All it amounts to anyway is smoke. One handful of peaceful repose Is better than two fistfuls of worried work— More spitting into the wind. 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 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; 6 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: 2 a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor so that there is no want in his life from among anything that he desires; yet God does not give him ability to eat from them because another man eats and enjoys from his possessions. Ecclesiastes 6:6 The Message (MSG) 6 Even if someone lived a thousand years—make it two thousand!—but didn’t enjoy anything, what’s the point? It gets its start in a mist and ends up in the dark—unnamed. 7 It's true that no one knows what's going to happen, or when. stands foremost, and the subject in Ecclesiastes 1:6 is therefore placed thus far back, because the first two pred. A bad business. Ecclesiastes 5 Message 5 Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man— 6 even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. The Final Word. THE MESSAGE Ecclesiastes 6. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. Even to the man who knows God – it's not as if work in and of itself or wisdom or knowledge by themselves is what provide meaning to our life. 6. Ecclesiastes 12:6 (The Message Bible) Genesis 1:1 (Read all of Genesis 1) First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don't see. The message of Ecclesiastes is a message that is much needed today. Ver. And then God doesn't let them enjoy it. Some stranger comes along and has all the fun. 6 One handful of peaceful repose. This is meaningless, a grievous evil. And who knows what’s best for us as we live out our meager smoke-and-shadow lives? 8 It’s all smoke, nothing but smoke. Ecclesiastes 7. Ecclesiastes 12:6 (The Message Bible) Genesis 10:16 (Read all of Genesis 10) the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, Genesis 10:17 (Read all of Genesis 10) the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, Genesis 10:18 (Read all of Genesis 10) the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. The ending of the book sums up its message: "Fear God and keep his commandments for God will bring every deed to judgement." Ecclesiastes. NKJV New Spirit Filled Life Bible, Hardcover. Ici l'idée dominante est l'instabilité des vents, qui contraste avec l'immutabilité des mouvements du soleil. Did he change his mind? There are people, for instance, on whom God showers everything—money, property, reputation—all they ever wanted or dreamed of. And then God doesn’t let them enjoy it. There is … the bitterness of disappointment 5:13–6:12 A second summary: A backward glance over Ecclesiastes 4:9–6:12 Interlude: Some reflections, maxims and home truths 7:1–22 the search goes on 7:23–29 frustration 8:1–17 jeopardy 9:1–18 A third summary: A backward glance over Ecclesiastes 7:1–9:18 Interlude: Be sensible! Ecclesiastes 6 Modern English Version (MEV). This is absurd, a hollow mockery, and a serious fault. 6 Yes, but there is a very serious evil which I have seen everywhere— 2 God has given to some men very great wealth and honor so that they can have everything they want, but he doesn’t give them the health to enjoy it, and they die and others get it all! 10 Whatever exists has already been named,(I)    and what humanity is has been known;no one can contend    with someone who is stronger.11 The more the words,    the less the meaning,    and how does that profit anyone? Just grab whatever you can while you can; don’t assume something better might turn up by and by. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. 6 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: 2 A man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor, so that he lacks nothing for himself of all he desires; yet God does not give him power to eat of it, but a foreigner consumes it. Then verses 4-6 deal with our vows or promises made to God. Author of the Book of Ecclesiastes Scholars debate whether Solomon wrote this book or whether it was a compilation of texts done centuries later. 12 For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days(J) they pass through like a shadow? 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