Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.

Bible References

Who knoweth

Ecclesiastes 3:22
Therefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works, for that is his portion. For who shall bring him [back] to see what shall be after him?
1 Kings 12:14
and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke. My father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
1 Kings 14:25
And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 10:13
And the king answered them roughly. And king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,
2 Chronicles 12:9
So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he took all away. He also took away the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

Wise under

Ecclesiastes 9:13
I have also seen wisdom under the sun this way, and it seemed great to me:
Luke 16:8
And his lord commended the unrighteous manager because he did shrewdly. Because the sons of this age are shrewder in their own generation than the sons of the light.
James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect endowment is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation nor shadow of turning.
James 3:17
But the wisdom from above is indeed first pure, then peaceful, meek, easily entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and non-hypocritical.

General references

Proverbs 17:25
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
Zechariah 9:6
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.