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Ecclesiastes 5

Overview

Ecclesiastes 5:1, Vanities in divine service; Ecclesiastes 5:8, in murmuring against oppression; Ecclesiastes 5:9, and in riches; Ecclesiastes 5:18, Joy in riches is the gift of God.

Verse 1

thy foot: Genesis 28:16, Genesis 28:17, Exodus 3:5, Leviticus 10:3, Joshua 5:15, 2 Chronicles 26:16, Psalms 89:7, Isaiah 1:12-20, 1 Corinthians 11:22, Hebrews 12:28, Hebrews 12:29

ready: Acts 10:33, Acts 17:11, James 1:19, 1 Peter 2:1, 1 Peter 2:2

give: Genesis 4:3-5, 1 Samuel 13:12, 1 Samuel 13:13, 1 Samuel 15:21, 1 Samuel 15:22, Psalms 50:8-18, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27, Isaiah 1:12-15, Isaiah 66:3, Jeremiah 7:21-23, Hosea 6:6, Hosea 6:7, Malachi 1:10, Malachi 1:11, Hebrews 10:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:20 - vowed Genesis 35:2 - clean Exodus 19:21 - break Exodus 20:26 - thy nakedness Leviticus 14:25 - General Leviticus 19:30 - reverence Judges 11:30 - General Job 35:13 - God Ecclesiastes 5:6 - thy mouth Acts 7:33 - Put

Verse 2

not rash: Genesis 18:27, Genesis 18:30, Genesis 18:32, Genesis 28:20, Genesis 28:22, Numbers 30:2-5, Judges 11:30, 1 Samuel 14:24-45, Mark 6:23

thing: or, word

for: Psalms 115:3, Isaiah 55:9, Matthew 6:9, let thy, Ecclesiastes 5:3, Ecclesiastes 5:7, Proverbs 10:19, Matthew 6:7, James 3:2

Reciprocal: Leviticus 5:4 - to do evil Joshua 9:18 - had sworn Judges 11:35 - have opened Judges 21:1 - There 1 Kings 8:30 - and hear 2 Chronicles 6:21 - thy dwelling place Nehemiah 10:28 - every one Job 22:12 - not God Job 31:30 - mouth Proverbs 15:28 - heart Proverbs 29:20 - Seest Ecclesiastes 5:6 - thy mouth Matthew 14:9 - the oath's Matthew 15:9 - in Luke 11:2 - When James 1:19 - slow to speak

Verse 3

a fool's: Ecclesiastes 10:12-14, Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 15:2

Reciprocal: Job 13:5 - and it Proverbs 14:23 - but Proverbs 17:28 - General Ecclesiastes 5:2 - for Ecclesiastes 5:7 - in the Ecclesiastes 10:3 - and he Ecclesiastes 10:14 - fool Matthew 6:7 - use James 1:19 - slow to speak

Verse 4

vowest: Genesis 28:20, Genesis 35:1, Genesis 35:3, Numbers 30:2, Deuteronomy 23:21-23, Psalms 50:14, Psalms 76:11, Psalms 119:106, Isaiah 19:21, Matthew 5:33

for: Psalms 147:10, Psalms 147:11, Malachi 1:10, Hebrews 10:6

pay: Psalms 66:13, Psalms 66:14, Psalms 116:14, Psalms 116:16-18, Jonah 2:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:7 - built Leviticus 22:18 - vows Leviticus 22:21 - to accomplish Leviticus 27:2 - a singular vow Deuteronomy 23:23 - That which Judges 11:30 - General 1 Samuel 1:11 - vowed 2 Samuel 15:8 - thy servant Job 22:27 - pay thy Psalms 5:5 - The Psalms 22:25 - I will Psalms 56:12 - Thy Proverbs 20:25 - after Jonah 1:16 - made Malachi 1:14 - which hath in his flock Mark 12:17 - and to Mark 14:4 - Why Acts 5:3 - to keep

