Time is important to us, but with God, it is not an overriding issue. So "its," not "his name." Jun 3, 2020 Sep 22, 2020 by Editor in Chief. Ecclesiastes 1:18 Meaning of for with Much Wisdom Comes Much Sorrow. There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: A man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor, so that he lacks nothing for himself of all he desires; yet God does not give him power to eat of it, but a foreigner consumes it. But he is not able to contend with the One stronger than he. of Ecclesiastes 6:10 (JUB) Since man's toils are vain, what is the chief good? Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise), Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Ecclesiastes is a phonetic transliteration of the Greek word Ἐκκλησιαστής (Ekklesiastes), which in the Septuagint translates the Hebrew name of its stated author, Kohelet (קֹהֶלֶת). Ecclesiastes 6:10 (NLT) Even with these additions a man may not be able to enjoy his riches, family, and life. [16] "The labor of fools wearieth every one of them; for he knoweth not how to go to the city" (Ecclesiastes 10:15). Part II begins here. That is, man returns to dust and the breath of life does to God. God has already planned what now exists. We may need the answers very much. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (NCV) None whatever. Share. Whatever happens has already been designated, and human beings are fully known. Share. The insatiability of the desire prevents that which is the only end proposed in toils, namely, self-gratification; "the man" thus gets no "good" out of his wealth ( Ecclesiastes 6:3 ). "Seeing" that man cannot escape from the "vanity," which by God's "mighty" will is inherent in earthly things, and cannot call in question God's wisdom in these dispensations (equivalent to "contend," &c.), what is man the better--of these vain things as regards the chief good? That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it [is] man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (CEB) Mortals cannot argue with the one who is stronger than they. Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he. — That is, the Almighty. Koheleth reverts to the matter of wealth, as if asking why it affords no satisfaction. Ecclesiastes 6:10-12 (10) Whatever exists has already been named, and what man is has been known; no man can contend with one who is stronger than he. Everyone knows what people are like. Whatsoever hath been, the name thereof was given long ago; and it is know what man is; neither can he contend with him that is mightier than he. Verses 1-6 A man often has all he needs for outward enjoyment; yet the Lord leaves him so to covetousness or evil dispositions, that he makes no good or comfortable use of what he has. Admittedly, much of the book of Ecclesiastes presents a cynical look at reality. already is its name called, and it is known that it [is] man, and he is not able to contend with him who is stronger than he. 12. A man can't argue with the One who is stronger than he is. Then soon shall we glide through this vexatious world, and find ourselves in that happy place, where there is fulness of joy and pleasures for evermore. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (TMB) Discover NEAC - Newtown: Erskineville Anglican Church Ecclesiastes: Mortality - Ecclesiastes 6-10 - Matt Aroney - CiG - Audio. Waddey gave the meaning here as a warning that, "The fool talks too much about things of which he is ignorant." 9. That which is hath already been named; and what man is, is known, and that he cannot contend with him that is mightier than he. And the advice is given in light of the unpredictability of life… Business Advice. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (TMBA) Retribution in part vindicates God's ways even now. Our lot is appointed. Whatever exists was given its name long ago, and who man is, is known. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (DBY) Whatever is--it was already determined, {what will be--it has already been decided}. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (ASV) Proud member His fall; he sinned against his Maker and was cast out of Paradise. (11) The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone? What--advantage, that is, superiority, above him who knows not how to walk uprightly hath the poor who knoweth to walk before the living?--that is, to use and enjoy life aright ( Ecclesiastes 5:18 Ecclesiastes 5:19 ), a cheerful, thankful, godly "walk" ( Psalms 116:9 ). Whatever is--it was already determined, {what will be--it has already been decided}. Ecclesiastes 6:10-12. Whatever one is, he has been named already, For it is known that he is man; And he cannot contend with Him who is mightier than he. 6. One commentator suggests this title: “Questions Without Answers.” This does not mean, though, that one should ignore God and His way and avoid receiving godly correction. Kohelet 6:10 (OJB) Ecclesiastes 6:10. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (YLT) Whatever he is, he was named long ago, and it is known that he is merely human; moreover, he cannot defeat what is mightier than he [death]. Whatever has been, its name was given long ago; and it is known what man is; neither can he contend with him who is mightier than he. ς πλούτου; and our duty, evidently is, not to set our hopes upon them but upon the living God, (1 Timothy 6:17) not to strive after riches, but to endeavour to stand well with our Creator. Ecclesiastes 6:1-12 1 I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on mankind: 2 God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. Everything has already been decided. Verses 7-12 A little will serve to sustain us comfortably, and a great deal can do no more. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (CJB) He has no power against one stronger than he. It was known long ago what each person would be. The meaning of these verses is mystifying. darkness--of the abortive; a type of the unhonored death and dark future beyond the grave of the avaricious. Ecclesiastes 6 begins with a comparison of two apparently pitiable people: a man who is greatly blessed by God, yet does not enjoy his blessings, and a stillborn child.According to Solomon, the second is better. "Better the fruit that drops from the tree before it is ripe than that left to hang on till rotten" [HENRY]. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (RSVA) He has already decided what man is. It was known long ago what each person would be. What [is] that which hath been? 11 The more words you speak, the less they mean. How foolish, then, to envy the heathen that wealth which may, like the flower of the "field, so soon fade away, (James 1:10-11). Even … Whatever exists has already been named , and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is. The old statement that we cannot take it with us, misses the point that is even worse than that. Let us return to God, trust in his mercy through Jesus Christ, and submit to his will. You see, Ecclesiastes is talking about the futility of loving something within creation in a way that one should only love the Creator. Ecclesiastes 6 New International Version (NIV) 6 I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on mankind: 2 God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to … Ecclesiastes 6:10-12 New Living Translation (NLT) The Future—Determined and Unknown. 3. The godly might be tempted to "contend with God" ( Ecclesiastes 6:10 ) as to His dispensations; but they cannot fully know the wise purposes served by them now and hereafter. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (NIRV) 29:50. Its destiny is fixed. Some things about our lives we cannot change. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Why? A man can't argue with the One who is stronger than he is. The greatest possessions and honours cannot set us above the common events of human life. Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been will be again, and what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Eccl. It is fleeting and uncertain, and with little in it to be fond of, or to be depended on. Even if a man (of this character) have very many (equivalent to "a hundred," 2 Kings 10:1 ) children, and not have a "stranger" as his heir ( Ecclesiastes 6:2 ), and live long ("days of years" express the brevity of life at its best, Genesis 47:9 ), yet enjoy no real "good" in life, and lie unhonored, without "burial," at death ( 2 Kings 9:26 2 Kings 9:35 ), the embryo is better than he. Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is. Ecclesiastes 6:10 (BBE) Everything has already been decided. This is particularly challenging for a book like Ecclesiastes. Whatever happens was planned long ago. He determines when animals and humans die. For--"However" [MAURER]. Ecclesiastes 6 – Wealth Can’t Satisfy A. He has no power against one stronger than he. That which is, has been named before, and of what man is there is knowledge. His dignity; he was made in the image of God. He that is has been named already; and it is known that he is man and that he shall not be able to contend with him that is mightier than he. To get what Ecclesiastes 5:8 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Ecclesiastes 1:18 “For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.” Explanation and Commentary of Ecclesiastes 1:18. Because God is sovereign over time all the time, He will be overseeing and working to make the most and best of every situation for us. Comments In Channel. NEAC - Newtown: Erskineville Anglican Church. And. In the East to be without burial is the greatest degradation. (7-12). Whatever happens, happens. Favorite Add to Repost. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 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