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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ecclesiastes 1

Introduction

Overview

Ecclesiastes 1:1, The preacher shews that all human courses are vain; Ecclesiastes 1:4, because the creatures are restless in their courses, Ecclesiastes 1:9, they bring forth nothing new, and all old things are forgotten; Ecclesiastes 1:12, and because he has found it so in the studies of wisdom.

Verse 1

the Preacher: Ecclesiastes 1:12, Ecclesiastes 7:27, Ecclesiastes 12:8-10, Nehemiah 6:7, Psalms 40:9, Isaiah 61:1, Jonah 3:2, 2 Peter 2:5

king: Ecclesiastes 1:12, 1 Kings 11:42, 1 Kings 11:43, 2 Chronicles 9:30, 2 Chronicles 10:17-19

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 12:10 - Preacher 1 Timothy 2:7 - a preacher

Verse 2

Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:15, Ecclesiastes 2:17, Ecclesiastes 2:19, Ecclesiastes 2:21, Ecclesiastes 2:23, Ecclesiastes 2:26, Ecclesiastes 3:19, Ecclesiastes 4:4, Ecclesiastes 4:8, Ecclesiastes 4:16, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Ecclesiastes 6:11, Ecclesiastes 11:8, Ecclesiastes 11:10, Ecclesiastes 12:8, Psalms 39:5, Psalms 39:6, Psalms 62:9, Psalms 62:10, Psalms 144:4, Romans 8:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:17 - cursed Esther 5:13 - Yet all this Psalms 78:33 - years Psalms 119:96 - I have seen Proverbs 23:5 - that which Proverbs 30:8 - Remove Ecclesiastes 6:9 - this Ecclesiastes 7:27 - saith Jeremiah 2:13 - broken cisterns Acts 25:23 - with 1 Timothy 2:7 - a preacher

Verse 3

profit: Ecclesiastes 2:22, Ecclesiastes 3:9, Ecclesiastes 5:16, Proverbs 23:4, Proverbs 23:5, Isaiah 55:2, Habakkuk 2:13, Habakkuk 2:18, Matthew 16:26, Mark 8:36, Mark 8:37, John 6:27

under: Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:19, Ecclesiastes 4:3, Ecclesiastes 4:7, Ecclesiastes 5:18, Ecclesiastes 6:12, Ecclesiastes 7:11, Ecclesiastes 8:15-17, Ecclesiastes 9:3, Ecclesiastes 9:6, Ecclesiastes 9:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:17 - cursed Genesis 3:19 - In Psalms 119:96 - I have seen

Verse 4

One generation: Ecclesiastes 6:12, Genesis 5:3-31, Genesis 11:20-32, Genesis 36:9-19, Genesis 47:9, Exodus 1:6, Exodus 1:7, Exodus 6:16-27, Psalms 89:47, Psalms 89:48, Psalms 90:9, Psalms 90:10, Zechariah 1:5

but: Psalms 102:24-28, Psalms 104:5, Psalms 119:90, Psalms 119:91, Matthew 24:35, 2 Peter 3:10-13

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:10 - I am risen Job 21:33 - every man Luke 20:32 - died 1 Corinthians 7:31 - for

Verse 5

sun: Genesis 8:22, Psalms 19:4-6, Psalms 89:36, Psalms 89:37, Psalms 104:19-23, Jeremiah 33:20

hasteth: Heb. panteth, Joshua 10:13, Joshua 10:14, Psalms 42:1, Habakkuk 3:11

Reciprocal: Psalms 19:5 - rejoiceth Psalms 19:6 - His going

Verse 6

The wind: This verse should be connected with the preceding, and rendered, "The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose; going toward the south, and turning about unto the north. The wind whirleth about continually," etc. Alluding, in the former part, to the apparent daily motion of the sun from east to west, and to his annual course through the signs of the zodiac. Job 37:9, Job 37:17, Psalms 107:25, Psalms 107:29, Jonah 1:4, Matthew 7:24, Matthew 7:27, John 3:8, Acts 27:13-15

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 6:11 - General Song of Solomon 4:16 - Awake

Verse 7

the rivers run: Job 38:10, Job 38:11, Psalms 104:6-9

return again: Heb. return to go

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:9 - General

Verse 8

full: Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:26, Matthew 11:28, Romans 8:22, Romans 8:23

man: Ecclesiastes 4:1-4, Ecclesiastes 7:24-26

the eye: Ecclesiastes 4:8, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Ecclesiastes 5:11, Psalms 63:5, Proverbs 27:20, Proverbs 30:15, Proverbs 30:16, Matthew 5:6, Revelation 7:16, Revelation 7:17

