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Ecclesiastes 6

Overview

Ecclesiastes 6:1, The vanity of riches without use; Ecclesiastes 6:3, though a man have many children and a long life; Ecclesiastes 6:7, The vanity of sight and wandering desires; Ecclesiastes 6:10, The conclusion of vanities.

Verse 1

Ecclesiastes 5:13

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 9:13 - General Ecclesiastes 10:5 - an evil

Verse 2

a man: Ecclesiastes 5:19, 1 Kings 3:13, 1 Chronicles 29:25, 1 Chronicles 29:28, 2 Chronicles 1:11, Daniel 5:18

so: Ecclesiastes 2:4-10, Deuteronomy 8:7-10, Judges 18:10, Job 21:9-15, Psalms 17:14, Psalms 73:7, Luke 12:19, Luke 12:20

yet: A man may possess much earthly goods, and yet have neither the heart nor power to enjoy them. Possession and fruition are not necessarily joined together; and this is also among the vanities of life, and was and still is a very "common evil among men." It belongs to God as much to give the power to enjoy, as it does to give earthly blessings.

but: Deuteronomy 28:33, Deuteronomy 28:43, Psalms 39:6, Lamentations 5:2, Hosea 7:9

vanity: Ecclesiastes 4:4, Ecclesiastes 4:8, Ecclesiastes 5:16

Reciprocal: Job 21:25 - never Ecclesiastes 2:24 - that it Ecclesiastes 3:13 - General Ecclesiastes 5:13 - a sore Ecclesiastes 6:9 - this Zechariah 9:6 - General

Verse 3

a man: Genesis 33:5, 1 Samuel 2:20, 1 Samuel 2:21, 2 Kings 10:1, 1 Chronicles 28:5, 2 Chronicles 11:21, Esther 5:11, Psalms 127:4, Psalms 127:5, Proverbs 17:6

so: Ecclesiastes 5:17-19, Genesis 47:9

and also: 2 Kings 9:35, Esther 7:10, Esther 9:14, Esther 9:15, Isaiah 14:19, Isaiah 14:20, Jeremiah 22:19, Jeremiah 36:30

that an: Ecclesiastes 4:3, Job 3:16, Psalms 58:8, Matthew 26:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:15 - buried Genesis 23:4 - burying place Genesis 23:19 - General Genesis 50:5 - bury me 2 Kings 9:37 - the carcase Job 3:10 - it shut not Job 3:13 - then had I been at rest Ecclesiastes 6:6 - yet Ecclesiastes 6:7 - appetite Isaiah 14:18 - all of Jeremiah 8:2 - they shall be Jeremiah 20:17 - he slew Hosea 9:11 - from the birth Revelation 11:9 - and shall not

Verse 4

his name: Psalms 109:13

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:21 - darkness

Verse 5

this: Job 3:10-13, Job 14:1, Psalms 58:8, Psalms 90:7-9

Verse 6

though: Genesis 5:5, Genesis 5:23, Genesis 5:24, Isaiah 65:22

yet: Ecclesiastes 6:3, Job 7:7, Psalms 4:6, Psalms 4:7, Psalms 34:12, Isaiah 65:20, Jeremiah 17:6

do: Ecclesiastes 3:20, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Job 1:21, Job 30:23, Hebrews 9:27

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 11:8 - General

Verse 7

the labour: Genesis 3:17-19, Proverbs 16:26, Matthew 6:25, John 6:27, 1 Timothy 6:6-8

appetite: Heb. soul, Ecclesiastes 6:3, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Luke 12:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:15 - fed me Psalms 127:2 - the bread Proverbs 27:20 - so Ecclesiastes 2:22 - hath man

Verse 8

what hath the wise: Ecclesiastes 2:14-16, Ecclesiastes 5:11

the poor: Genesis 17:1, Psalms 101:2, Psalms 116:9, Proverbs 19:1, Luke 1:6, 1 Timothy 6:17

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 2:16 - how Ecclesiastes 2:22 - hath man Romans 3:1 - advantage

Verse 9

Better: Ecclesiastes 2:24, Ecclesiastes 3:12, Ecclesiastes 3:13, Ecclesiastes 5:18

wandering of the desire: Heb. walking of the soul, Job 31:7, Proverbs 30:15, Proverbs 30:16, Jeremiah 2:20

this: Ecclesiastes 6:2, Ecclesiastes 1:2, Ecclesiastes 1:14, Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:22, Ecclesiastes 2:23, Ecclesiastes 4:4

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:1 - all Solomon's 1 Kings 9:19 - that which Solomon desired 1 Kings 21:4 - And he laid him Psalms 101:3 - set Proverbs 17:24 - the eyes Ecclesiastes 2:10 - whatsoever Ecclesiastes 2:17 - for Ecclesiastes 5:11 - what Isaiah 57:17 - in the 2 Corinthians 6:12 - are not

Verse 10

which: Ecclesiastes 1:9-11, Ecclesiastes 3:15

and it: Genesis 3:9, Genesis 3:17-19, Job 14:1-4, Psalms 39:6, Psalms 82:6, Psalms 82:7, Psalms 103:15

neither: Job 9:3, Job 9:4, Job 9:32, Job 33:13, Job 40:2, Isaiah 45:9, Isaiah 45:10, Jeremiah 49:19, Romans 9:19, Romans 9:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 8:28 - entreat 2 Samuel 2:22 - wherefore Job 16:21 - plead

Verse 11

Ecclesiastes 1:6-9, Ecclesiastes 1:17, Ecclesiastes 1:18, Ecclesiastes 2:3-11, Ecclesiastes 3:19, Ecclesiastes 4:1-4, Ecclesiastes 4:8, Ecclesiastes 4:16, Ecclesiastes 5:7, Psalms 73:6, Hosea 12:1

Reciprocal: Job 7:16 - my days Psalms 39:6 - surely Ecclesiastes 1:2 - General Ecclesiastes 4:4 - This is Ecclesiastes 11:8 - All that Luke 10:41 - many Romans 3:1 - advantage 1 Corinthians 15:19 - this

Verse 12

who knoweth: Ecclesiastes 2:3, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Psalms 4:6, Psalms 16:5, Psalms 17:15, Psalms 47:4, Lamentations 3:24-27, Micah 6:8

the days of his vain life: Heb. the number of the days of the life of his vanity, Ecclesiastes 8:13, Ecclesiastes 9:6, 1 Chronicles 29:15, Job 8:9, Job 14:2, Psalms 39:5, Psalms 39:6, Psalms 89:47, Psalms 90:10-12, Psalms 102:11, Psalms 109:23, Psalms 144:4, James 4:14

for who can: Ecclesiastes 3:22, Ecclesiastes 8:7, Job 14:21

Reciprocal: Job 7:16 - my days Job 17:7 - shadow Ecclesiastes 1:3 - under Ecclesiastes 1:4 - One generation Ecclesiastes 7:15 - have I Ecclesiastes 9:9 - all the days of the life Ecclesiastes 10:14 - a man Ecclesiastes 12:8 - General Luke 8:42 - and she 1 Corinthians 7:29 - the time

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ecclesiastes 6". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ecclesiastes-6.html.