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Solomon is the speaker in Ecclesiastes, but there is no author identified with it's text. The thought of the book is centered on six key ideas. Three of these are negative and revolve around the problems of life: (1) All is vanity. (2) Man is limited. (3) God is hidden. The other three are positive and give the solution to life's crisis: (1) Fear God and keep His commandments. (2)Enjoy life. (3) Use wisdom properly. Taken together, Ecclesiastes is a book to show men that they should lead godly and joyous lives, even if they live in a world of divine mysteries.

  • Ecclesiastes 11:1-11 All is vanity
  • 1:12-18 The fruits of wisdom
  • Ecclesiastes 22:1-3 Pleasure is vain
  • 2:4-11 Great works are vain
  • 2:12-23 Wisdom and folly
  • 2:24-26 Joy in labor
  • Ecclesiastes 33:1-15 A time for everything
  • 3:16-22 God judges righteous and wicked
  • Ecclesiastes 44:1-3 Oppressions increase vanity
  • 4:4-16 Vanity increased
  • Ecclesiastes 55:1-7 Caution against hasty vows
  • 5:8-20 The vanity of life
  • Ecclesiastes 66:1-12 The vanity of riches
  • Ecclesiastes 77:1-29 Wisdom and goodness upheld
  • Ecclesiastes 88:1-5 Respect for rulers
  • 8:6-17 The inequalities of life
  • Eccl. 99:1-6 All things come to righteous and wicked
  • 9:7-10 Principles for living
  • 9:11-18 Wisdom better than strength
  • Eccl. 1010:1-20 Wisdom and folly
  • Eccl. 1111:1-8 Charity enjoined
  • 11:9-10 Advice to the young
  • Eccl. 1212:1-8 Vanity and the fear of God
  • 12:9-14 The whole duty of man

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