Verse 5

Deuteronomy 23:22, Proverbs 20:25, Acts 5:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:7 - built Leviticus 22:21 - to accomplish Leviticus 27:2 - a singular vow Numbers 30:2 - he shall do Deuteronomy 23:21 - General Deuteronomy 23:23 - That which Judges 11:30 - General Nehemiah 5:13 - the people Psalms 22:25 - I will Psalms 50:14 - pay Psalms 116:18 - General Psalms 119:106 - sworn Jonah 2:9 - I will pay Malachi 1:14 - which hath in his flock Mark 12:17 - and to

Verse 6

thy mouth: Ecclesiastes 5:1, Ecclesiastes 5:2, James 1:26, James 3:2

before: Or, "before the messenger," hammalach, the priest whose business it was to take cognizance of vows and offerings. Leviticus 5:4, Leviticus 5:5, Genesis 48:16, Hosea 12:4, Hosea 12:5, Malachi 2:7, Malachi 3:1, Acts 7:30-35, 1 Corinthians 11:10, 1 Timothy 5:21, Hebrews 1:14

it was: Leviticus 5:4-6, Leviticus 27:9, Leviticus 27:10

destroy: Haggai 1:9-11, Haggai 2:14-17, 1 Corinthians 3:13-15, 2 John 1:8

Reciprocal: Joshua 9:18 - had sworn Job 31:30 - mouth Proverbs 10:17 - erreth Proverbs 15:28 - heart

Verse 7

in the: Ecclesiastes 5:3, Matthew 12:36

but: Ecclesiastes 7:18, Ecclesiastes 8:12, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Proverbs 23:17, Isaiah 50:10, Isaiah 50:11

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 5:2 - for Ecclesiastes 6:11 - General Matthew 6:7 - use Matthew 10:28 - him Colossians 3:22 - fearing

Verse 8

thou seest: Ecclesiastes 3:16, Ecclesiastes 4:1, Psalms 12:5, Psalms 55:9, Psalms 58:11, Proverbs 8:17, Habakkuk 1:2, Habakkuk 1:3, Habakkuk 1:13

marvel: Zechariah 8:6, 1 John 3:13, Revelation 17:6, Revelation 17:7

matter: Heb. will, or purpose, Isaiah 10:5-7, Isaiah 10:12, Isaiah 46:10, Isaiah 46:11, Habakkuk 1:12, Acts 4:27, Acts 4:28, Romans 11:33

for: Isaiah 57:15, Luke 1:32, Luke 1:35, Luke 1:76

regardeth: 1 Kings 21:19, 1 Kings 21:20, Job 20:19-29, Job 27:8-23, Psalms 10:17, Psalms 10:18, Psalms 12:5, Psalms 58:10, Psalms 58:11, Psalms 82:1, Psalms 83:18, Psalms 140:11, Psalms 140:12, Isaiah 3:15, Isaiah 5:7, Isaiah 59:13-16, Jeremiah 22:17-19, Ezekiel 22:6-14, Amos 5:12, Amos 6:2-6, Amos 6:12, Amos 8:4-7, Micah 2:1-3, Micah 2:9, Micah 3:1-4, Micah 3:9-12, Micah 6:10-13, Zechariah 7:9-13, Malachi 3:5, James 2:13, James 5:2-7

higher than they: 1 Chronicles 21:15, 1 Chronicles 21:16, Psalms 95:3, Isaiah 37:36, Matthew 13:41, Matthew 13:42, Acts 12:7-10, Acts 12:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:12 - I have seen Exodus 3:9 - and I have Exodus 5:19 - evil case Exodus 23:6 - General Leviticus 25:14 - General Deuteronomy 24:17 - pervert 1 Kings 21:14 - Naboth is stoned 2 Chronicles 19:6 - ye judge Esther 7:6 - this wicked Job 11:11 - he seeth Job 17:8 - astonied Job 21:22 - he judgeth Job 24:23 - yet his eyes Job 33:27 - perverted Job 34:19 - princes Psalms 37:7 - the man Psalms 46:4 - most Psalms 92:8 - art most Psalms 94:20 - throne Psalms 109:31 - to save Proverbs 3:31 - the oppressor Proverbs 14:31 - that oppresseth Proverbs 24:12 - doth not he that Ecclesiastes 8:9 - there is Amos 4:1 - which oppress John 19:13 - and sat Acts 24:25 - judgment Ephesians 6:9 - knowing Colossians 4:1 - ye 1 Thessalonians 4:6 - the Lord James 2:6 - Do

