Book of Ecclesiastes is in Old Testament.
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 2
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 Verse 26
NIV. To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
06 Jan 1692. At the funeral of Mr. Boyle, at St. Martin's [Map], Dr. Burnet (age 48), Bishop of Salisbury, preached on Eccles. II 26. He concluded with an eulogy due to the deceased, who made God and religion the scope of all his excellent talents in the knowledge of nature, and who had arrived to so high a degree in it, accompanied with such zeal and extraordinary piety, which he showed in the whole course of his life, particularly in his exemplary charity on all occasions,-that he gave £1,000 yearly to the distressed refugees of France and Ireland; was at the charge of translating the Scriptures into the Irish and Indian tongues, and was now promoting a Turkish translation, as he had formerly done of Grotius "on the Truth of the Christian Religion" into Arabic, which he caused to be dispersed in the eastern countries; that he had settled a fund for preachers who should preach expressly against Atheists, Libertines, Socinians, and Jews; that he had in his will given £8,000 to charitable uses; but that his private charities were extraordinary. He dilated on his learning in Hebrew and Greek, his reading of the fathers, and solid knowledge in theology, once deliberating about taking Holy Orders, and that at the time of restoration of King Charles II, when he might have made a great figure in the nation as to secular honor and titles, his fear of not being able to discharge so weighty a duty as the first, made him decline that, and his humility the other. He spoke of his civility to strangers, the great good which he did by his experience in medicine and chemistry, and to what noble ends he applied himself to his darling studies; the works, both pious and useful, which he published; the exact life he led, and the happy end he made. Something was touched of his sister, the Lady Ranelagh, who died but a few days before him. And truly all this was but his due, without any grain of flattery.
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 3
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 Verse 5
NIV. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
KJB. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 9
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 9 Verse 18
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
10 Apr 1685. I went early to Whitehall [Map] to heare Dr. Tillotson, Deane of Canterbury (age 54), preaching on 9 Eccles. 18. I returned in the evening, and visited Lady Tuke, and found with her Sr Geo Wakeman, the physician, whom I had seene tried and acquitted J, amongst the plotters for poisoning the late King, on the accusation of the famous Oates (age 35); and surely I believ'd him guiltlesse.
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 10
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 10 Verse 16
NIV. Woe to the land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning.
KJB. Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 11
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 11 Verse 1
NIV. Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.
KJB. Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.
Books, Bible, Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes Chapter 11 Verse 8
KJV. But if a man lives many years And rejoices in them all, Yet let him remember the days of darkness, For they will be many. All that is coming is vanity.
20 Jan 1667. Having done with him, home mightily satisfied with my being with him, and coming home I to church, and there, beyond expectation, find our seat, and all the church crammed, by twice as many people as used to be: and to my great joy find Mr. Frampton (age 44) in the pulpit; so to my great joy I hear him preach, and I think the best sermon, for goodness and oratory, without affectation or study, that ever I heard in my life. The truth is, he preaches the most like an apostle that ever I heard man; and it was much the best time that ever I spent in my life at church. His text, Ecclesiastes xi., verse 8th - the words, "But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all, yet let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity". He done, I home, and there Michell and his wife, and we dined and mighty merry, I mightily taken more and more with her.