52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- To everything -- a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens:
- A time to bring forth, And a time to die. A time to plant, And a time to eradicate the planted.
- A time to slay, And a time to heal, A time to break down, And a time to build up.
- A time to weep, And a time to laugh. A time to mourn, And a time to skip.
- A time to cast away stones, And a time to heap up stones. A time to embrace, And a time to be far from embracing.
- A time to seek, And a time to destroy. A time to keep, And a time to cast away.
- A time to rend, And a time to sew. A time to be silent, And a time to speak.
- A time to love, And a time to hate. A time of war, And a time of peace.
- What advantage hath the doer in that which he is labouring at?
- I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of man to be humbled by it.
- The whole He hath made beautiful in its season; also, that knowledge He hath put in their heart without which man findeth not out the work that God hath done from the beginning even unto the end.
- I have known that there is no good for them except to rejoice and to do good during their life,
- yea, even every man who eateth and hath drunk and seen good by all his labour, it [is] a gift of God.
- I have known that all that God doth is to the age, to it nothing is to be added, and from it nothing is to be withdrawn; and God hath wrought that they do fear before Him.
- What is that which hath been? already it is, and that which [is] to be hath already been, and God requireth that which is pursued.
- And again, I have seen under the sun the place of judgment -- there [is] the wicked; and the place of righteousness -- there [is] the wicked.
- I said in my heart, `The righteous and the wicked doth God judge, for a time [is] to every matter and for every work there.'
- I said in my heart concerning the matter of the sons of man that God might cleanse them, so as to see that they themselves [are] beasts.
- For an event [is to] the sons of man, and an event [is to] the beasts, even one event [is] to them; as the death of this, so [is] the death of that; and one spirit [is] to all, and the advantage of man above the beast is nothing, for the whole [is] vanity.
- The whole are going unto one place, the whole have been from the dust, and the whole are turning back unto the dust.
- Who knoweth the spirit of the sons of man that is going up on high, and the spirit of the beast that is going down below to the earth?
- And I have seen that there is nothing better than that man rejoice in his works, for it [is] his portion; for who doth bring him in to look on that which is after him?
- And I have turned, and I see all the oppressions that are done under the sun, and lo, the tear of the oppressed, and they have no comforter; and at the hand of their oppressors [is] power, and they have no comforter.
- And I am praising the dead who have already died above the living who are yet alive.
- And better than both of them [is] he who hath not yet been, in that he hath not seen the evil work that hath been done under the sun.
- And I have seen all the labour, and all the benefit of the work, because for it a man is the envy of his neighbour. Even this [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.
- The fool is clasping his hands, and eating his own flesh:
- `Better [is] a handful [with] quietness, than two handfuls [with] labour and vexation of spirit.'
- And I have turned, and I see a vain thing under the sun:
- There is one, and there is not a second; even son or brother he hath not, and there is no end to all his labour! His eye also is not satisfied with riches, and [he saith not], `For whom am I labouring and bereaving my soul of good?' This also is vanity, it is a sad travail.
- The two [are] better than the one, in that they have a good reward by their labour.
- For if they fall, the one raiseth up his companion, but wo to the one who falleth and there is not a second to raise him up!
- Also, if two lie down, then they have heat, but how hath one heat?
- And if the one strengthen himself, the two stand against him; and the threefold cord is not hastily broken.
- Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king, who hath not known to be warned any more.
- For from a house of prisoners he hath come out to reign, for even in his own kingdom he hath been poor.
- I have seen all the living, who are walking under the sun, with the second youth who doth stand in his place;
- there is no end to all the people, to all who were before them; also, the latter rejoice not in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
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