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Ecclesiastes 9

Overview

Ecclesiastes 9:1, Like things happen to good and bad; Ecclesiastes 9:4, There is a necessity of death unto men; Ecclesiastes 9:7, Comfort is all their portion in this life; Ecclesiastes 9:11, God’s providence rules over all; Ecclesiastes 9:13, Wisdom is better than strength.

Verse 1

considered in my heart: Heb. gave, or set to my heart, Ecclesiastes 1:17, Ecclesiastes 7:25, Ecclesiastes 8:16, Ecclesiastes 12:9, Ecclesiastes 12:10

that the: Ecclesiastes 8:14, Deuteronomy 33:3, 1 Samuel 2:9, 2 Samuel 15:25, 2 Samuel 15:26, Job 5:8, Psalms 10:14, Psalms 31:5, Psalms 37:5, Psalms 37:6, Proverbs 16:3, Isaiah 26:12, Isaiah 49:1-4, Jeremiah 1:18, Jeremiah 1:19, John 10:27-30, 1 Corinthians 3:5-15, 2 Timothy 1:12, 1 Peter 1:5

no man: Ecclesiastes 7:15, Psalms 73:3, Psalms 73:11-13, Malachi 3:15-18

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:1 - General Judges 20:21 - destroyed 1 Samuel 31:6 - General 2 Samuel 11:25 - for the sword 2 Kings 23:29 - slew him 1 Chronicles 10:6 - Saul 2 Chronicles 35:24 - died Job 4:7 - who ever Job 9:22 - He destroyeth Job 21:10 - their cow Job 27:12 - ye yourselves Psalms 49:10 - wise Ecclesiastes 2:14 - one Ecclesiastes 11:6 - thou knowest Jeremiah 43:6 - Jeremiah Ezekiel 1:1 - as I Zechariah 1:5 - General John 9:3 - Neither Philippians 2:27 - nigh

Verse 2

alike: Ecclesiastes 2:14-16, Job 21:7-34, Psalms 73:3, Malachi 3:15

as is: Ecclesiastes 2:26, Ecclesiastes 7:18, Ecclesiastes 8:12-14

feareth: Genesis 24:3, Genesis 24:8, Genesis 24:9, Joshua 2:17-20, 1 Samuel 14:26, Ezekiel 17:18, Ezekiel 17:19, Zechariah 5:3, Zechariah 5:4, Malachi 3:5, Malachi 3:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:1 - General Joshua 9:18 - had sworn Joshua 9:19 - We have 1 Samuel 14:39 - General 1 Samuel 31:6 - General 2 Kings 23:29 - slew him 1 Chronicles 10:6 - Saul 2 Chronicles 35:24 - died Job 1:18 - Thy sons Job 4:7 - who ever Job 21:10 - their cow Job 21:26 - alike Job 36:11 - spend Psalms 49:10 - wise Ecclesiastes 7:15 - there is a just Ecclesiastes 7:25 - the reason Jeremiah 43:6 - Jeremiah Ezekiel 1:1 - as I Ezekiel 21:3 - the righteous Matthew 5:34 - Swear John 9:3 - Neither Philippians 2:27 - nigh

Verse 3

also: Ecclesiastes 8:11, Genesis 6:5, Genesis 8:21, Job 15:16, Psalms 51:5, Jeremiah 17:9, Matthew 15:19, Matthew 15:20, Mark 7:21-23, Romans 1:29-31, Titus 3:3

and madness: Ecclesiastes 1:17, Ecclesiastes 7:25, Luke 6:11, Luke 15:17, Acts 26:11, Acts 26:24, 2 Peter 2:16

after: Ecclesiastes 12:7, Proverbs 14:32, Acts 12:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:9 - pressed Exodus 14:23 - General Numbers 14:40 - rose up Numbers 22:29 - for now would 1 Samuel 19:1 - And Saul 1 Samuel 20:32 - what hath 2 Kings 1:13 - he sent again Job 15:20 - travaileth Job 36:11 - spend Psalms 4:2 - O Proverbs 21:8 - way Ecclesiastes 1:3 - under Ecclesiastes 8:14 - a vanity Ecclesiastes 10:5 - an evil Jeremiah 16:12 - evil John 12:10 - General John 13:27 - That Acts 13:10 - O full Acts 27:42 - General

Verse 4

Job 14:7-12, Job 27:8, Isaiah 38:18, Lamentations 3:21, Lamentations 3:22, Luke 16:26-29

