… John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. 16 There is no end to all the people; to all who were before them. "If two lie together, then they have warmth" (Ecclesiastes 4… 2 A wise person’s heart directs him toward the right, but the … 16 … That is, if anyone of them fall, the other will lift him up, as they are travelling … Ecclesiastes 4:10. … 14 For the youth has come from the prison to the kingship, though he was born poor in his own kingdom. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 4 If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest. 4 And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is … For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow That is, if anyone of them fall, the other will lift him up, as they are travelling together, in whatsoever manner; if one falls from his … 13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. 7 A good name* is better than good oil,+ and the day of death is better than the day of birth. Ecclesiastes 10:15 Parallel. 15 I have seen all the living under the sun join with the second youth (the king’s acknowledged successor) who replaces him. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. 4 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of … And behold, I saw the … Verses 4-10. 15 I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed this second one, the youth who succeeded the king. He shall be stayed upon her, and shall not be moved; and shall rely upon her, and shall not be … That wise and poor child mentioned Ecclesiastes 4:13, who is said to come to reign, Ecclesiastes 4:14, and may well be called the second to the old and foolish king who became poor, Ecclesiastes 4:15… Ecclesiastes. Do not, in a passion, quit thy post of duty; wait awhile, and thou wilt find … If the spirit of a ruler — His passion or wrath; rise up against thee — Upon some misinformation given him, or mismanagement of thine; leave not thy place — In anger or discontent. 1 So I returned, and considered all the … 10 As dead flies cause the perfumer’s oil to stink and bubble, so a little foolishness outweighs wisdom and glory.+. 16 There was no end of all the … Ecclesiastes. His four years brought high interest rates, … 4 Again I turned my attention to all the acts of oppression that go on under the sun.I saw the tears of the oppressed, and there was no one to comfort them.+ And their oppressors … This is evidently an old proverb, similar to the modern cliche that, "two heads are better than one." Chapter 4 Oppression and evil deeds are vanity—The strength of two is better than one—Better is a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. the tears of those being oppressed,+ but they had no … I considered all the living which walk under the sun All men that were then alive, who were capable of walking upon the earth; even all of them that were under the … Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that … 4 And I myself returned that I might see all the acts of oppression+ that are being done under the sun, and, look! 15 I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the second youth who stands in his place. Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is … 4 Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. A Little Foolishness. Ecclesiastes. The Futility of Power. Ecclesiastes 4:15. He knoweth not how to go to the city - I suppose this to be a proverb: "He knows nothing; he does not know his way … 15 I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king’s successor. And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still … Withdraw not thyself rashly and hastily from his presence and service: see on Ecclesiastes 8… 3 Better is distress than laughter,+ for the sadness of the face makes the heart better.+ 4 … Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 When a Nation is Directionally Challenged In 1976, Jimmy Carter, the former Govenor of Georgia, was elected to serve as POTUS. Fall, in any kind, into any mistakes and errors, or sins, or dangers and distresses. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Ecclesiastes. 15 I saw all the living who move about under the sun, along with that # 4:15 Hebrew the second youth who was to stand in the king’s # 4:15 Hebrew his place. Ecclesiastes 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Evils of Oppression. 14 The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom. 10 Dead flies turn a perfumer’s oil rancid, so a little foolishness is more [ a]potent than wisdom and honor. 16 There was no end of all the people over whom he was made king; Yet those who … [10] "Two are better than one" (Ecclesiastes 4:9). 2. Solomon appears to caution men not to seek redress in a hasty manner, nor to yield to pride and revenge. Commentary. 2 Better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting,+ for that is the end of every man, and the living should take it to heart. 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