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The end of the wicked.
The dead are forgotten.
Ich. 3. I.
ch. 6. 12. & 9.
2. & 19. 14. 1 Or. how it
7. For he knoweth nor that which FOReall this * I considered in my + Heb. I gate,
or, set to my heart.
1 Or, casting
2 ls. 25.
c Job 14. 21. Is. 63. 16.
Px. 57. 11, 1919. Prov.
10. Is. 20. 14.
B. C. a wise man's heart discerneth both
CHAPTER IX. about 977. time and judgment.
about 977. Like things happen to good and bad. 4 Death the 6f Because' to every purpose there end of worldly enjoyments. 11 God's providence
is time and judgment, therefore the orer all. 13 Il'isdom is better than strength. Prov. 21. 22. misery of man is great upon him. NOR
to all , shall be : for who can tell him I when a that the righteous, and the wise, a ch. 8. 14 it shall be ?
and their works, are in the hand of Pt. 49. 6, 7. 8h There is no man that hath power God: no man knoweth either love or
over the spirit to retain the spirit; hatred by all that is before them.
&c. Ps. 73.3, death : and there is no ll discharge in there is one event to the righteous,
12, 13. Mal. 3. of weapons that war; neither shall wickedness and to the wicked; to the good and
deliver those that are given to it. to the clean, and to the unclean ;
9 All this have seen, and applied to him that sacrificeth, and to him
3 This is an evil among all things
while they live, and after that they go
5 For the living know that they
longed, yet surely I know that mit more a reward; for d the memory of a Job 7. 8, 9, 23 shall be well with them that fear them is forgotten. God, which fear before him :
6 Also their love, and their hatred, 13 But it shall not be well with the and their envy, is now perished; neiwicked, neither shall he prolong his ther have they any more a portion days, which are as a shadow ; because for ever in any thing that is done he feareth not before God.
under the sun. 14 There is a vanity which is done 7 1 Go thy way, eat thy bread with .ch. 8. 15.
upon the earth; that there he just joy, and drink thy wine with a merry Po 73 14. men, unto whom it happeneth ac- heart; for God now accepteth thy 15,49. 1,2,3. cording to the work of the wicked; works.
again, there be wicked men, to whom 8 Let thy garments be always
9 + Live joyfully with the wife + Heb. Sce, or,
16 1 When I applied mine heart to 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to
God, that På man cannot find out the sun, that the race is not to the
sun: because though a man labour neither yet bread to the wise, nor
Mat. 5. 34, il
och. 24. & 212,24.5. 3.3.7.
& 3. 13, 22. & 5. 18.
15. Jer. 9. 28.
Ps. 73. 16.
h ch. 8. 7.
1 Prov. 29. 6. Luke 12. 20, 39. & 17. 26,
& 12. 13. + Heb, kis mouth,
* See 2 Sam. 20. 16-22.
i Prov. 10. 14.
& 18. 7. k Pror, 15.2
6. 12. 8.7.
12. & 5. 11.
I Prov. 21. 22. & 24. 5. ch. 7. 19. ver. 18.
1 ver. 16.
o Ps. 104. 15
glid the life, p Ex. 22. 23. Acts 23. 5.
The benefit of wisdom.
Trust in God enjoined. B. C. 12 For . man also knoweth not his out enchantment; and ta babbler is B. C. about 977. time: as the fishes that are taken | no better.
about 977. in an evil net, and as the birds 12 The words of a wise man's that are caught in the snare; so are mouth are + gracious; but i the lips Heber the
of the the sons of men i snared in an evil of a fool will swallow up himself.
time, when it falleth suddenly upon 13 The beginning of the words of + Heb, grare. &c. i Thess. them.
h Prov. 10.2 his mouth is foolishness: and the end 13 T This wisdom have I seen also of this talk is mischievous madness. under the sun, and it seemed great 14 * A fool also t is full of words : a
+ Heb. mult unto me: man cannot tell what shall be ; and
15 Now there was found in it a eth not how to go to the city.
eat in the morning!
than strength : nevertheless m the thy king is the son of nobles, and m Mark 6. 2,3. poor man's wisdom is despised, and thy princes eat in due season, for Prov. S1. 4. his words are not heard.
strength, and not for drunkenness!
ness of the hands the house droppeth
+ Heh mokrih ey answereth all things. CHAPTER X.
20 (P Curse not the king, no not
in thy l thought; and curse not the 10r, corSundry observations and maxims.
rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird EAD flies cause the ointment of the air shall carry the voice, and of death,
a stinking savour: so doth a little matter.
respecting death and judgment.
