What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again.
To increase knowledge only increases distress.
(Proverbs 1:18, Living Bible)
There is a time for everything.
The basic motive for success is the driving force of envy and jealousy.
(Ecclesiastes 4:4, Living Bible)
Pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.
Don’t say any more than you have to.
God has no pleasure in fools.
Dreaming instead of doing is foolishness.
(Ecclesiastes 5:7, Living Bible)
The profit of the earth is for all.
The day you die is better than the day you were born.
The end of something is better than the beginning.
Don’t long for the “good old days,” for you don’t know whether they were any better than these.
(Ecclesiastes 7:10, Living Bible)
Don’t fight the facts of nature.
(Ecclesiastes 7:13, Living Bible)
Be not morbidly exacting and externally righteous overmuch, neither strive to make yourself pretentiously appear otherwise.
Tackle every task that comes along and if you fear God you can expect his blessing.
(Ecclesiastes 7:18, Living Bible)
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.
God made us plain and simple, but we have made ourselves very complicated.
Because God does not punish sinners instantly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.
(Ecclesiastes 8:11, Living Bible)
All things come to all alike.
Everyone who is alive in the world of the living has some hope.
Give generously, for your gifts will return later.
(Ecclesiastes 11:1, Living Bible)
It is wonderful to be alive!
(Ecclesiastes 11:7, Living Bible)
Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.