The Book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 8 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 8. Who is like a wise man And who knows the interpretation of a Thing A man's Wisdom makes his face shine And the sternness of his face is changed I say keep the king's commandment for The sake of your oath to God Do not be Hasty to go from his presence Do not take your stand for an evil thing For he does whatever pleases him Where the word of a king is there is Power And who may say to him what are you Doing He who keeps his command will experience Nothing harmful And a wise man's heart discerns both Time and judgment Because for every matter there is a time And judgment Though the misery of man increases Greatly For he does not know what will happen So who can tell him when it will occur No one has power over the spirit to Retain the spirit And no one has power in the day of death There is no release from that war And wickedness will not deliver those Who are given to it All this I have seen and applied my Heart to every work that is done under The sun

There is a time in which one man rules Over another to his own hurt Then I saw the wicked buried who had Come and gone from the place of holiness And they were forgotten in the city Where they had so done This also is Vanity Because the sentence against an evil Work is not executed speedily Therefore the heart of the sons of men Is fully set in them to do evil Though a sinner does evil a hundred Times and his days are prolonged Yet I surely know that it will be well With those who fear God Who fear before him But it will not be well with the wicked Nor will he prolong his days which are As a shadow Because he does not fear before God There is a vanity which occurs on Earth But there are just men to whom it Happens according to the work of the Wicked Again there are wicked men to whom it Happens according to the work of the Righteous I said that this also is Vanity So I commended enjoyment Because a man has nothing better Under The Sun than to eat drink and be merry For this will remain with him in his Labor all the days of his life which God Gives him under the sun

When I applied my heart to no wisdom and To see the business that is done on Earth Even though one sees No Sleep day or Night Then I saw all the work of God The demand cannot find out the work that Is done under the sun For though a man labors to discover it Yet he will not find it Moreover though A wise man attempts to Know it He will not be able to find it

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