Ecclesiastes 7:14
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New International Version
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

King James Bible
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

Darby Bible Translation
In the day of prosperity enjoy good, and in the day of adversity consider: God hath also set the one beside the other, to the end that man should find out nothing [of what shall be] after him.

World English Bible
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; yes, God has made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out anything after him.

Young's Literal Translation
In a day of prosperity be in gladness, And in a day of evil consider. Also this over-against that hath God made, To the intent that man doth not find anything after him.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the day of prosperity be joyful - When ye receive these temporal gifts from God, enjoy them, and be thankful to the Giver: but remember, this sunshine will not always last. God has balanced prosperity and adversity against each other; and were it not so, how many would put the former in the place of God himself!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the day

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

Psalm 30:11,12 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness...

Psalm 40:3 And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous...

John 16:22,23 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you...

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

but

Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know...

1 Kings 8:47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land where they were carried captives, and repent...

1 Kings 17:17,18 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore...

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers...

Job 10:1,2 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul...

Psalm 94:12,13 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law...

Psalm 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

Isaiah 22:12-14 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth...

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes...

Isaiah 42:25 Therefore he has poured on him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it has set him on fire round about...

Jeremiah 23:20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart...

Micah 6:9 The LORD's voice cries to the city, and the man of wisdom shall see your name: hear you the rod, and who has appointed it.

Haggai 1:5-7 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways...

Luke 15:17,18 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!...

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

set

Ecclesiastes 12:8,13 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity...

Hosea 2:6,7 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths...

Library
Finis Coronat Opus
'Better is the end of a thing than the beginning.'--ECCLES. vii. 8. This Book of Ecclesiastes is the record of a quest after the chief good. The Preacher tries one thing after another, and tells his experiences. Amongst these are many blunders. It is the final lesson which he would have us learn, not the errors through which he reached it. 'The conclusion of the whole matter' is what he would commend to us, and to it he cleaves his way through a number of bitter exaggerations and of partial truths
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Eusebius' Accession to the Bishopric of Cæsarea.
Not long after the close of the persecution, Eusebius became bishop of Cæsarea in Palestine, his own home, and held the position until his death. The exact date of his accession cannot be ascertained, indeed we cannot say that it did not take place even before the close of the persecution, but that is hardly probable; in fact, we know of no historian who places it earlier than 313. His immediate predecessor in the episcopate was Agapius, whom he mentions in terms of praise in H. E. VII. 32.
Eusebius Pamphilius—Church History

Columban.
THE wild districts of Ireland were occupied with convents, after the example of Patrick, and cultivated by the hard labour of the monks. The Irish convents were distinguished by their strict Christian discipline, their diligence and their zeal in the study of the Scriptures, and of science in general, as far as they had the means of acquiring it. Irish monks brought learning from Britain and Gaul, they treasured up this learning and elaborated it in the solitude of the convent, and they are said
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places

Sanctification.
VI. Objections answered. I will consider those passages of scripture which are by some supposed to contradict the doctrine we have been considering. 1 Kings viii. 46: "If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near," etc. On this passage, I remark:-- 1. That this sentiment in nearly the same language, is repeated in 2 Chron. vi. 26, and in Eccl.
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Cross References
Deuteronomy 8:5
Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.

Deuteronomy 26:11
Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the LORD your God has given to you and your household.

Job 2:10
He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

Ecclesiastes 3:22
So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?

Ecclesiastes 8:7
Since no one knows the future, who can tell someone else what is to come?

Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Ecclesiastes 10:14
and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell someone else what will happen after them?

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