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August 30

Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
1. Who [is] as the wise? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? The wisdom of man causeth his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.
2. I pray thee, the commandment of a king keep, even for the sake of the oath of God.
3. Be not troubled at his presence, thou mayest go, stand not in an evil thing, for all that he pleaseth he doth.
4. Where the word of a king [is] power [is], and who saith to him, `What dost thou?`
5. Whoso is keeping a command knoweth no evil thing, and time and judgment the heart of the wise knoweth.
6. For to every delight there is a time and a judgment, for the misfortune of man is great upon him.
7. For he knoweth not that which shall be, for when it shall be who declareth to him?
8. There is no man ruling over the spirit to restrain the spirit, and there is no authority over the day of death, and there is no discharge in battle, and wickedness delivereth not its possessors.
9. All this I have seen so as to give my heart to every work that hath been done under the sun; a time that man hath ruled over man to his own evil.
10. And so I have seen the wicked buried, and they went in, even from the Holy Place they go, and they are forgotten in the city whether they had so done. This also [is] vanity.
11. Because sentence hath not been done [on] an evil work speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of man is full within them to do evil.
12. Though a sinner is doing evil a hundred [times], and prolonging [himself] for it, surely also I know that there is good to those fearing God, who fear before Him.
13. And good is not to the wicked, and he doth not prolong days as a shadow, because he is not fearing before God.
14. There is a vanity that hath been done upon the earth, that there are righteous ones unto whom it is coming according to the work of the wicked, and there are wicked ones unto whom it is coming according to the work of the righteous. I have said that this also [is] vanity.
15. And I have praised mirth because there is no good to man under the sun except to eat and to drink, and to rejoice, and it remaineth with him of his labour the days of his life that God hath given to him under the sun.
16. When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the business that hath been done on the earth, (for there is also a spectator in whose eyes sleep is not by day and by night),
17. then I considered all the work of God, that man is not able to find out the work that hath been done under the sun, because though man labour to seek, yet he doth not find; and even though the wise man speak of knowing he is not able to find.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-18
1. But all this I have laid unto my heart, so as to clear up the whole of this, that the righteous and the wise, and their works, [are] in the hand of God, neither love nor hatred doth man know, the whole [is] before them.
2. The whole [is] as to the whole; one event is to the righteous and to the wicked, to the good, and to the clean, and to the unclean, and to him who is sacrificing, and to him who is not sacrificing; as [is] the good, so [is] the sinner, he who is swearing as he who is fearing an oath.
3. This [is] an evil among all that hath been done under the sun, that one event [is] to all, and also the heart of the sons of man is full of evil, and madness [is] in their heart during their life, and after it -- unto the dead.
4. But [to] him who is joined unto all the living there is confidence, for to a living dog it [is] better than to the dead lion.
5. For the living know that they die, and the dead know not anything, and there is no more to them a reward, for their remembrance hath been forgotten.
6. Their love also, their hatred also, their envy also, hath already perished, and they have no more a portion to the age in all that hath been done under the sun.
7. Go, eat with joy thy bread, and drink with a glad heart thy wine, for already hath God been pleased with thy works.
8. At all times let thy garments be white, and let not perfume be lacking on thy head.
9. See life with the wife whom thou hast loved, all the days of the life of thy vanity, that He hath given to thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity, for it [is] thy portion in life, even of thy labour that thou art labouring at under the sun.
10. All that thy hand findeth to do, with thy power do, for there is no work, and device, and knowledge, and wisdom in Sheol whither thou art going.
11. I have turned so as to see under the sun, that not to the swift [is] the race, nor to the mighty the battle, nor even to the wise bread, nor even to the intelligent wealth, nor even to the skilful grace, for time and chance happen with them all.
12. For even man knoweth not his time; as fish that are taken hold of by an evil net, and as birds that are taken hold of by a snare, like these [are] the sons of man snared at an evil time, when it falleth upon them suddenly.
13. This also I have seen: wisdom under the sun, and it is great to me.
14. A little city, and few men in it, and a great king hath come unto it, and hath surrounded it, and hath built against it great bulwarks;
15. and there hath been found in it a poor wise man, and he hath delivered the city by his wisdom, and men have not remembered that poor man!
16. And I said, `Better [is] wisdom than might, and the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.` --
17. The words of the wise in quiet are heard, More than the cry of a ruler over fools.
18. Better [is] wisdom than weapons of conflict, And one sinner destroyeth much good!

