Reading for Jul 23 (KJV)

PRO 31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

PRO 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

PRO 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

PRO 31:14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

PRO 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

PRO 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

PRO 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

PRO 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise [is] good: her candle goeth not out by night.

PRO 31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

PRO 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

PRO 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household [are] clothed with scarlet.

PRO 31:22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing [is] silk and purple.

PRO 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

PRO 31:24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth [it]; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

PRO 31:25 Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

PRO 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness.

PRO 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

PRO 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.

PRO 31:29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

PRO 31:30 Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

PRO 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

ECC 1:1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

ECC 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all [is] vanity.

ECC 1:3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

ECC 1:4 [One] generation passeth away, and [another] generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

ECC 1:5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

ECC 1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

ECC 1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea [is] not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

ECC 1:8 All things [are] full of labour; man cannot utter [it]: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

ECC 1:9 The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun.

ECC 1:10 Is there [any] thing whereof it may be said, See, this [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

ECC 1:11 [There is] no remembrance of former [things]; neither shall there be [any] remembrance of [things] that are to come with [those] that shall come after.

ECC 1:12 # I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

ECC 1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all [things] that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

ECC 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

ECC 1:15 [That which is] crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

ECC 1:16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all [they] that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

ECC 1:17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

ECC 1:18 For in much wisdom [is] much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

ECC 2:1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also [is] vanity.

ECC 2:2 I said of laughter, [It is] mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?

ECC 2:3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what [was] that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

ECC 2:4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

ECC 2:5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all [kind of] fruits:

ECC 2:6 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:

ECC 2:7 I got [me] servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:

ECC 2:8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, [as] musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

ECC 2:9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

ECC 2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.

ECC 2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all [was] vanity and vexation of spirit, and [there was] no profit under the sun.

ECC 2:12 # And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what [can] the man [do] that cometh after the king? [even] that which hath been already done.

ECC 2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

ECC 2:14 The wise man's eyes [are] in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

ECC 2:15 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also [is] vanity.

ECC 2:16 For [there is] no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now [is] in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise [man]? as the fool.

ECC 2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun [is] grievous unto me: for all [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

ECC 2:18 # Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

ECC 2:19 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise [man] or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This [is] also vanity.

ECC 2:20 Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.

ECC 2:21 For there is a man whose labour [is] in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it [for] his portion. This also [is] vanity and a great evil.

ECC 2:22 For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?

ECC 2:23 For all his days [are] sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

ECC 2:24 # [There is] nothing better for a man, [than] that he should eat and drink, and [that] he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it [was] from the hand of God.

ECC 2:25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten [hereunto], more than I?

ECC 2:26 For [God] giveth to a man that [is] good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to [him that is] good before God. This also [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.

ECC 3:1 To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

ECC 3:2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted;

ECC 3:3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

ECC 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

ECC 3:5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

ECC 3:6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

ECC 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

ECC 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

ECC 3:9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

ECC 3:10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

ECC 3:11 He hath made every [thing] beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

ECC 3:12 I know that [there is] no good in them, but for [a man] to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

ECC 3:13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God.

ECC 3:14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth [it], that [men] should fear before him.

ECC 3:15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

ECC 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.

ECC 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.

ECC 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

ECC 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all [is] vanity.

ECC 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.