BEST it is the good reputation that the good ointment; and the day of death than the day of birth.
two Best It is to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feast: because that is the end of all men; and he who lives will stop lying.
3 Best it is anger that laughter: because with the sadness of the face the heart will be mend.
4 The heart of the wise, in the house of mourning; but the heart of the foolish, in the house of pleasure.
5 Best It is to hear the rebuke of the wise, than the song of fools.
6 Because the laughter of the fool is like the noise of the thorns under the pot. And this is vanity too.
7 Certainly oppression makes the wise mad: and the present corrupts the heart.
8 Better is the end of the business than its beginning: better is the end of esp
spirit than the lofty spirit.
9 Do not be hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.
10 Never say: What is the cause that the past times were better than these? Because you will never ask wisely about this.
eleven Good is science with inheritance; and more to those who see the sun.
12 For science is a shield, and money is a shield: but wisdom exceeds in that it gives life to its possessors.
13 Look at the Lord's work; for who can make straight what he has made crooked?
14 On the day of good enjoy good; and consider in the day of evil. YAHVEH also did this before the other, so that man does not find anything behind him.
fifteen All this I have seen in the days of my vanity. There is a righteous man who perishes for his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his days because of his wickedness.
16 Do not be too fair, nor be too wise: why will you destroy yourself?
17 Do not do much wrong, nor be foolish: why will you die before your time?
18 It is good that you take this, and also from this another do not take your hand away; for he who fears the Lord will come out with everything.
19 Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty the city in which they were.
twenty Certainly there is no just man on earth, who does good and never sins.
twenty-one Neither apply your heart to all the things that are spoken, lest you hear your servant saying bad things about you:
22 Because your heart knows, as you also said bad about others many times.
2. 3 All these things I tried wisely, saying: I have become wise: but she is far from me.
24 Far is what was; and the very deep who will find it?
25 I have surrounded with my heart by knowing, and examining, and inquiring wisdom, and reason; and for knowing the wickedness of folly, and the madness of error;
26 And I have found the woman more bitter than death, which is nets, and ties her heart; his hands like ligatures. He who pleases God will escape from it; but the sinner will be imprisoned in it.
27 Behold, this I have found, says the Preacher, weighing things one by one to find the reason;
28 What my soul still seeks, and I cannot find: one man among a thousand I have found; but woman of all these I never found.
29 Behold, I have only found this: that the Lord made man upright, but they searched for many accounts
Book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 7