King James Version
I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
Darby Bible Translation
I turned, I and my heart, to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom and reason, and to know wickedness to be folly, and foolishness to be madness;
World English Bible
I turned around, and my heart sought to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the scheme of things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity, and that foolishness is madness.
Young's Literal Translation
I have turned round, also my heart, to know and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and reason, and to know the wrong of folly, and of foolishness the madness.
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CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
I applied...: Heb. I and mine heart compassed
I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:Ecclesiastes 7:25 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryWhat the Scriptures Principally Teach: the Ruin and Recovery of Man. Faith and Love Towards Christ.
2 Tim. i. 13.--"Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus." Here is the sum of religion. Here you have a compend of the doctrine of the Scriptures. All divine truths may be reduced to these two heads,--faith and love; what we ought to believe, and what we ought to do. This is all the Scriptures teach, and this is all we have to learn. What have we to know, but what God hath revealed of himself to us? And what have we to do, but what …
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Eusebius' Accession to the Bishopric of Cæsarea.
Sources and Literature
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
Sin Charged Upon the Surety
How the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
How to Make Use of Christ for Taking the Guilt of Our Daily Out-Breakings Away.
The Christian Man
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.
That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
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.
The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
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