VAST thy bread at upon the wa- + Heh, upon
the face of the 3 Yea also, when he that is a fool ters: 6 for thou shalt find it after walketh by the way, his wisdom many days.
faileth him, a and he saith to every 2 Give a portion to seven, and a Prov. 13. 16. one that he is a fool.
also to eight; • for thou knowest not 4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up what evil shall be upon the earth. against thee, ” leave not thy place; 3 If the clouds be full of rain, they pe 112
for yielding pacifieth great offences. empty themselves upon the earth : and 24, &c. Prov.
5 There is an evil which I have seen if the tree fall toward the south, or
under the sun, as an error which pro- toward the north, in the place where + Heb. from ceedeth + from the ruler:
the tree falleth, there it shall be. 6 Folly is set tin great dignity, 4 He that observeth the wind shall great heights. and the rich sit in low place.
not sow; and he that regardeth the 7 I have seen servantse upon horses, clouds shall not reap. and princes walking as servants upon 5 As 'thou knowest not what is the John S. &. the earth.
way of the spirit, 5 nor how the bones & Ps. 139. 14, 8 'He that diggeth a pit shall fall do grow in the womb of her that is into it; and whoso breaketh a hedge, with child : even so thou knowest not a serpent shall bite him.
the works of God who maketh all. 9 Whoso removeth stones shall be 6 In the morning sow thy seed, and hurt therewith ; and he that cleaveth in the evening withhold not thine wood shall be endangered thereby. hand : for thou knowest not whether 10 If the iron be blunt, and he do + shall prosper, either this or that, or + Hobuse !
be right. not whet the edge, then must he put whether they both shall be alike good. to more strength: but wisdom is prof-| 7 I Truly the light is sweet, and a
pleasant thing it is for the eyes 5 to ch. 7. 11. 11 Surely the serpent will þite Swith- / behold the sun :
+ Heb. Flies
a See Is S2
itable to direct. & Ps. 58. 4, 5.
Jer. 8. 17.
The young admonished.
The whole duty of man.
e Jer. 9. 17.
Ich 12. 14
1 Gen.3. 19. Job 34. 15.
Ps. 90. 3. 8ch, 3. 21.
1. Cor.7.1. .Tim. 2. 22. Pa 9.5.
& 27. 16. Job 34. 14. Is. 57. 16. Zech. 12, 1. i P8.62. 9. ch. 1. 2.
tcise the Preacher was, fc.
B.C. 8 But if a man live many years, and that which is high, and fears shall be B. C. about 977. rejoice in them all; yet let him re- in the way, and the almond tree shall
about 977. member the days of darkness; for flourish, and the grasshopper shall be they shall be many. All that cometh a burden, and desire shall fail : beis vanity.
cause man goeth to his long home, a Job 17. 13. 9 [ Rejoice, O young man, in thy and the mourners go about the
youth; and let thy heart cheer thee streets :
in the ways of thine heart, and in or the golden bowl be broken, or
thou, that for all these things God ain, or the wheel broken at the cisRoma, 2, 6-11. will bring thee into judgment.
tern. 101, anger.
10 Therefore remove il sorrow from 7 ? Then shall the dust return to the Num. 16. 22.
81 Vanity of vanities, saith the
Preacher; all is vanity.
9 And moreover, because the Preach-1 Or, the more The young exhorted to remember their Creator. 9 The Preacher's care to edily. 13 The whole duty of er was wise, he still taught the people
knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, REM Ehe Best of the youth creative and sougherbost, and * set in order to Kingo 4. the evil days come not, nor the years 10 The Preacher sought to find out draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I + acceptable words: and that which + Heb. words have no pleasure in them; was written was upright, even words
masters of assemblies, which are given
men shall bow themselves, and I the admonished : of making many books en de grinders cease because they are few, there is no end; and 'much I study is 1 Or, reading.
and those that look out of the win- a weariness of the flesh.
13 1 Let us hear the conclusion of
thing, whether it be good, or whether
* Prov. 22. 6. Lan. 3. 27.
I See 2 Sam. 11.35
I ch. 1. 18. m Deul. 6. 2. & 10. 12
. Or, The end of the matter, even all that hath been heard, is. och. 11. 9. Matt. 12. 36. Acts 17. 30, 31. Rom. 2. 16. & 14. 10, 12. 1 Cor. 4. 5. 2 Cor. 5. 10.
SONG OF SOLOMON.
THE Song of songs, which is Sol
bch. 4. 10. + Heb, thy Lores.
c Hos. 11. 4.
Jolin 6, 44. & 12. 32. a Phil. 3. 12, 13, 14.
ter of camphire in the vineyards of B.C. about 1014.
about 1014 The bride commendeth her beloved, 7 and inquireth where he feedeth his flock. 8 His answer. 12 Their 15 * Behold, thou art fair, I my love ; mutual love.
behold, thou art fair; thou hasi doves' bora cypress, a 1 Kings 4.32. THE :
1 Or, ey coomon's. 16 Behold, thou art fair, my be
k ch. 4 1.4 5.11 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses loved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is of his mouth : " for † thy love is better green. than wine.
