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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ecclesiastes 3:16


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    King James Bible - Ecclesiastes 3:16

    And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

    World English Bible

    Moreover I saw under the
    sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

    Douay-Rheims - Ecclesiastes 3:16

    I saw under the
    sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And moreover I saw under the
    sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

    Original Hebrew

    ועוד
    5750 ראיתי 7200 תחת 8478 השׁמשׁ 8121 מקום 4725 המשׁפט 4941 שׁמה 8033 הרשׁע 7562 ומקום 4725 הצדק 6664 שׁמה 8033 הרשׁע׃ 7562

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    VERSE (16) -
    Ec 4:1; 5:8 1Ki 21:9-21 Ps 58:1,2; 82:2-5; 94:21,22 Isa 59:14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:16

    ¶ Vi más debajo del sol: en lugar del juicio, allí la impiedad; y en lugar de la justicia, allí la iniquidad.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ecclesiastes 3:16

    Verse 16. The
    plate of judgment, that wickedness was there - The abuse of power, and the perversion of judgment, have been justly complained of in every age of the world. The following paraphrase is good: - "But what enjoyment can our labours yield, When e'en the remedy prescribed by heaven To cure disorders proves our deadliest bane? When God's vicegerents, destined to protect The weak from insolence of power, to guard Their lives and fortunes, impious robbers turn? And, or by force or fraud, deprive of both? -- To what asylum shall the injured fly From her tribunal, where perverted law Acquits the guilty, the innocent condemns?" C.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 16. And moreover I saw under the
    sun the place of judgment , etc.] Courts of judicature, where judges sit, and, causes are brought before them, and are heard and tried; such as were the Jewish sanhedrim, of which the Midrash and Jarchi interpret it; [that] wickedness [was] there , wicked judges sat there, and wickedness was committed by them; instead of doing justice they perverted it; condemned the righteous, and acquitted the wicked; and oppressed the widow, fatherless, and stranger, whose cause, being just, they should have defended. So the Targum, “in which lying judges condemn the innocent.”

    Well does the wise man say he saw this “under the sun”, for there is nothing of this kind above it; nor approved of by him that is above it; and the place of righteousness, [that] iniquity [was] there ; this signifies the same as before, only it is expressed in different words. The Midrash and Jarchi interpret this of the middle gate in Jerusalem, where Nergal Sharezer, and other princes of the king of Babylon, sat, and which Solomon foresaw by a spirit of prophecy; but the better sense is, that Solomon had observed a great deal of this kind in reading the histories and annals of nations; knew that much of this sort was practised in other countries, and had seen a great deal of it in his own, done in inferior courts, and by subordinate officers; and though he was a wise and righteous prince, yet was not able to rectify all these abuses, for want of sufficient proof, which yet he lamented, and it gave him a concern; compare with this ( Isaiah 1:21-23).


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    The changes of human affairs. (Eccl. 3:1-10) The Divine counsel unchangeable. (Eccl. 3:11-15) The vanity of worldly power. (Eccl 3:16-22)

    Eccl. 3:1-10 To expect unchanging happiness in a changing world, mus end in disappointment. To bring ourselves to our state in life, is ou duty and wisdom in this world. God's whole plan for the government of the world will be found altogether wise, just, and good. Then let u seize the favourable opportunity for every good purpose and work. The time to die is fast approaching. Thus labour and sorrow fill the world This is given us, that we may always have something to do; none wer sent into the world to be idle.

    Eccl. 3:11-15 Every thing is as God made it; not as it appears to us We have the world so much in our hearts, are so taken up with thought and cares of worldly things, that we have neither time nor spirit to see God's hand in them. The world has not only gained possession of the heart, but has formed thoughts against the beauty of God's works. We mistake if we think we were born for ourselves; no, it is our busines to do good in this life, which is short and uncertain; we have but little time to be doing good, therefore we should redeem time Satisfaction with Divine Providence, is having faith that all thing work together for good to them that love him. God doeth all, that me should fear before him. The world, as it has been, is, and will be There has no change befallen us, nor has any temptation by it taken us but such as is common to men.

    Eccl. 3:16-22 Without the fear of the Lord, man is but vanity; set tha aside, and judges will not use their power well. And there is anothe Judge that stands before the door. With God there is a time for the redressing of grievances, though as yet we see it not. Solomon seems to express his wish that men might perceive, that by choosing this worl as their portion, they brought themselves to a level with the beasts without being free, as they are, from present vexations and a futur account. Both return to the dust from whence they were taken. What little reason have we to be proud of our bodies, or bodil accomplishments! But as none can fully comprehend, so few conside properly, the difference between the rational soul of man, and the spirit or life of the beast. The spirit of man goes upward, to be judged, and is then fixed in an unchangeable state of happiness of misery. It is as certain that the spirit of the beast goes downward to the earth; it perishes at death. Surely their case is lamentable, the height of whose hopes and wishes is, that they may die like beasts. Le our inquiry be, how an eternity of existence may be to us an eternit of enjoyment? To answer this, is the grand design of revelation. Jesu is revealed as the Son of God, and the Hope of sinners __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ועוד 5750 ראיתי 7200 תחת 8478 השׁמשׁ 8121 מקום 4725 המשׁפט 4941 שׁמה 8033 הרשׁע 7562 ומקום 4725 הצדק 6664 שׁמה 8033 הרשׁע׃ 7562


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