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.
And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.