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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ecclesiastes 3:17


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    King James Bible - Ecclesiastes 3:17

    I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

    World English Bible

    I said in my
    heart, "God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work."

    Douay-Rheims - Ecclesiastes 3:17

    And I said in my
    heart: God shall judge both the just and the wicked, and then shall be the time of every thing.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    I said in my
    heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

    Original Hebrew

    אמרתי
    559 אני 589 בלבי 3820 את 853 הצדיק 6662 ואת 853 הרשׁע 7563 ישׁפט 8199 האלהים 430 כי 3588 עת 6256 לכל 3605 חפץ 2656 ועל 5921 כל 3605 המעשׂה 4639 שׁם׃ 8033

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    VERSE (17) -
    Ec 1:16; 2:1

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:17

    Y dije yo en mi corazón: Al justo y al impío juzgará Dios; porque hay un tiempo determinado de juzgar a toda voluntad y sobre todo lo que se hace.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ecclesiastes 3:17

    Verse 17. For there is a
    time there for every purpose - Man has his time here below, and God shall have his time above. At his throne the judged shall be rejudged, and iniquity for ever close her mouth.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. I said in mine
    heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked , etc.] This he considered in his mind, and set it down for a certain truth, and which relieved him under the consideration of the sad perversion of justice; and made him easy under it, and willing to leave things to him that judgeth righteously, and wait his time when everything that was now wrong would be set right: he knew from reason, from tradition, and from the word of God, that there was a judgment to come, a general, righteous, and eternal one; that this judicial process would be carried on by God himself, who is holy, righteous, just, and true, omniscient, and omnipotent; and, being the Judge of all the earth, would do right; when he would vindicate the righteous, and clear them from all calumnies and charges; acquit and justify them, and condemn the wicked, pass a just sentence on them, and execute it; for [there is] a time there for every purpose, and for every work ; or “then”, as Noldius; in the day of the great judgment, as the Targum adds; and which continues to paraphrase the words thus, “for a time is appointed for every business, and for every work which they do in this world they shall be judged there;” there is a time fixed, a day appointed, for the judgment of the world; though of that day and hour knows no man; yet, it is settled, and will certainly come, ( Acts 17:31 Matthew 24:36); and when it is come, every purpose, counsel, and thought of men’s hearts, will be made manifest, as well as every work, good or bad, open or secret, yea, every idle word, and men will be judged according to these; (see Corinthians 4:5 2 Corinthians 5:10 Ecclesiastes 12:14) ( Matthew 12:36,37 Jude 1:14,15).

    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

    אמרתי 559 אני 589 בלבי 3820 את 853 הצדיק 6662 ואת 853 הרשׁע 7563 ישׁפט 8199 האלהים 430 כי 3588 עת 6256 לכל 3605 חפץ 2656 ועל 5921 כל 3605 המעשׂה 4639 שׁם׃ 8033


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