Ecclesiastes 7:6
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New Living Translation
A fool's laughter is quickly gone, like thorns crackling in a fire. This also is meaningless.

King James Bible
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

Darby Bible Translation
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.

World English Bible
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.

Young's Literal Translation
For as the noise of thorns under the pot, So is the laughter of a fool, even this is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 7:6 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:6 Thorns - Which for a time make a great noise and blaze, but presently go out.

Ecclesiastes 7:6 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Of the First Covenant Made with Man
Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
The law of God originates in his nature, but the attributes of his creatures are due to his sovereignty. The former is, accordingly, to be viewed as necessarily obligatory on the moral subjects of his government, and the latter--which are all consistent with the holiness of the Divine nature, are to be considered as called into exercise according to his appointment. Hence, also, the law of God is independent of his creatures, though made known on their account; but the operation of their attributes
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Adam's Sin
Q-15: WHAT WAS THE SIN WHEREBY OUR FIRST PARENTS FELL FROM THE ESTATE WHEREIN THEY WERE CREATED? A: That sin was eating the forbidden fruit. 'She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband.' Gen 3:3. Here is implied, 1. That our first parents fell from their estate of innocence. 2. The sin by which they fell, was eating the forbidden fruit. I. Our first parents fell from their glorious state of innocence. God made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.' Eccl
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
To the Abbots Assembled at Soissons [45] Bernard urges the abbots zealously to perform the duty for which they had met. He recommends to them a great desire of spiritual progress, and begs them not to be delayed in their work if lukewarm and lax persons should perhaps murmur. To the Reverend Abbots met in the name of the Lord in Chapter at Soissons, brother Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, the servant of their Holiness, health and prayer that they may see, establish, and observe the things which are
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Psalm 58:9
God will sweep them away, both young and old, faster than a pot heats over burning thorns.

Psalm 118:12
They swarmed around me like bees; they blazed against me like a crackling fire. But I destroyed them all with the authority of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 2:2
So I said, "Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?"

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