Ecclesiastes 1:1
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New Living Translation
These are the words of the Teacher, King David's son, who ruled in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem:

Young's Literal Translation
Words of a preacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:

Ecclesiastes 1:1 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:1 The preacher - Who was not only a king, but also a teacher of God's people: who having sinned grievously in the eyes of all the world, thought himself obliged to publish his repentance, and to give publick warning to all, to avoid those rocks upon which he had split.

Ecclesiastes 1:1 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Literature.
In making the following thread to the rich literature on Constantine the plan has been to confine almost wholly to Monographs, since to refer to all histories, encyclopædias, and the like which treat of him would be endless. Only such few analyzed references are introduced as have special reasons. Even with this limit it cannot be at all hoped that the list is exhaustive. Considerable pains has been taken, however, to make it full, as there is no really extended modern list of works on Constantine,
Eusebius Pamphilius—The Life of Constantine

Temporal Advantages.
"We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content."--1 Tim. vi. 7, 8. Every age has its own special sins and temptations. Impatience with their lot, murmuring, grudging, unthankfulness, discontent, are sins common to men at all times, but I suppose one of those sins which belongs to our age more than to another, is desire of a greater portion of worldly goods than God has given us,--ambition and covetousness
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Of the Imitation of Christ, and of Contempt of the World and all Its Vanities
He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,(1) saith the Lord. These are the words of Christ; and they teach us how far we must imitate His life and character, if we seek true illumination, and deliverance from all blindness of heart. Let it be our most earnest study, therefore, to dwell upon the life of Jesus Christ. 2. His teaching surpasseth all teaching of holy men, and such as have His Spirit find therein the hidden manna.(2) But there are many who, though they frequently hear the Gospel,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Order of Thought which Surrounded the Development of Jesus.
As the cooled earth no longer permits us to understand the phenomena of primitive creation, because the fire which penetrated it is extinct, so deliberate explanations have always appeared somewhat insufficient when applying our timid methods of induction to the revolutions of the creative epochs which have decided the fate of humanity. Jesus lived at one of those times when the game of public life is freely played, and when the stake of human activity is increased a hundredfold. Every great part,
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Cross References
Proverbs 1:1
These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel.

Proverbs 31:31
Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Ecclesiastes 1:12
I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem.

Ecclesiastes 7:27
"This is my conclusion," says the Teacher. "I discovered this after looking at the matter from every possible angle.

Ecclesiastes 12:8
"Everything is meaningless," says the Teacher, "completely meaningless."

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