Ecclesiastes 7:14
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New International Version
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

New Living Translation
Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life.

English Standard Version
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.

New American Standard Bible
In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider-- God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.

King James Bible
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity, consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man cannot discover anything that will come after him.

International Standard Version
When times are good, be joyful; when times are bad, consider this: God made the one as well as the other, so people won't seek anything outside of his best.

NET Bible
In times of prosperity be joyful, but in times of adversity consider this: God has made one as well as the other, so that no one can discover what the future holds.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When times are good, be happy. But when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one time as well as the other so that mortals cannot predict their future.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; God hath made even the one as well as the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

New American Standard 1977
In the day of prosperity be happy,
            But in the day of adversity consider—
            God has made the one as well as the other
            So that man may not discover anything that will be after him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the day of good enjoy that which is good, but in the day of adversity open your eyes and learn: God also has made the one (the day of adversity) before the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

King James 2000 Bible
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also has set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing that will come after him.

American King James Version
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also has set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

American Standard Version
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; yea, God hath made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out anything that shall be after him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the good day enjoy good things, and beware beforehand of the evil day: for God hath made both the one and the other, that man may not find against him any just complaint.

Darby Bible Translation
In the day of prosperity enjoy good, and in the day of adversity consider: God hath also set the one beside the other, to the end that man should find out nothing [of what shall be] after him.

English Revised Version
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God hath even made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out any thing that shall be after him.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

World English Bible
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; yes, God has made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out anything after him.

Young's Literal Translation
In a day of prosperity be in gladness, And in a day of evil consider. Also this over-against that hath God made, To the intent that man doth not find anything after him.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:11-22 Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, yea better. It shelters from the storms and scorching heat of trouble. Wealth will not lengthen out the natural life; but true wisdom will give spiritual life, and strengthen men for services under their sufferings. Let us look upon the disposal of our condition as the work of God, and at last all will appear to have been for the best. In acts of righteousness, be not carried into heats or passions, no, not by a zeal for God. Be not conceited of thine own abilities; nor find fault with every thing, nor busy thyself in other men's matters. Many who will not be wrought upon by the fear of God, and the dread of hell, will avoid sins which ruin their health and estate, and expose to public justice. But those that truly fear God, have but one end to serve, therefore act steadily. If we say we have not sinned, we deceive ourselves. Every true believer is ready to say, God be merciful to me a sinner. Forget not at the same time, that personal righteousness, walking in newness of life, is the only real evidence of an interest by faith in the righteousness of the Redeemer. Wisdom teaches us not to be quick in resenting affronts. Be not desirous to know what people say; if they speak well of thee, it will feed thy pride, if ill, it will stir up thy passion. See that thou approve thyself to God and thine own conscience, and then heed not what men say of thee; it is easier to pass by twenty affronts than to avenge one. When any harm is done to us, examine whether we have not done as bad to others.
Study Bible
The Value of Wisdom
13Consider the work of God, For who is able to straighten what He has bent? 14In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider-- God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him. 15I have seen everything during my lifetime of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 8:5
"Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.

Deuteronomy 26:11
and you and the Levite and the alien who is among you shall rejoice in all the good which the LORD your God has given you and your household.

Job 2:10
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Ecclesiastes 3:22
I have seen that nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities, for that is his lot. For who will bring him to see what will occur after him?

Ecclesiastes 8:7
If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?

Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.

Ecclesiastes 10:14
Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?

Ecclesiastes 11:9
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.
Treasury of Scripture

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also has set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

the day

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

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with …

Psalm 30:11,12 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off …

Psalm 40:3 And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God: many …

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not …

John 16:22,23 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and …

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

but

Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with …

1 Kings 8:47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land where they were …

1 Kings 17:17,18 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, …

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled …

Job 10:1,2 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; …

Psalm 94:12,13 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law…

Psalm 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

Isaiah 22:12-14 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to …

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall …

Isaiah 42:25 Therefore he has poured on him the fury of his anger, and the strength …

Jeremiah 23:20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and …

Micah 6:9 The LORD's voice cries to the city, and the man of wisdom shall see …

Haggai 1:5-7 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways…

Luke 15:17,18 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of …

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

set

Ecclesiastes 12:8,13 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity…

Hosea 2:6,7 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make …

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