Ecclesiastes 7 ©
Remedies against the vanity of life are, a good name, mortification, patience, wisdom, or a considerate and prudent conduct. The difficulty of getting wisdom. The result of the Preacher's researches.
1Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
In sthe day of prosperity be joyful, but tin the day of adversity consider: uGod also hath 6set the one over against the other, vto the end that wman should find nothing after him.
xAll things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and ythere is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.