggle all the days of his life, which God grants him on earth. 16 When I dedicated myself to experience wisdom and to observe what is undertaken on earth {— } even going without sleep day and night {— } 17 I saw all of it as the activity of God. Frankly, a human being cannot understand what happens on earth, because however hard a man works to discover it, he will not find out. Despite what he thinks he knows, he will not be able to figure it out.

Ecclesiastes 9:3

3 There is a tragedy that infects everything that happens on earth: a common event happens to everyone. In fact, the hearts of human beings are full of evil. Madness remains in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead.

Ecclesiastes 9:5

5 At least the living know they will die, but the dead know nothing; they no longer have a reward, since memory about them has been forgotten. 6 Furthermore, their love, their hate, and their envy have been long lost. Never again will they have a part in what happens on earth.

Ecclesiastes 9:13

13 I also observed this example of wisdom on earth, and it seemed important to me:

Ecclesiastes 11:5

5 Just as you do not understand the way of the spirit in the womb of a pregnant mother, so also you do not know what God is doing in everything he makes.

Ecclesiastes 11:8

8 Even if a person lives many years, let him enjoy them all, recalling that there will be many days of darkness to come {— } all of which are pointless.

Ecclesiastes 11:10

10 Banish sorrow from your heart, and evil from your body, since both childhood and the prime of life are pointless.

Ecclesiastes 12:8-10

8 "Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Everything is pointless."

Ecclesiastes 12:8

8 "Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Everything is pointless." 9 Moreover, besides being wise himself, the Teacher taught people what he had learned by listening, making inquiries, and composing many proverbs. 10 The Teacher searched to find appropriate expressions, and what is written here is right and truthful.

Ecclesiastes 12:12

12 So learn from them, my son. There is no end to the crafting of many books, and too much study wearies the body.

Ecclesiastes 12:12-13

12 So learn from them, my son. There is no end to the crafting of many books, and too much study wearies the body. 13 Let the conclusion of all of these thoughts be heard: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this is what it means to be human.

Isaiah 10:7-14

Isaiah 40:4

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Isaiah 41:22-26

Isaiah 42:9

9

Isaiah 43:19

Isaiah 55:2

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Isaiah 61:1

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Jeremiah 22:14

14 "How terrible for him who says, 'I'll build a large house for myself with spacious upper rooms, who cuts out windows for it, paneling it with cedar and painting it red.'

Jeremiah 31:22

22 How long will you go this way and that, rebellious daughter? Indeed, the LORD will create a new thing on the earth; a woman will protect a man.

Jeremiah 33:20

20 "This is what the LORD says: 'If you could break my covenant with the day and night so that day and night wouldn't occur at the proper time,

Lamentations 3:37

37 ({ ξ} - [Mem.]) Who can command, and it happens, without the Lord having ordered it?

Ezekiel 38:10-11

Daniel 4:30

30 he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

Daniel 4:35

35 All who live on the earth are nothing compared to him. He does what he wishes with the heavenly armies and with those who live on earth. No one can hold back his power or say to him, 'What did you do?'

Jonah 1:4

4 Then the LORD sent a great wind over the sea, and a severe storm broke out. It seemed as if the ship were about to break up.

Jonah 3:2

2 "Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you."

Habakkuk 2:13

13 Is it not because of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies that people grow tired putting out fires, and nations weary themselves over nothing?

Habakkuk 2:18

18 "Where is the benefit in owning a carved image, that motivates its maker to carve it? It is only a cast image {— } a teacher that lies {— } because the engraver entrusts himself to his carving, crafting speechless idols.

Habakkuk 3:11

11 The sun and moon stand still in their orbits; at the glint of your arrows they speed along, even at the gleam of your flashing spear.

Zechariah 1:5

5 "Your ancestors {— } where are they? And the prophets {— } do they live forever?

Matthew 5:6

6 "How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied!

Matthew 5:12

12 Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you."

Matthew 6:27

27 Can any of you add a single hour to the length of your life by worrying?

Matthew 7:24

24 "Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.

Matthew 7:27

27 The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and battered that house, and it collapsed, and its collapse was total."

Matthew 11:28

28 "Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 16:26

26 because what profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?

Matthew 23:30-32

30 Then you say, 'If we had been living in the days of our ancestors, we would have had no part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' 31 Therefore, you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Then finish what your ancestors started!

Matthew 24:35

35 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear."

Mark 8:36-37

36 What profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? 37 Indeed, what can a person give in exchange for his life?

Luke 17:26-30

26 "Just as it was in Noah's time, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying, and being given in marriage right up to the day when Noah went into the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed all of them. 28 So it was in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But on the day when Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed all of them. 30 The day when the Son of Man is revealed will be like that.

John 3:8

8 The wind blows where it wants to. You hear its sound, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going. That's the way it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

John 6:27

27 Do not work for food that perishes but for food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him."

Acts 7:51

51 "You stubborn people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always opposing the Holy Spirit, just as your ancestors used to do.

Acts 27:13-15

13 When a gentle breeze began to blow from the south, they thought they could make it to Phoenix, so they hoisted anchor and began sailing along the shore of Crete. 14 But it was not long before a violent wind (called a northeaster) swept down from the island. 15 The ship was caught so that it couldn't face the wind, and we gave up and were swept along.

Romans 8:20

20 because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty

Romans 8:22-23

22 For we know that all the rest of creation has been groaning with the pains of childbirth up to the present time. 23 However, not only the creation, but we who have the first fruits of the Spirit also groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

18 Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in the ways of this world, he must become a fool to become really wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. For it is written, "He catches the wise with their own trickery," 20 and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are worthless."

1 Thessalonians 2:14-16

14 For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Judea that are in union with the Messiah Jesus. You suffered the same persecutions from the people of your own country as they did from those Jews 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, who have persecuted us, and who please neither God nor any group of people, 16 as they try to keep us from telling the gentiles how they can be saved. As a result, they are constantly adding to the number of sins they have committed. However, wrath has overtaken them at last!

1 Thessalonians 5:21

21 Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.

1 Timothy 4:15

15 Think on these things. Devote your life to them so that everyone can see your progress.

2 Timothy 3:8

8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit.

Hebrews 5:14

14 But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

James 3:13-17

13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his noble conduct that his actions are done humbly and wisely. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth. 15 That kind of wisdom does not come from above. No, it is worldly, self-centered, and demonic. 16 For wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil. 17 However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

2 Peter 2:1

1 Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there also will be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.

2 Peter 2:5

5 and if he did not spare the ancient world but protected Noah, a righteous preacher, along with seven others when he brought the flood on the world of ungodly people;

2 Peter 3:10-13

10 But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that day the heavens will disappear with a roaring sound, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done on it will be exposed. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, think of the kind of holy and godly people you ought to be 12 as you look forward to and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved and the elements will melt with fire. 13 But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.

Revelation 7:16-17

16 They will never be hungry or thirsty again. Neither the sun nor its heat will ever beat down on them, 17 because the lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd. He will lead them to springs filled with the water of life, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes."

Revelation 21:1

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and the sea was gone.

Revelation 21:5

5 The one sitting on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new!" He said, "Write this: 'These words are trustworthy and true.'"

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