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Ecclesiastes 6 - NIV

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. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.

3 A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.

4 It comes without meaning, it departs in darkness, and in darkness its name is shrouded.

5 Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man—

6 even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?


Everyone’s toil is for their mouth,
yet their appetite is never satisfied.

8 What advantage have the wise over fools?
What do the poor gain
by knowing how to conduct themselves before others?

9 Better what the eye sees
than the roving of the appetite.
This too is meaningless,
a chasing after the wind.


Whatever exists has already been named,
and what humanity is has been known;
no one can contend
with someone who is stronger.

11 The more the words,
the less the meaning,
and how does that profit anyone?

12 For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days they pass through like a shadow? Who can tell them what will happen under the sun after they are gone?

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Shared by: Victor Yap on Feb, 2017
Summary: Ecclesiastes 5
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 6
Tom Shepard avatar
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Dec, 2016
Summary: This is a verse by verse look at the sixth chapter of Ecclesiastes.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
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Ed Vasicek avatar
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2014
Summary: The ability to enjoy life’s blessings with intensity is a gift from God, yet, like eternal life, many will not receive that gift.
Series: Thanksgiving
William R. Nabaza avatar
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2014
Summary: To show that CHRIST is both our Provider, Blessor and blessing of the LORD that made us rich.
Terry Blankenship avatar
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Shared by: Terry Blankenship on Feb, 2013
Summary: What drives us in life? Solomon ponders the source of our pleasure.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
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Views: 836
Donald McCulley avatar
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Shared by: Donald McCulley on Dec, 2011
Summary: Life "under the sun" has no satisfaction!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,153
Freddy Fritz avatar
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Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2010
Summary: We are encouraged to trust in our sovereign God by looking for what is relatively good in times of adversity.
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 4,345
Freddy Fritz avatar
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Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2010
Summary: In today’s lesson we are warned against a greedy pursuit of wealth and encouraged instead to enjoy God’s daily gifts.
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Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
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Noal  Atkinson avatar
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Shared by: Noal Atkinson on Jan, 2010
Summary: This sermon looks at identifying your spritual gift by using the whole book of ephesians. It reminds us the Holy Spirit starts the work, we need to trust in Jesus Christ and rest in the presence of the father, so that we can stand against evil and use our
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,151
Albert Corey avatar
Shared by: Albert Corey on Jul, 2009
Summary: . As Christians, who have been born again by God’s Spirit, it is foolish to trust in the empty things of this life. In order to be truly satisfied in this life we must invest our lives in those things that have eternal value rather than those things tha
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Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:3-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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Pat Damiani avatar
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Shared by: Pat Damiani on Apr, 2009
Summary: 12th in a series from Ecclesiastes. Our souls can only be satisfied when we live life in community with God and others.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,787
Chip Monck avatar
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Shared by: Chip Monck on Jan, 2008
Summary: This message explores the God given desire to have a deep and lasting impact. Inspired by "The Seven Longings of the Human Heart" by Mike Bickle.
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 942
Michael McCartney avatar
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Shared by: Michael McCartney on Nov, 2007
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Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Views: 2,327
Chadrick  Forrester avatar
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Shared by: Chadrick Forrester on Mar, 2007
Summary: This sermon explores the research of Solomon on the secret to contentment in life.
based on 16 ratings
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Views: 7,734
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Shared by: Robert Leroe on Mar, 2006
Summary: Solomon confronts the popular view of prosperity in chapter 6. People equate wealth with happiness. Solomon warns that people who live apart from God are “never satisfied”.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 2,477
Toby Powers avatar
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Shared by: Toby Powers on Dec, 2005
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based on 33 ratings
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Views: 3,270
Daniel Olukoya avatar
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Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Mar, 2004
Summary: God wants His children to have longevity of life that is why he makes provision in the bible for our bodies to be spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally balanced.
based on 73 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 8,327
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Gift of Enjoyment
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2003
Summary: The gift of enjoyment is a gift that comes from our happy God; without it, life will not satisfy; with it, we can find enjoyment in the simplest of pleasures.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 50 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,345
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Shared by: Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks on Oct, 2002
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based on 22 ratings
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John Knight avatar
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Shared by: John Knight on May, 2002
Summary: Being wise with our money and resources.
Series: Stewardship
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 6:7
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 2,275