Verse 9

the profit: Genesis 1:29, Genesis 1:30, Genesis 3:17-19, Psalms 104:14, Psalms 104:15, Psalms 115:16, Proverbs 13:23, Proverbs 27:23-27, Proverbs 28:19, Jeremiah 40:10-12

the king: 1 Samuel 8:12-17, 1 Kings 4:7-23, 1 Chronicles 27:26-31

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:23 - till Genesis 9:20 - an husbandman 1 Corinthians 12:22 - General

Verse 10

He that: The more he gets, the more he would get; for Crescit amor nummi, quantum ipsa pecunia crescit, "The love of money increases, in proportion as money itself increases." Ecclesiastes 4:8, Ecclesiastes 6:7, Psalms 52:1, Psalms 52:7, Psalms 62:10, Proverbs 30:15, Proverbs 30:16, Habakkuk 2:5-7, Matthew 6:19, Matthew 6:24, Luke 12:15, 1 Timothy 6:10

this: Ecclesiastes 1:17, Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:17, Ecclesiastes 2:18, Ecclesiastes 2:26, Ecclesiastes 3:19, Ecclesiastes 4:4, Ecclesiastes 4:8, Ecclesiastes 4:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:6 - General Exodus 20:17 - thy neighbour's house Proverbs 15:6 - in the revenues Proverbs 15:16 - great Proverbs 27:20 - so Ecclesiastes 1:2 - General Ecclesiastes 1:8 - the eye Ecclesiastes 2:22 - hath man Isaiah 56:11 - can never have enough Ezekiel 7:19 - they shall not Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness Mark 4:19 - the deceitfulness 1 John 2:16 - and the lust

Verse 11

they: Genesis 12:16, Genesis 13:2, Genesis 13:5-7, 1 Kings 4:22, 1 Kings 4:23, 1 Kings 5:13-16, Nehemiah 5:17, Nehemiah 5:18, Psalms 119:36, Psalms 119:37

what: Ecclesiastes 6:9, Ecclesiastes 11:9, Joshua 7:21-25, Proverbs 23:5, Jeremiah 17:11, Habakkuk 2:13, 1 John 2:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:6 - General Exodus 20:17 - thy neighbour's house Proverbs 27:20 - so Ecclesiastes 1:8 - the eye Ecclesiastes 2:22 - hath man Ecclesiastes 6:8 - what hath the wise Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness John 6:27 - the meat

Verse 12

Psalms 4:8, Psalms 127:2, Proverbs 3:24, Jeremiah 31:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:15 - fed me Judges 19:16 - his work Psalms 104:23 - General Ecclesiastes 2:23 - his heart Ecclesiastes 8:16 - there is that

Verse 13

a sore: Ecclesiastes 4:8, Ecclesiastes 6:1, Ecclesiastes 6:2

riches: Ecclesiastes 8:9, Genesis 13:5-11, Genesis 14:16, Genesis 19:14, Genesis 19:26, Genesis 19:31-38, Proverbs 1:11-13, Proverbs 1:19, Proverbs 1:32, Proverbs 11:4, Proverbs 11:24, Proverbs 11:25, Isaiah 2:20, Isaiah 32:6-8, Zephaniah 1:18, Luke 12:16-21, Luke 16:1-13, Luke 16:19, Luke 16:22, Luke 16:23, Luke 18:22, Luke 18:23, Luke 19:8, 1 Timothy 6:9, 1 Timothy 6:10, James 2:5-7, James 5:1-4

Reciprocal: Joshua 7:24 - took Achan Esther 8:2 - Esther set Job 20:20 - Surely Psalms 49:10 - leave Proverbs 4:23 - with all diligence Proverbs 23:5 - riches Ecclesiastes 2:18 - I should Ecclesiastes 5:16 - a sore Ecclesiastes 10:5 - an evil Jeremiah 17:11 - shall leave Jeremiah 48:36 - the riches Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness 1 Timothy 6:17 - uncertain riches

