Add parallel Print Page Options

With many dreams come vanities and a multitude of words;[a] but fear God.

If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and right, do not be amazed at the matter; for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them. But all things considered, this is an advantage for a land: a king for a ploughed field.[b]

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 5:7 Meaning of Heb uncertain
  2. Ecclesiastes 5:9 Meaning of Heb uncertain

Bible Gateway Recommends

NRSV Lectern Anglicized Bible, Imitation leather, red
NRSV Lectern Anglicized Bible, Imitation leather, red
Retail: $710.00
Our Price: $610.49
Save: $99.51 (14%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition Holy Bible: NRSV
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition Holy Bible: NRSV
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $13.99
Save: $6.00 (30%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars