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August 30


Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
1. Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? A mans wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.
2. I counsel thee, Keep the kings command, and that in regard of the oath of God.
3. Be not hasty to go out of his presence; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
4. For the kings word hath power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
5. Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; and a wise mans heart discerneth time and judgment:
6. for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him:
7. for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be?
8. There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in war: neither shall wickedness deliver him that is given to it.
9. All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man hath power over another to his hurt.
10. So I saw the wicked buried, and they came to the grave; and they that had done right went away from the holy place, and were forgotten in the city: this also is vanity.
11. Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
12. Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, that fear before him:
13. but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
14. There is a vanity which is done upon the earth, that there are righteous men unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked men to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.
15. Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that shall abide with him in his labor all the days of his life which God hath given him under the sun.
16. When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes),
17. then I beheld all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because however much a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea moreover, though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
1. For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it be love or hatred, man knoweth it not; all is before them.
2. All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth and to him that sacrificeth not; as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.
3. This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
4. For to him that is joined with all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
5. For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
6. As well their love, as their hatred and their envy, is perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun.
7. Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God hath already accepted thy works.
8. Let thy garments be always white; and let not thy head lack oil.
9. Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of thy life of vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all thy days of vanity: for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labor wherein thou laborest under the sun.
10. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.
11. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
12. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
13. I have also seen wisdom under the sun on this wise, and it seemed great unto me:
14. There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it.
15. Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
16. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor mans wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
17. The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
18. Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroyeth much good.

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20
1. Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor; so doth a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.
2. A wise mans heart is at his right hand; but a fools heart at his left.
3. Yea also, when the fool walketh by the way, his understanding faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
4. If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for gentleness allayeth great offences.
5. There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceedeth from the ruler:
6. folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.
7. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking like servants upon the earth.
8. He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a wall, a serpent shall bite him.
9. Whoso heweth out stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood is endangered thereby.
10. If the iron be blunt, and one do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
11. If the serpent bite before it is charmed, then is there no advantage in the charmer.
12. The words of a wise mans mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
13. The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
14. A fool also multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and that which shall be after him, who can tell him?
15. The labor of fools wearieth every one of them; for he knoweth not how to go to the city.
16. Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
17. Happy art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
18. By slothfulness the roof sinketh in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.
19. A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.
20. Revile not the king, no, not in thy thought; and revile not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the heavens shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

Psalms 103:6-14
6. Jehovah executeth righteous acts, And judgments for all that are oppressed.
7. He made known his ways unto Moses, His doings unto the children of Israel.
8. Jehovah is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness.
9. He will not always chide; Neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins, Nor rewarded us after our iniquities.
11. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him.
12. As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13. Like as a father pitieth his children, So Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.
14. For he knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.

Proverbs 24:10-12
10. If thou faint in the day of adversity, Thy strength is small.
11. Deliver them that are carried away unto death, And those that are ready to be slain see that thou hold back.
12. If thou sayest, Behold, we knew not this; Doth not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his work?

1 Corinthians 10:19-33
19. What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
20. But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have communion with demons.
21. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: ye cannot partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.
22. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
23. All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful; but not all things edify.
24. Let no man seek his own, but each his neighbors good.
25. Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience sake,
26. for the earth is the Lords, and the fulness thereof.
27. If one of them that believe not biddeth you to a feast, and ye are disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
28. But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered in sacrifice, eat not, for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake:
29. conscience, I say, not thine own, but the others; for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?
30. If I partake with thankfulness, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
31. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
32. Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:
33. even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.