Reciprocal: Job 24:19 - so doth Ecclesiastes 4:2 - General Isaiah 57:18 - to his

Verse 5

the living: Ecclesiastes 7:2, Job 30:23, Hebrews 9:27

the dead: Job 14:21, Psalms 6:5, Psalms 88:10, Psalms 88:11, Isaiah 63:16

for the: Ecclesiastes 2:16, Ecclesiastes 8:10, Job 7:8-10, Psalms 109:15, Isaiah 26:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:5 - and he died Deuteronomy 31:14 - that thou must die 2 Samuel 14:14 - we must Psalms 59:11 - Slay Psalms 88:12 - in the land Psalms 89:48 - What Ecclesiastes 9:10 - for Isaiah 38:11 - General Luke 20:32 - died 1 Corinthians 15:55 - is thy victory

Verse 6

their love: Exodus 1:8, Job 3:17, Job 3:18, Psalms 146:3, Psalms 146:4, Proverbs 10:28, Matthew 2:20

have they: Ecclesiastes 2:18-23, Ecclesiastes 6:12

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 1:3 - under Ecclesiastes 9:10 - for Isaiah 38:11 - General John 2:8 - Draw 1 Corinthians 15:55 - is thy victory

Verse 7

Go: Genesis 12:19, Mark 7:29, John 4:50

eat: Ecclesiastes 2:24-26, Ecclesiastes 3:12, Ecclesiastes 3:13, Ecclesiastes 5:18, Ecclesiastes 8:15, Ecclesiastes 10:19, Deuteronomy 12:7, Deuteronomy 12:12, Deuteronomy 16:14, Deuteronomy 16:15, 1 Kings 8:66, 1 Chronicles 16:1-3, 1 Chronicles 29:21-23, 2 Chronicles 30:23-27, Nehemiah 8:10-12

for: Genesis 4:4, Genesis 4:5, Exodus 24:8-11, Luke 11:41, Acts 10:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:1 - Jacob Genesis 43:34 - were merry Exodus 24:11 - did eat Numbers 6:20 - and after Deuteronomy 14:26 - rejoice Ruth 3:7 - his heart 1 Samuel 1:18 - went her 2 Samuel 13:28 - heart is merry 1 Kings 18:41 - Get 1 Chronicles 29:22 - eat and drink Job 42:9 - Job Psalms 104:15 - oil to make his Proverbs 17:22 - merry Ecclesiastes 3:22 - nothing Isaiah 24:9 - General Jeremiah 22:15 - eat Jeremiah 31:16 - for Jeremiah 35:5 - Drink Matthew 8:13 - Go Matthew 9:2 - be Mark 5:34 - go Luke 7:50 - go Luke 18:14 - went John 2:11 - beginning Acts 2:46 - did Acts 9:19 - when Romans 14:18 - is 1 Corinthians 7:31 - use

Verse 8

thy garments: 2 Samuel 19:24, Esther 8:15, Revelation 3:4, Revelation 3:5, Revelation 7:9, Revelation 7:13, Revelation 7:14, Revelation 16:15, Revelation 19:8, Revelation 19:14

let thy head: Ruth 3:3, 2 Samuel 14:2, Daniel 10:3, Amos 6:6, Matthew 6:17, Luke 7:46

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:5 - and he died 2 Samuel 12:20 - anointed Isaiah 61:3 - the oil Matthew 26:7 - very Luke 7:38 - and anointed

Verse 9

Live joyfully: Heb. See, or Enjoy life

with the wife: Proverbs 5:18, Proverbs 5:19, Proverbs 18:22, Proverbs 19:14, Malachi 2:15

all the days of the life: Ecclesiastes 6:12, Psalms 39:5, Psalms 144:4

for: Ecclesiastes 2:10, Ecclesiastes 2:24, Ecclesiastes 3:13, Ecclesiastes 3:22, Ecclesiastes 5:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:8 - sporting Deuteronomy 24:5 - cheer up 1 Chronicles 14:3 - took Ecclesiastes 2:18 - I hated Isaiah 54:6 - a wife Malachi 2:14 - the wife 1 Corinthians 15:19 - this Colossians 3:19 - love

Verse 10

thy hand: Numbers 13:30, 1 Chronicles 22:19, 1 Chronicles 28:20, 1 Chronicles 29:2, 1 Chronicles 29:3, 2 Chronicles 31:20, 2 Chronicles 31:21, Ezra 6:14, Ezra 6:15, Nehemiah 2:12-20, Nehemiah 3:1-16, Nehemiah 4:2, Nehemiah 4:6, Nehemiah 4:9-13, Nehemiah 4:17-23, Nehemiah 13:8-31, Psalms 71:15-18, Jeremiah 29:13, Matthew 6:33, John 4:34, Romans 12:11, Romans 15:18-20, 1 Corinthians 9:24, 1 Corinthians 9:26, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 1 Corinthians 16:10, Ephesians 5:16, Colossians 3:23, 2 Peter 1:12-15

for: Ecclesiastes 9:5, Ecclesiastes 9:6, Ecclesiastes 11:3, Job 14:7-12, Psalms 6:5, Psalms 88:10-12, Isaiah 38:18, Isaiah 38:19, John 9:4, Acts 20:25-31

