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August 28


Ecclesiastes 4:1-16
1. So I turned me, and considered all the violent wrong that is done under the Sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and there was no man to comfort them or that would deliver and defend them from the violence of their oppressors.
2. Wherefore I judged those that are dead, to be more happy than such as be alive:
3. Yea him that is yet unborn to be better at ease than they both, because he seeth not the miserable works that are done under the Sun.
4. Again, I saw that all travail and diligence of labour was hated of every man. This is also a vain thing, and a vexation of mind.
5. The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth up his own flesh.
6. One handful (sayeth he) is better with rest, than both the hands full with labor and travail.
7. Moreover, I turned me, and behold yet another vanity under the Son.
8. There is one man, no more but himself alone, having neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of his careful travail, his eyes can not be satisfied with riches, (yet doth he not remember himself, and say:) For whom do I take such travail? For whose pleasure do I thus consume away my life? This is also a vain and miserable thing.
9. Therefore two are better than one, for they may well enjoy the profit of their labour.
10. If one of them fall, his companion helpeth him up again: But woe is him that is alone, for if he fall, he hath not another to help him up.
11. Again, when two sleep together, they are warm: but how can a body be warm alone?
12. One may be overcome, but two may make resistance: A threefold cable is not lightly broken.
13. A poor child being wise, is better than an old king, that doteth, and can not beware in time to come.
14. Someone cometh out of prison, and is made a king: and another which is born in the kingdom, cometh unto poverty.
15. And I perceived, that all men living under the Son, go with the second child, that cometh up in the stead of the other.
16. As for the people that have been before him, and that come after him, they are innumerable: yet is not their joy the greater thorow him. This is also a vain thing and a vexation of mind.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20
1. When thou comest into the house of God, keep thy foot(Some read. For he is readier to hear (understand thy word) than to receive the sacrifices that fools give.) and draw nigh,(Some read: rather to hear, than to give, as fools offering sacrifice.) that thou mayest hear: that is better than the offerings of fools, for they know not what evil they do.
2. Be not hasty with thy mouth, and let not thine heart speak anything rashly before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth, therefore let thy words be few.
3. For where much carefulness is, there are many dreams: and where many words are, there men may hear fools.
4. If thou make a vow unto God, be not slack to perform it. As for foolish vows, he hath no pleasure in them.
5. If thou promise anything, pay it: for better it is that thou make no vow than that thou shouldest promise, and not pay.
6. Use not thy mouth to cause thy flesh for to sin, that thou sayest not before the angel: my foolishness is in the fault. For then God will be angry at thy voice, and destroy all the works of thine hands.
7. And why? Where as are many dreams and many words, there are also divers vanities: but look that thou fear God.
8. If thou seest the poor to be oppressed and wrongously dealt withal, so that equity and the right of the law is wrasted in the land: marvel not thou at such judgement, for one great man keepeth touch with another, and the mighty help themselves together.
9. The whole land also with the fields and all that is therein, is in subjection and bondage unto the king.
10. He that loveth money, will never be satisfied with money: and whoso delighteth in riches, shall have no profit thereof. Is not this also a vain thing?
11. Where as many riches are, there are many also that spend them away. And what pleasure more hath he that possesseth them, saving that he may look upon them with his eyes?
12. A labouring man sleepeth sweetly, whether it be little or much that he eateth: but the aboundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
13. Yet is there a sore plague, which I have seen under the sun, (namely) riches kept to the hurt of him that hath them in possession.
14. For oft times they perish with his great misery and trouble: and if he have a child it getteth nothing.
15. Like as he came naked out of his mother's womb, so goeth he thither again, and carryeth nothing away with him of all his labour.
16. This is a miserable plague, that he shall go away even as he came. What helpeth him then, that he hath labored in the wind?
17. All the days of his life also must he eat in the dark, with great carefulness, sickness and sorrow.
18. Therefore me think it a better and fairer thing, a man to eat and drink, and to be refreshed of all his labour, that he taketh under the Sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him, for this is his portion.
19. For unto whom soever God giveth riches, goods and power, he giveth it him to enjoy it, to take it for his portion, and to be refreshed of his labour: this is now the gift of God.
20. For he thinketh not much how long he shall live, for so much as God filleth his heart with gladness.

Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
1. There is yet a plague under the Sun, and it is a general thing among men:
2. When God giveth a man riches, goods and honour, so that he wanteth nothing of all that his heart can desire: and yet God giveth him not leave to enjoy the same, but another man spendeth them. This is a vain thing and a miserable plague.
3. If a man beget an hundredth children, and live many years, so that his days are many in number, and yet can not enjoy his good, neither be buried: as for him I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.
4. For he cometh to naught, and goeth his way into darkness, and his name is forgotten.
5. Moreover, he seeth not the Son, and knoweth of no rest neither here nor there:
6. Yea though he lived two thousand years, yet hath he no good life. Come not all to one place?
7. All the labour that man taketh, is for himself, and yet his desire is never filled after his mind.
8. For what hath the wise more than the fool? What helpeth it the poor, that he knoweth to walk before the living?
9. The sight of the eyes is better, then that the soul should so depart away. Howbeit this is also a vain thing and a disquietness of mind.
10. What is more excellent than man? Yet can he not in the law get the victory of him that is mightier than he:
11. A vain thing is it to cast out many words, but what hath a man else?
12. For who knoweth what is good for man living, in the days of his vain life, which is but a shadow? Or, who will tell a man, what shall happen after him under the Son?

Psalms 102:18-28
18. This shall be written for those that come after, that the people which shall be born, may praise the LORD.
19. For he looketh down from his Sanctuary, out of the heaven doth the LORD behold the earth.
20. That he may hear the mournings of such as be in captivity, and deliver the children of death.
21. That they may preach the name of the LORD in Sion, and his worship at Jerusalem.
22. When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms also to serve the LORD.
23. He hath brought down my strength in my journey, and shortened my days.
24. Yet will I say: O my God, take me not away in the middest of my age: as for thy years, they endure thorowout all generations.
25. Thou LORD in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands.
26. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: they all shall wax old as doth a garment, and as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.
27. But thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
28. The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall prosper in thy sight.

Proverbs 24:5-6
5. A wise man is strong, yea a man of understanding is better than he that is mighty of strength.
6. For with discretion must wars be taken in hand, and where as are many that can give counsel, there is the victory.

1 Corinthians 9:1-27
1. Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord.
2. If I be not an apostle unto other, yet am I unto you. For the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
3. Mine answer to them that ask me, is this:
4. Have we not power to eat and to drink?
5. Either have we not power to lead about a sister to wife as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
6. Either only I and Barnabas have not power this to do?
7. Who goeth a warfare any time at his own cost?(upon his own wages?) who planteth a vineyard and eateth not of the fruit?(fruit thereof?) or who feedeth a flock and eateth not of the milk?
8. Say I these things after the manner of men? or sayth not the law the same also?
9. For it is written in the law of Moses: Thou shall not muzzle(mosell) the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take thought for oxen?
10. Either(Or) saith he it not all together for our sakes? For our sakes no doubt this is written: that he which eareth should ear in(upon) hope: and that he which thresheth in(upon) hope, should(that he might) be partaker of his hope.
11. If we sow unto you spiritual things: is it a great thing if we reap your carnal things?
12. If other be partakers of this power over you? wherefore are not we rather. Nevertheless we have not used this power: but suffer all things lest we should hinder the gospel(gospell) of Christ.
13. Do ye not understand how that they which minister in the temple: have their finding(living) of the temple? And they which wait at the altar are partakers with(enjoy) the altar?
14. Even so also did the Lord ordain, that they which preach the gospel,(gospell) should live of the gospel:(gospell)
15. But I have used none of these things. Neither wrote I these things that it should be so done unto me.(For) It were better for me to die than any man should take this rejoicing from me.
16. In that I preach the gospel(gospell) I have nothing to rejoice of.(I need not boast my self) For necessity is put unto me.(for I must needs do it) Woe is it unto me if I preach not the gospel.(gospell)
17. If I do it with a good will, I have a reward.(But) If I do it against my will, an office is committed unto me.
18. What is my reward then? Verily that when I preach the gospel,(gospell) I make the gospel(gospell) of Christ free, that I misuse not mine authority(abuse not my liberty) in the gospel.
19. For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all men, that I might win the more.
20. And unto the jews, I became as a jew, to win the jews. To them that were under the law, was I made as though I had been under the law, to win them that were under the law. (when I was not under the law)
21. To them that were without law, became I as though I had been without law (when I was not without law as pertaining to God, but under a law as concerning Christ) to win them that were without law.
22. To the weak became I as weak, to win the weak. In all thing I fashioned myself to all men, to save at the leastway some.
23. And this I do for the Gospel's sake, that I might have my part thereof.
24. Perceive ye not how that they which run in a course, run all, yet but one receiveth the reward? So run that ye may obtain.
25. Every man that proveth masteries abstaineth from all things. And they do it to obtain a corruptible crown: but we to obtain an everlasting(uncorruptible) crown:
26. I therefore so run, not as at an uncertain thing. So fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27. but I tame my body and bring him(it) into subjection, lest after that I have preached to other, I myself should be a castaway.