Verse 14

those: Ecclesiastes 2:26, Job 5:5, Job 20:15-29, Job 27:16, Job 27:17, Psalms 39:6, Proverbs 23:5, Haggai 1:9, Haggai 2:16, Haggai 2:17, Matthew 6:19, Matthew 6:20

and he: 1 Samuel 2:6-8, 1 Samuel 2:36, 1 Kings 14:26, Psalms 109:9-12

Reciprocal: Esther 8:2 - Esther set Job 20:20 - Surely Proverbs 8:18 - durable Proverbs 13:11 - Wealth Ecclesiastes 2:18 - I should Jeremiah 48:36 - the riches Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness Luke 12:20 - then 1 Timothy 6:17 - uncertain riches James 5:1 - ye 1 Peter 1:7 - that

Verse 15

Job 1:21, Psalms 49:17, Luke 12:20, 1 Timothy 6:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:19 - till Job 5:7 - trouble Ecclesiastes 11:8 - All that James 1:11 - so

Verse 16

a sore: Ecclesiastes 5:13, Ecclesiastes 2:22, Ecclesiastes 2:23

what: 1 Samuel 12:21, Jeremiah 2:8, Mark 8:36

for: Ecclesiastes 1:3, Proverbs 11:29, Isaiah 26:18, Hosea 8:7, John 6:27

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 3:9 - General Ecclesiastes 6:2 - vanity Ecclesiastes 7:15 - have I Ecclesiastes 8:12 - a sinner Ecclesiastes 11:8 - All that 1 Timothy 6:7 - we brought

Verse 17

he eateth: Genesis 3:17, 1 Kings 17:12, Job 21:25, Psalms 78:33, Psalms 102:9, Psalms 127:2, Ezekiel 4:16, Ezekiel 4:17

much: 2 Kings 1:2, 2 Kings 1:6, 2 Kings 5:27, 2 Chronicles 16:10-12, 2 Chronicles 24:24, 2 Chronicles 24:25, Psalms 90:7-11, Proverbs 1:27-29, Acts 12:23, 1 Corinthians 11:30-32

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:9 - be silent Psalms 13:2 - sorrow Ecclesiastes 2:22 - hath man Ecclesiastes 6:3 - so Ecclesiastes 7:15 - have I

Verse 18

it is good and comely: Heb. there is a good which is comely, etc. Ecclesiastes 2:24, Ecclesiastes 3:12, Ecclesiastes 3:13, Ecclesiastes 3:22, Ecclesiastes 8:15, Ecclesiastes 9:7, Ecclesiastes 11:9, 1 Timothy 6:17

the days: Heb. the number of the days

it is his: Ecclesiastes 2:10, Ecclesiastes 3:22, Jeremiah 52:34

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:15 - fed me Nehemiah 8:10 - Go your way Psalms 128:2 - thou shalt eat Ecclesiastes 1:3 - under Ecclesiastes 2:18 - I hated Ecclesiastes 6:9 - Better Ecclesiastes 9:9 - for Ecclesiastes 11:8 - rejoice 1 Corinthians 7:31 - use 1 Timothy 4:3 - which

Verse 19

to whom: Ecclesiastes 2:24, Ecclesiastes 3:13, Ecclesiastes 6:2, Deuteronomy 8:18, 1 Kings 3:13

this is: Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:12 - riches Job 1:21 - the Lord gave Psalms 128:2 - thou shalt eat Proverbs 21:20 - treasure 1 Timothy 6:17 - richly

Verse 20

For he shall not much remember: or, Though he give not much, yet he rembemereth, etc. Psalms 37:16

because: Deuteronomy 28:8-12, Deuteronomy 28:47, Psalms 4:6, Psalms 4:7, Isaiah 64:5, Isaiah 65:13, Isaiah 65:14, Isaiah 65:21-24, Romans 5:1, Romans 5:5-11

Reciprocal: Job 11:16 - Because

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ecclesiastes-5.html.