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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Ecclesiastes 9

Verse 10

there is no work

Ecclesiastes 9:10 is no more a divine revelation concerning the state of the dead than any other conclusion of "the Preacher" Ecclesiastes 1:1 is such a revelation. Reasoning from the standpoint of man "under the sun" the natural man can see no difference between a dead man and a dead lion. Ecclesiastes 9:4. A living dog is better than either. No one would quote Ecclesiastes 9:2 as a divine revelation. These reasonings of man apart from divine revelation are set down by inspiration just as the words of Satan; Genesis 3:4; Job 2:4; Job 2:5 are so set down. But that life and consciousness continue between death and resurrection is directly affirmed in Scripture.; Isaiah 14:9-11; Matthew 22:32; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-31; John 11:26; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8; Philippians 1:21-23; Revelation 6:9-11.

grave Heb. "Sheol," (See Scofield "Habakkuk 2:5").

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Ecclesiastes 9". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/ecclesiastes-9.html. 1917.