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:23 - circumcised Genesis 21:14 - rose up Genesis 22:3 - General Genesis 24:33 - General Genesis 27:2 - I know not Genesis 28:18 - rose up Exodus 16:21 - General Leviticus 8:32 - General Joshua 4:10 - hasted Joshua 7:16 - rose up Joshua 10:9 - all night Joshua 18:3 - How long are Joshua 23:14 - I am going Judges 7:1 - rose up Judges 9:33 - as thou shalt find Judges 20:8 - We will not Ruth 2:7 - continued 2 Samuel 6:14 - with all his 2 Kings 9:20 - for he driveth 1 Chronicles 22:5 - David prepared 2 Chronicles 29:3 - He in the first Ezra 6:12 - speed Ezra 10:4 - Arise Nehemiah 3:20 - earnestly Nehemiah 6:3 - I am doing Esther 6:4 - Who is in the court Esther 8:14 - being hastened Job 1:5 - rose up Job 3:13 - then had I been at rest Job 17:11 - purposes Psalms 30:9 - What Psalms 90:12 - So Psalms 119:60 - made Psalms 132:3 - I will not Proverbs 3:28 - General Proverbs 6:4 - General Proverbs 22:29 - a man Proverbs 31:15 - riseth Ecclesiastes 3:20 - go Ecclesiastes 10:2 - wise Ecclesiastes 11:6 - sow Ecclesiastes 12:5 - because Song of Solomon 7:12 - get Daniel 2:25 - brought Haggai 1:2 - This Matthew 20:6 - the eleventh Matthew 20:7 - Go Luke 2:16 - with Luke 9:61 - but Luke 19:5 - Zacchaeus John 5:4 - first John 8:2 - early John 17:15 - take Acts 8:30 - ran thither Acts 9:39 - while Acts 10:8 - he sent Acts 10:23 - on Romans 12:8 - with diligence Romans 13:11 - for now 1 Corinthians 7:29 - the time Galatians 6:10 - opportunity Hebrews 3:7 - To day Hebrews 9:27 - as

Verse 11

returned: Ecclesiastes 2:12, Ecclesiastes 4:1, Ecclesiastes 4:4, Malachi 3:18

that the race: 1 Samuel 17:50, 2 Samuel 2:18-23, 2 Samuel 17:14, 2 Samuel 17:23, Psalms 33:16, Psalms 33:17, Psalms 73:6, Psalms 73:7, Psalms 147:10, Psalms 147:11, Jeremiah 9:23, Jeremiah 46:6, Amos 2:14-16

but: Ecclesiastes 2:14, Ecclesiastes 2:15, Ecclesiastes 3:14, Ecclesiastes 3:17, Ecclesiastes 7:13, 1 Samuel 2:3-10, Job 5:11-14, Job 34:29, Proverbs 21:30, Proverbs 21:31, Lamentations 3:37, Lamentations 3:38, Daniel 4:35, Ephesians 1:11

Reciprocal: Judges 1:10 - Sheshai Judges 1:19 - the Lord 1 Samuel 2:9 - by strength 1 Samuel 6:9 - a chance 1 Samuel 17:44 - Come to me 2 Samuel 11:25 - for the sword 2 Samuel 21:22 - fell by 1 Kings 20:11 - Let not him 1 Kings 20:20 - they slew 1 Kings 20:27 - like two 2 Kings 8:5 - the woman 1 Chronicles 20:8 - they fell 2 Chronicles 25:8 - God hath power Job 24:1 - seeing Job 37:24 - he Psalms 127:1 - The Lord Ecclesiastes 9:13 - General Isaiah 40:30 - General Jeremiah 48:14 - We Ezekiel 28:4 - General Daniel 11:11 - the multitude Hosea 10:13 - in the Luke 10:31 - by 1 Corinthians 9:24 - run in

Verse 12

man: Ecclesiastes 8:5-7, Ecclesiastes 8:11, Luke 19:42-44, 2 Corinthians 6:2, 1 Peter 2:12

as the fishes: Proverbs 7:22, Proverbs 7:23, Habakkuk 1:14-17, 2 Timothy 2:26

the sons: Job 18:8-10, Psalms 11:6, Psalms 73:18-20, Proverbs 6:15, Proverbs 29:6, Isaiah 30:13, Luke 12:20, Luke 12:39, Luke 17:26-31, Luke 21:34-36, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, 2 Peter 2:12