17 The beams of our house are 3 Because of the savour of thy good cedar, and our rafters of fir.
1 Or, galleriet ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins
CHAPTER II. love thee.
The graces of the bride and her belored, and their de 4 Draw d we will run after
light in each other. 8 He inrileth her to behold the me,
beauties of spring. 14 His care of her. 16 Her thee: the king hath brought me trust in him. Pin 1915. into roisich am bhee: we will benelaI AMotherosclef Sharon, and the Eph. 2. 6. | Or, they love ber thy love more than wine : ll the 2 As the lily among thorns, so is thee upright- upright love thee. ly.
my love among the daughters. 5 I am black, but comely, 0 ye 3 As the apple tree among the trees daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of the wood, so is my beloved among of Kedar, as the curtains of Solo- the sons. + I sat down under his + Heb I de
shadow with great delight, 4 and his 6 Look not upon me, because I am fruit was sweet to my + taste.
+ Heb.pikcie. black, because the sun hath looked 4 He brought me to the + banquetupon my mother's children ing house, and his banner over me were angry with me; they made was love.
a Rev. 22. 1, 2 me the keeper of the vineyards ; 5 Stay me with flagons, + comfort + Heb. stree but mine own vineyard have I not me with apples : for I am sick of love. kept.
6 His left hand is under my head, bcb. 8. S. 7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul and his right hand doth embrace me. loveth, where thou feedest, where 7 + I charge you, O ye daughters + Heb. I ad
thou makest thy flock to rest at noon : of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the # Or, as one for why should I be ll as one that hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, that is vailed. turneth aside by the flocks of thy nor awake my love, till she please. companions ?
8 The voice of my beloved! beI ch. 5. 9. & 8 If thou know not, 'O thou fair- hold, he cometh leaping upon the
est among women, go thy way forth mountains, skipping upon the hills.
hind our wall, he looketh forth at the & ch. 2. 2, 10, 9 I have compared thee, 5 ( my love, windows, tshewing himself through + Heb. Rour 13.502.6.2: to a company of horses in Pharaoh's the lattice.
ishing. John 15. 14, chariots.
10 My beloved spake, and said unto h 2 Chr. 1. 16,
10 Thy cheeks are comely with me, ° Rise up, my love, my fair one, e rer. 18.
rows of jewels, thy neck with chains and come away. i Ez. 16. 11, 12, of gold.
11 For, lo, the winter is past, the
12 'The flowers appear on the earth;
heard in our land;
der grape give a good smell. Arise, 1 ver. 10. 14 My beloved is unto me as a clus- my love, my fair one, and come away.
jure you c ch. s. 5.
d rer. 17.
The bride's despondency.
The graces of the bride.
Ez. 13. 1.
I ser. 9. ch. 8.
Or, of di
d ch. 6. 7.
19. ch. 7. 3.
hch, 2. 17.
B. C. 14 T O my dove, that art in the
B. C. about 1014. clefts of the rock, in the secret places
about 1014. of the stairs, let me see thy counte
The belored setleth forth the graces of the bride.
8 His love for her. 16 Her desire for his pres6 ch.8.13 nance, 6 let me hear thy voice; for
sweet is thy voice, and thy counte- EHOLD, a thou art fair, my love ; , a ch. 1. 15. & nance is comely.
behold, thou art fair; thou hast A P. 80. IS. 15 Take us the foxes, the little doves' eyes within thy locks : thy bch. 6.5.
foxes, that spoil the vines : for our hair is as a 'flock of goats, that ap- | Or, that cat
of, c. id. 6. 3. & 7. 16 | My beloved is mine, and I 2 • Thy teeth are like a flock of ch. 6. 6.
am his: he feedeth among the lilies. sheep that are even shorn, which came
17 * Until the day break, and the up from the washing; whereof every
scarlet, and thy speech is comely :
d thy temples are like a piece of a The bride's despondency: 6 The splendour of the be- pomegranate within thy locks.
4 Thy neck is like the tower of ech. 7. 4. Y
him whom my soul loveth : I on there hang a thousand bucklers,
2 I will rise now, and go about the 5 5 Thy two breasts are like two See Prov, 5.
of the leopards.
69 Who is this that cometh out of 10 How fair is thy love, my sister,
11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as
Hos. 14.6, 7. pert in war: every man hath his 12 A garden tinclosed is my sister, +Heb. barred. sword upon his thigh because of fear my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountin the night.
chariot of the wood of Lebanon. pomegranates, with pleasant fruits ;
1 Or, cypress,
the chief spices :
garden, that the spices thereof may