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20
1. Dead flies cause a perfumer`s perfume To send forth a stink; The precious by reason of wisdom -- By reason of honour -- a little folly!
2. The heart of the wise [is] at his right hand, And the heart of a fool at his left.
3. And also, when he that is a fool Is walking in the way, his heart is lacking, And he hath said to every one, `He [is] a fool.`
4. If the spirit of the ruler go up against thee, Thy place leave not, For yielding quieteth great sinners.
5. There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error that goeth out from the ruler,
6. He hath set the fool in many high places, And the rich in a low place do sit.
7. I have seen servants on horses, And princes walking as servants on the earth.
8. Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And whoso is breaking a hedge, a serpent biteth him.
9. Whoso is removing stones is grieved by them, Whoso is cleaving trees endangered by them.
10. If the iron hath been blunt, And he the face hath not sharpened, Then doth he increase strength, And wisdom [is] advantageous to make right.
11. If the serpent biteth without enchantment, Then there is no advantage to a master of the tongue.
12. Words of the mouth of the wise [are] gracious, And the lips of a fool swallow him up.
13. The beginning of the words of his mouth [is] folly, And the latter end of his mouth [Is] mischievous madness.
14. And the fool multiplieth words: `Man knoweth not that which is, And that which is after him, who doth declare to him?`
15. The labour of the foolish wearieth him, In that he hath not known to go unto the city.
16. Wo to thee, O land, when thy king [is] a youth, And thy princes do eat in the morning.
17. Happy art thou, O land, When thy king [is] a son of freemen, And thy princes do eat in due season, For might, and not for drunkenness.
18. By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.
19. For mirth they are making a feast, And wine maketh life joyful, And the silver answereth with all.
20. Even in thy mind a king revile not, And in the inner parts of thy bed-chamber Revile not the rich: For a fowl of the heavens causeth the voice to go, And a possessor of wings declareth the word.

Psalms 103:6-14
6. Jehovah is doing righteousness and judgments For all the oppressed.
7. He maketh known His ways to Moses, To the sons of Israel His acts.
8. Merciful and gracious [is] Jehovah, Slow to anger, and abundant in mercy.
9. Not for ever doth He strive, Nor to the age doth He watch.
10. Not according to our sins hath He done to us, Nor according to our iniquities Hath He conferred benefits upon us.
11. For, as the height of the heavens [is] above the earth, His kindness hath been mighty over those fearing Him.
12. As the distance of east from west He hath put far from us our transgressions.
13. As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him.
14. For He hath known our frame, Remembering that we [are] dust.

Proverbs 24:10-12
10. Thou hast shewed thyself weak in a day of adversity, Straitened is thy power,
11. If [from] delivering those taken to death, And those slipping to the slaughter -- thou keepest back.
12. When thou sayest, `Lo, we knew not this.` Is not the Ponderer of hearts He who understandeth? And the Keeper of thy soul He who knoweth? And He hath rendered to man according to his work.

1 Corinthians 10:19-33
19. what then do I say? that an idol is anything? or that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything? --
20. [no,] but that the things that the nations sacrifice -- they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not wish you to come into the fellowship of the demons.
21. Ye are not able the cup of the Lord to drink, and the cup of demons; ye are not able of the table of the Lord to partake, and of the table of demons;
22. do we arouse the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than He?
23. All things to me are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things to me are lawful, but all things do not build up;
24. let no one seek his own -- but each another`s.
25. Whatever in the meat-market is sold eat ye, not inquiring, because of the conscience,
26. for the Lord`s [is] the earth, and its fulness;
27. and if any one of the unbelieving do call you, and ye wish to go, all that is set before you eat, nothing inquiring, because of the conscience;
28. and if any one may say to you, `This is a thing sacrificed to an idol,` -- do not eat, because of that one who shewed [it], and of the conscience, for the Lord`s [is] the earth and its fulness:
29. and conscience, I say, not of thyself, but of the other, for why [is it] that my liberty is judged by another`s conscience?
30. and if I thankfully do partake, why am I evil spoken of, for that for which I give thanks?
31. Whether, then, ye eat, or drink, or do anything, do all to the glory of God;
32. become offenceless, both to Jews and Greeks, and to the assembly of God;
33. as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of many -- that they may be saved.