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August 28


Ecclesiastes 4:1-16
1. Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and, behold, the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
2. Wherefore I praised the dead that have been long dead more than the living that are yet alive;
3. yea, better than them both did I esteem him that hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
4. Then I saw all labor and every skilful work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
5. The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
6. Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and striving after wind.
7. Then I returned and saw vanity under the sun.
8. There is one that is alone, and he hath not a second; yea, he hath neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labor, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches. For whom then, saith he, do I labor, and deprive my soul of good? This also is vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
9. Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
10. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up.
11. Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone?
12. And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
13. Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king, who knoweth not how to receive admonition any more.
14. For out of prison he came forth to be king; yea, even in his kingdom he was born poor.
15. I saw all the living that walk under the sun, that they were with the youth, the second, that stood up in his stead.
16. There was no end of all the people, even of all them over whom he was: yet they that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
1. Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God; for to draw nigh to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.
2. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
3. For a dream cometh with a multitude of business, and a fools voice with a multitude of words.
4. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou vowest.
5. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
6. Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that is was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thy hands?
7. For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, and in many words: but fear thou God.
8. If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for one higher than the high regardeth; and there are higher than they.
9. Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.
10. He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.
11. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what advantage is there to the owner thereof, save the beholding of them with his eyes?
12. The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
13. There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt:
14. and those riches perish by evil adventure; and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.
15. As he came forth from his mothers womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.
16. And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that he laboreth for the wind?
17. All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he is sore vexed, and hath sickness and wrath.
18. Behold, that which I have seen to be good and to be comely is for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy good in all his labor, wherein he laboreth under the sun, all the days of his life which God hath given him: for this is his portion.
19. Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor-this is the gift of God.
20. For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
1. There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is heavy upon men:
2. a man to whom God giveth riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacketh nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but an alien eateth it; this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
3. If a man beget a hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul be not filled with good, and moreover he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he:
4. for it cometh in vanity, and departeth in darkness, and the name thereof is covered with darkness;
5. moreover it hath not seen the sun nor known it; this hath rest rather than the other:
6. yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, and yet enjoy no good, do not all go to one place?
7. All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
8. For what advantage hath the wise more than the fool? or what hath the poor man, that knoweth how to walk before the living?
9. Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.
10. Whatsoever hath been, the name thereof was given long ago; and it is know what man is; neither can he contend with him that is mightier than he.
11. Seeing there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?
12. For who knoweth what is good for man in his life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

Psalms 102:18-28
18. This shall be written for the generation to come; And a people which shall be created shall praise Jehovah.
19. For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; From heaven did Jehovah behold the earth;
20. To hear the sighing of the prisoner; To loose those that are appointed to death;
21. That men may declare the name of Jehovah in Zion, And his praise in Jerusalem;
22. When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
23. He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.
24. I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: Thy years are throughout all generations.
25. Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth; And the heavens are the work of thy hands.
26. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure; Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
27. But thou art the same, And thy years shall have no end.
28. The children of thy servants shall continue, And their seed shall be established before thee. Psalm 103 A Psalm of David.

Proverbs 24:5-6
5. A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might,
6. For by wise guidance thou shalt make thy war; And in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

1 Corinthians 9:1-27
1. Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord?
2. If to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you; for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
3. My defence to them that examine me is this.
4. Have we no right to eat and to drink?
5. Have we no right to lead about a wife that is a believer, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
6. Or I only and Barnabas, have we not a right to forbear working?
7. What soldier ever serveth at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
8. Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law also the same?
9. For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. Is it for the oxen that God careth,
10. or saith he it assuredly for our sake? Yea, for our sake it was written: because he that ploweth ought to plow in hope, and he that thresheth, to thresh in hope of partaking.
11. If we sowed unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your carnal things?
12. If others partake of this right over you, do not we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this right; but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.
13. Know ye not that they that minister about sacred things eat of the things of the temple, and they that wait upon the altar have their portion with the altar?
14. Even so did the Lord ordain that they that proclaim the gospel should live of the gospel.
15. But I have used none of these things: and I write not these things that it may be so done in my case; for it were good for me rather to die, than that any man should make my glorifying void.
16. For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.
17. For if I do this of mine own will, I have a reward: but if not of mine own will, I have a stewardship intrusted to me.
18. What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel without charge, so as not to use to the full my right in the gospel.
19. For though I was free from all men, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.
20. And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
21. to them that are without law, as without law, not being without law to God, but under law to Christ, that I might gain them that are without law.
22. To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.
23. And I do all things for the gospels sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof.
24. Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.
25. And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26. I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air:
27. but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.