Reciprocal: Joshua 8:6 - They flee Joshua 8:14 - he wist not Judges 16:30 - and the house Judges 20:34 - knew not 1 Samuel 17:44 - Come to me 2 Samuel 11:25 - for the sword 2 Chronicles 23:13 - Then Athaliah Job 1:13 - when Job 24:1 - seeing Psalms 18:5 - snares Psalms 37:19 - in the evil Psalms 49:12 - beasts Psalms 91:3 - snare Ecclesiastes 3:22 - who Ecclesiastes 8:7 - he knoweth Jeremiah 50:24 - snare Ezekiel 17:20 - I will spread Ezekiel 32:3 - General Daniel 11:11 - the multitude Hosea 7:12 - I will bring Amos 3:5 - General Amos 5:13 - an evil Luke 21:35 - as

Verse 13

Ecclesiastes 9:11, Ecclesiastes 6:1, Ecclesiastes 7:15, Ecclesiastes 8:16

Reciprocal: Proverbs 21:22 - General Ecclesiastes 1:3 - under Ecclesiastes 2:19 - wise under Daniel 2:14 - with

Verse 14

There was: 2 Samuel 20:15-22, 2 Kings 6:24-33, 2 Kings 7:1-20

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 20:20 - thou shalt build Judges 8:35 - showed 1 Samuel 23:12 - They will 2 Samuel 20:16 - General 2 Samuel 20:22 - in her wisdom Proverbs 24:5 - A wise Isaiah 33:6 - wisdom 1 Corinthians 12:22 - General

Verse 15

yet: Genesis 40:23, Esther 6:2, Esther 6:3

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:8 - a new king Judges 8:35 - showed 1 Samuel 18:23 - a poor man 1 Samuel 23:12 - They will 1 Kings 3:9 - to judge 1 Chronicles 19:2 - I will show Proverbs 2:11 - General Proverbs 3:13 - is the Proverbs 11:11 - the blessing Proverbs 19:7 - the brethren Proverbs 28:2 - but Proverbs 28:11 - the poor Ecclesiastes 4:13 - is a poor Ecclesiastes 7:11 - good with an inheritance Ecclesiastes 7:19 - General Ecclesiastes 10:10 - wisdom 1 Corinthians 12:22 - General James 2:6 - ye

Verse 16

Wisdom: Ecclesiastes 9:18, Ecclesiastes 7:19, Proverbs 21:22, Proverbs 24:5

the poor: Proverbs 10:15, Mark 6:2, Mark 6:3, John 7:47-49, John 9:24-34, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, James 2:2-6

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:23 - but forgat him Joshua 8:4 - go not 1 Samuel 18:23 - a poor man 2 Kings 2:12 - My father Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is Proverbs 8:14 - I have Proverbs 19:7 - the brethren Ecclesiastes 2:13 - I saw Ecclesiastes 2:14 - one Ecclesiastes 4:13 - is a poor Jeremiah 43:4 - obeyed Daniel 2:23 - who hast Galatians 4:14 - ye James 2:6 - ye

Verse 17

Genesis 41:33-40, 1 Samuel 7:3-6, Proverbs 28:23, Isaiah 42:2, Isaiah 42:4, James 1:20, James 3:17, James 3:18

Reciprocal: Proverbs 17:27 - an excellent spirit Acts 19:41 - when

Verse 18

better: Ecclesiastes 9:16

sinner: Joshua 7:1, Joshua 7:5, Joshua 7:11, Joshua 7:12, Joshua 22:20, 1 Samuel 14:28, 1 Samuel 14:29, 1 Samuel 14:36-46, 2 Samuel 20:1, 2 Samuel 20:2, 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12, 2 Timothy 2:16-18, 2 Timothy 3:8, 2 Timothy 4:3, 2 Timothy 4:4, Titus 1:10, Titus 1:11, Hebrews 12:15, Hebrews 12:16

Reciprocal: Joshua 6:18 - make the camp 1 Samuel 14:30 - had there 1 Chronicles 12:32 - all their 2 Chronicles 33:3 - he built again Job 34:30 - General Job 35:8 - may hurt Ecclesiastes 2:21 - whose Jeremiah 41:3 - General Daniel 2:23 - who hast Jonah 1:12 - for 1 Corinthians 5:13 - Therefore

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ecclesiastes 9". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ecclesiastes-9.html.