The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem:
Behold, this have I found, says the Preacher, one to another, to find out the scheme;
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher. All is vanity.
The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
But as for the children of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
You have also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, 'There is a king in Judah.' Now it will be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together."
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, LORD, you know.
The Spirit of the LORD is on me; because he has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and an opening of the eyes to those who are bound;