Reciprocal: Job 5:7 - trouble

Verse 9

that hath: Ecclesiastes 3:15, Ecclesiastes 7:10, 2 Peter 2:1

and there: Isaiah 43:19, Jeremiah 31:22, Revelation 21:1, Revelation 21:5

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 6:10 - which 2 Peter 3:4 - where

Verse 10

it hath: Matthew 5:12, Matthew 23:30-32, Luke 17:26-30, Acts 7:51, 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16, 2 Timothy 3:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:1 - See Proverbs 20:14 - It is naught Ecclesiastes 3:15 - which hath

Verse 11

There is: Ecclesiastes 2:16, Psalms 9:6, Isaiah 41:22-26, Isaiah 42:9

Verse 12

Ecclesiastes 1:1, 1 Kings 4:1-19

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 17:7 - he sent 2 Chronicles 34:30 - he read Ecclesiastes 12:10 - Preacher 1 Timothy 2:7 - a preacher

Verse 13

I gave: Ecclesiastes 1:17, Ecclesiastes 7:25, Ecclesiastes 8:9, Ecclesiastes 8:16, Ecclesiastes 8:17, Psalms 111:2, Proverbs 2:2-4, Proverbs 4:7, Proverbs 18:1, Proverbs 18:15, Proverbs 23:26, 1 Timothy 4:15

this sore: Ecclesiastes 3:10, Ecclesiastes 4:4, Ecclesiastes 12:12, Genesis 3:19

to be exercised: or, to afflict them

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:17 - cursed Judges 19:16 - his work 1 Kings 3:12 - I have given Job 28:3 - searcheth Psalms 78:33 - years Psalms 119:45 - for I seek Ecclesiastes 2:18 - I hated Ecclesiastes 4:8 - it is

Verse 14

Ecclesiastes 1:17, Ecclesiastes 1:18, Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:17, Ecclesiastes 2:26, 1 Kings 4:30-32, Psalms 39:5, Psalms 39:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:17 - cursed Genesis 42:38 - bring Esther 5:13 - Yet all this Job 7:3 - months of Psalms 78:33 - years Psalms 127:2 - vain Psalms 144:4 - Man Ecclesiastes 2:15 - Then I Ecclesiastes 3:10 - General Ecclesiastes 4:3 - who Ecclesiastes 4:4 - This is Ecclesiastes 4:16 - this Ecclesiastes 6:9 - this Ecclesiastes 8:9 - this Ecclesiastes 11:10 - for Ecclesiastes 12:8 - General Jeremiah 2:13 - broken cisterns Matthew 11:28 - all

Verse 15

crooked: Ecclesiastes 3:14, Ecclesiastes 7:12, Ecclesiastes 7:13, Job 11:6, Job 34:29, Isaiah 40:4, Lamentations 3:37, Daniel 4:35, Matthew 6:27

wanting: Heb. defect

Reciprocal: Job 23:13 - who can Isaiah 42:16 - crooked John 21:25 - that even

Verse 16

communed: 2 Kings 5:20, Psalms 4:4, Psalms 77:6, Isaiah 10:7-14, Jeremiah 22:14, Ezekiel 38:10, Ezekiel 38:11, Daniel 4:30

Lo: Ecclesiastes 2:9, 1 Kings 3:12, 1 Kings 3:13, 1 Kings 4:30, 1 Kings 10:7, 1 Kings 10:23, 1 Kings 10:24, 2 Chronicles 1:10-12, 2 Chronicles 2:12, 2 Chronicles 9:22, 2 Chronicles 9:23

great experience of: Heb. seen much, Hebrews 5:14

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 4:29 - God Ecclesiastes 2:1 - said Ecclesiastes 2:15 - even to me Ecclesiastes 3:17 - said

Verse 17

I gave: Ecclesiastes 1:13, Ecclesiastes 2:3, Ecclesiastes 2:12, Ecclesiastes 7:23-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:21

I perceived: Ecclesiastes 2:10, Ecclesiastes 2:11

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 1:14 - General Ecclesiastes 5:10 - this Ecclesiastes 6:11 - General Ecclesiastes 9:1 - considered in my heart Ecclesiastes 9:3 - and madness

Verse 18

For in: Ecclesiastes 2:15, Ecclesiastes 7:16, Ecclesiastes 12:12, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Job 28:28, 1 Corinthians 3:18-20, James 3:13-17

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 1:14 - General Ecclesiastes 6:11 - General Daniel 10:16 - my sorrows

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ecclesiastes 1". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ecclesiastes-1.html.