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August 28


Ecclesiastes 4:1-16
1. And I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors was power, and they had no comforter.
2. Then I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive;
3. and more fortunate than both is he who hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
4. And I saw all labour, and all success of work, that it is man's jealousy of his neighbour. This also is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
5. The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
6. Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full with labour and pursuit of the wind.
7. And I returned and saw vanity under the sun.
8. There is one [alone] and without a second; also he hath neither son nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, and [he saith not], For whom then am I labouring, and depriving my soul of good? This also is vanity and a grievous occupation.
9. Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
10. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and who hath not another to lift him up!
11. Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one alone be warm?
12. And if a [man] overpower the one, the two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
13. Better is a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king, who knoweth no more how to be admonished.
14. For out of the prison-house he came forth to reign, although he was born poor in his kingdom.
15. I saw all the living that walk under the sun, with the child, the second, that should stand up in his stead.
16. [There is] no end of all the people, of all that stood before them; those however that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a striving after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
1. Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and draw near to hear, rather 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 the heavens, and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few.
3. For a dream cometh through the multitude of business, and a fool's voice through 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 hast vowed.
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 it was an inadvertence. Wherefore should God be wroth at thy voice, and destroy the work of thy hands?
7. For in the multitude of dreams are vanities; so with many words: but fear God.
8. If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.
9. Moreover the earth is every way profitable: the king [himself] is dependent upon 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 profit is there to the owner thereof, except the beholding [of them] with his eyes?
12. The sleep of the labourer is sweet, whether he have eaten little or much; but the fulness of the rich doth not suffer him to sleep.
13. There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;
14. or those riches perish by some evil circumstance, and if he have begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand.
15. As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go away again as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
16. And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came so doth he go away, and what profit hath he, in having laboured for the wind?
17. All his days also he eateth in darkness, and hath much vexation, and sickness, and irritation.
18. Behold what I have seen good and comely: [it is] to eat and to drink, and to enjoy good in all his labour wherewith [man] laboureth under the sun, all the days of his life which God hath given him: for that is his portion.
19. Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and power to eat thereof, and to take his portion and to rejoice in his labour: that is a gift of God.
20. For he will not much remember the days of his life, because God answereth [him] with the joy of his heart.

Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
1. There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it is frequent among men:
2. one to whom God giveth riches, wealth, and honour, and he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and a sore evil.
3. If a man beget a hundred [sons], and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, but his soul be not filled with good, and also he have no burial, I say an untimely birth is better than he.
4. For it cometh in vanity, and departeth in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness;
5. moreover it hath not seen nor known the sun: this hath rest rather than the other.
6. Yea, though he live twice a thousand years, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?
7. All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
8. For what advantage hath the wise above the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
9. Better is the seeing of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this also is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
10. That which is hath already been named; and what man is, is known, and that he cannot contend with him that is mightier than he.
11. For there are many things that increase vanity: what is man advantaged?
12. For who knoweth what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell 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 that shall be created shall praise Jah:
19. For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from the heavens hath Jehovah beheld the earth,
20. To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those that are appointed to die;
21. That the name of Jehovah may be declared in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem,
22. When the peoples shall be gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
23. He weakened my strength in the way, he shortened my days.
24. I said, My God, take me not away in the midst of my days! Thy years are from generation to generation.
25. Of old hast thou founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of thy hands:
26. *They* shall perish, but *thou* continuest; and all of them shall grow old as 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 abide, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Proverbs 24:5-6
5. A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
6. For with good advice shalt thou 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 I am not an apostle to others, yet at any rate I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are *ye* in [the] Lord.
3. My defence to those who examine me is this:
4. Have we not a right to eat and to drink?
5. have we not a right to take round a sister [as] wife, as also the other apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
6. Or *I* alone and Barnabas, have we not a right not to work?
7. Who ever carries on war at his own charges? who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? or who herds a flock and does not eat of the milk of the flock?
8. Do I speak these things as a man, or does not the law also say these things?
9. For in the law of Moses it is written, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that is treading out corn. Is God occupied about the oxen,
10. or does he say [it] altogether for our sakes? For for our sakes it has been written, that the plougher should plough in hope, and he that treads out corn, in hope of partaking of [it].
11. If we have sown to you spiritual things, [is it a] great [thing] if *we* shall reap your carnal things?
12. If others partake of this right over you, should not rather *we*? But we have not used this right, but we bear all things, that we may put no hindrance in the way of the glad tidings of the Christ.
13. Do ye not know that they who labour [at] sacred things eat of the [offerings offered in the] temple; they that attend at the altar partake with the altar?
14. So also the Lord has ordained to those that announce the glad tidings to live of the glad tidings.
15. But *I* have used none of these things. Now I have not written these things that it should be thus in my case; for [it were] good for me rather to die than that any one should make vain my boast.
16. For if I announce the glad tidings, I have nothing to boast of; for a necessity is laid upon me; for it is woe to me if I should not announce the glad tidings.
17. For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with an administration.
18. What is the reward then that I have? That in announcing the glad tidings I make the glad tidings costless [to others], so as not to have made use, as belonging to me, of my right in [announcing] the glad tidings.
19. For being free from all, I have made myself bondman to all, that I might gain the most [possible].
20. And I became to the Jews as a Jew, in order that I might gain the Jews: to those under law, as under law, not being myself under law, in order that I might gain those under law:
21. to those without law, as without law, (not as without law to God, but as legitimately subject to Christ,) in order that I might gain [those] without law.
22. I became to the weak, [as] weak, in order that I might gain the weak. To all I have become all things, in order that at all events I might save some.
23. And I do all things for the sake of the glad tidings, that I may be fellow-partaker with them.
24. Know ye not that they who run in [the] race-course run all, but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may obtain.
25. But every one that contends [for a prize] is temperate in all things: *they* then indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but *we* an incorruptible.
26. *I* therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air.
27. But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest [after] having preached to others I should be myself rejected.