Ecclesiastes 7:5
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New International Version
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.

King James Bible
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

Darby Bible Translation
It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise, than to hear the song of fools.

World English Bible
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

Young's Literal Translation
Better to hear a rebuke of a wise man, Than for a man to hear a song of fools,

Ecclesiastes 7:5 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning - A wise man loves those occasions from which he can derive spiritual advantage; and therefore prefers visiting the sick, and sympathizing with those who have suffered privations by death. But the fool - the gay, thoughtless, and giddy - prefers places and times of diversion and amusement. Here he is prevented from seriously considering either himself or his latter end. The grand fault and misfortune of youth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

better

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head...

Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

Proverbs 13:13 Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Proverbs 15:31,32 The ear that hears the reproof of life stays among the wise...

Proverbs 17:10 A reproof enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

the song

Psalm 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Library
Finis Coronat Opus
'Better is the end of a thing than the beginning.'--ECCLES. vii. 8. This Book of Ecclesiastes is the record of a quest after the chief good. The Preacher tries one thing after another, and tells his experiences. Amongst these are many blunders. It is the final lesson which he would have us learn, not the errors through which he reached it. 'The conclusion of the whole matter' is what he would commend to us, and to it he cleaves his way through a number of bitter exaggerations and of partial truths
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Eusebius' Accession to the Bishopric of Cæsarea.
Not long after the close of the persecution, Eusebius became bishop of Cæsarea in Palestine, his own home, and held the position until his death. The exact date of his accession cannot be ascertained, indeed we cannot say that it did not take place even before the close of the persecution, but that is hardly probable; in fact, we know of no historian who places it earlier than 313. His immediate predecessor in the episcopate was Agapius, whom he mentions in terms of praise in H. E. VII. 32.
Eusebius Pamphilius—Church History

Columban.
THE wild districts of Ireland were occupied with convents, after the example of Patrick, and cultivated by the hard labour of the monks. The Irish convents were distinguished by their strict Christian discipline, their diligence and their zeal in the study of the Scriptures, and of science in general, as far as they had the means of acquiring it. Irish monks brought learning from Britain and Gaul, they treasured up this learning and elaborated it in the solitude of the convent, and they are said
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places

Sanctification.
VI. Objections answered. I will consider those passages of scripture which are by some supposed to contradict the doctrine we have been considering. 1 Kings viii. 46: "If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near," etc. On this passage, I remark:-- 1. That this sentiment in nearly the same language, is repeated in 2 Chron. vi. 26, and in Eccl.
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Cross References
Psalm 141:5
Let a righteous man strike me--that is a kindness; let him rebuke me--that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.

Proverbs 6:23
For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,

Proverbs 13:18
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.

Proverbs 15:31
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.

Proverbs 15:32
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

Ecclesiastes 7:4
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

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