Ecclesiastes 7:14
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity, consider this: God has made one of these along with the other, so that a man cannot discover anything that will come after him.
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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 did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart in all your abundance,

Psalm 30:11, 12
You turned my mourning into dancing; You peeled off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, . . .

Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.

Matthew 9:13
But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

John 16:22, 23
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. . . .

James 5:13
Is any one of you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises.


Deuteronomy 8:3
He humbled you, and in your hunger gave you manna to eat, which neither you nor your fathers had known, so that you might understand that man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

1 Kings 8:47
and when they come to their senses in the land to which they were taken, and they repent and plead with You in the land of their captors, saying, 'We have sinned and done wrong; we have acted wickedly, '

1 Kings 17:17, 18
Later, the son of the woman who owned the house became ill, and his sickness grew severe, until no breath remained in him. . . .

2 Chronicles 33:12, 13
And in his distress, Manasseh sought the favor of the LORD his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his fathers. . . .

Job 10:1, 2
I loathe my own life; I will express my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul. . . .

Psalm 94:12, 13
Blessed is the man You discipline, O LORD, and teach from Your law, . . .

Psalm 119:71
It was good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.

Isaiah 22:12-14
On that day the Lord GOD of Hosts called for weeping and wailing, for shaven heads and the wearing of sackcloth. . . .

Isaiah 26:11
O LORD, Your hand is upraised, but they do not see it. They will see Your zeal for Your people, and be put to shame. The fire set for Your enemies will consume them!

Isaiah 42:25
So He poured out on them His furious anger and the fierceness of battle. It enveloped them in flames, but they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

Jeremiah 23:20
The anger of the LORD will not diminish until He has fully accomplished the purposes of His heart. In the days to come you will understand it clearly.

Micah 6:9
The voice of the LORD calls out to the city--and it is sound wisdom to fear Your name--"Heed the rod and the One who ordained it.

Haggai 1:5-7
Now this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Think carefully about your ways. . . .

Luke 15:17, 18
Finally he came to his senses and said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have plenty of food? But here I am, starving to death! . . .

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God, " they said.


Ecclesiastes 12:8, 13
"Futility of futilities, " says the Teacher. "Everything is futile!" . . .

Hosea 2:6, 7
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her path with thorns; I will enclose her with a wall, so she cannot find her way. . . .

Parallel Verses
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.
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