Ecclesiastes 9:1
Good News Translation
I thought long and hard about all this and saw that God controls the actions of wise and righteous people, even their love and their hate. No one knows anything about what lies ahead.

Contemporary English Version
I thought about these things. Then I understood that God has power over everyone, even those who are wise and live right. Anything can happen to any one of us, and so we never know if life will be good or bad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All these things have I considered in my heart, that I might carefully understand them: there are just men and wise men, and their works are in the hand of God: and yet man knoweth not whether he be worthy of love, or hatred:

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All these things have I considered in my heart, that I might carefully understand them: there are just men and wise men, and their works are in the hand of God: and yet man knoweth not whether he be worthy of love, or hatred:

considered in my heart

Ecclesiastes 1:17 And I have given my heart to know prudence, and learning, and errors, and folly: and I have perceived that in these also there was labour, and vexation of spirit,

Ecclesiastes 7:25 I have surveyed all things with my mind, to know, and consider, and seek out wisdom and reason: and to know the wickedness of the fool, and the error of the imprudent:

Ecclesiastes 8:16 And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to understand the distraction that is upon earth: for there are some that day and night take no sleep with their eyes.

Ecclesiastes 12:9,10 And whereas Ecclesiastes was very wise, he taught the people, and declared the things that he had done: and seeking out, he set forth many parables. . . .

that the

Ecclesiastes 8:14 There is also another vanity, which is done upon the earth. There are just men to whom evils happen, as though they had done the works of the wicked: and there are wicked men, who are as secure as though they had the deeds of the just: but this also I judge most vain.

Deuteronomy 33:3 He hath loved the people, all the saints are in his hand: and they that approach to his feet, shall receive of his doctrine.

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; because no man shall prevail by his own strength.

2 Samuel 15:25,26 And the king said to Sadoc: Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find grace in the sight of the Lord, he will bring me again, and he will shew me it, and his tabernacle. . . .

Job 5:8 Wherefore I will pray to the Lord, and address my speech to God:

Psalm 10:14 Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow: that thou mayst deliver them into thy hands. To thee is the poor man left: thou wilt be a helper to the orphan.

Psalm 31:5 Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.

Psalm 37:5,6 Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it. . . .

Proverbs 16:3 Lay open thy works to the Lord: and thy thoughts shall be directed.

Isaiah 26:12 Lord, thou wilt give us peace: for thou hast wrought all our works for us.

Isaiah 49:1-4 Give ear, ye islands, and hearken, ye people from afar. The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful of my name. . . .

Jeremiah 1:18,19 For behold I have made thee this day a fortified city, and a pillar of iron, and a wall of brass, over all the land, to the kings of Juda, to the princes thereof, and to the priests, and to the people of the land. . . .

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:5-15 The ministers of him whom you have believed: and to every one as the Lord hath given. . . .

2 Timothy 1:12 For which cause, I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed. For I know whom I have believed and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him, against that day.

1 Peter 1:5 Who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.

no man

Ecclesiastes 7:15 These things also I saw in the days of my vanity: A just man perisheth in his justice, and a wicked man liveth a long time in his wickedness.

Psalm 73:3,11-13 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners. . . .

Malachi 3:15-18 Wherefore now we call the proud people happy, for they that work wickedness are built up, and they have tempted God and are preserved. . . .

Context
Death Comes to Good and Bad
1All these things have I considered in my heart, that I might carefully understand them: there are just men and wise men, and their works are in the hand of God: and yet man knoweth not whether he be worthy of love, or hatred:2But all things are kept uncertain for the time to come, because all things equally happen to the just and to the wicked, to the good and to the evil, to the clean and to the unclean, to him that offereth victims, and to him that despiseth sacrifices. As the good is, so also is the sinner: as the perjured, so he also that sweareth truth.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:3
He hath loved the people, all the saints are in his hand: and they that approach to his feet, shall receive of his doctrine.

Job 12:10
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit of all flesh of man.

Psalm 119:109
My soul is continually in my hands: and I have not forgotten thy law.

Ecclesiastes 9:6
Their love also, and their hatred, and their envy are all perished, neither have they any part in this world, and in the work that is done under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 10:14
A fool multiplieth words. A man cannot tell what hath been before him: and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

Jeremiah 43:6
Men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters, and every soul, which Nabuzardan the general had left with Godolias the son of Ahicam the son of Saphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Nerias.

Additional Translations
So I took all this to heart and concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their deeds, are in God’s hands. Man does not know what lies ahead, whether love or hate.For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it be love or hatred, man knoweth it not; all is before them.

I saw that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: yea, there is no man that knows either love or hatred, though all are before their face.

For all this I laid to my heart and [indeed] to investigate all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; man knoweth neither love nor hatred: all is before them.

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this; that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: whether it be love or hatred, man knoweth it not; all is before them.

For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn't know it; all is before them.

But all this I have laid unto my heart, so as to clear up the whole of this, that the righteous and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God, neither love nor hatred doth man know, the whole is before them.
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