To everything -- a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens:
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.'
and at morning, Foul weather to-day, for the heaven is red -- gloomy; hypocrites, the face of the heavens indeed ye do know to discern, but the signs of the times ye are not able!
And he saith unto him, 'My heart went not when the man turned from off his chariot to meet thee; is it a time to take silver, and to take garments, and olives, and vines, and flock, and herd, and men-servants, and maid-servants?
And when he is in distress he hath appeased the face of Jehovah his God, and is humbled exceedingly before the God of his fathers,
Joy is to a man in the answer of his mouth, And a word in its season -- how good!
And I have given my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that hath been done under the heavens. It is a sad travail God hath given to the sons of man to be humbled by it.
I have sought in my heart to draw out with wine my appetite, (and my heart leading in wisdom), and to take hold on folly till that I see where is this -- the good to the sons of man of that which they do under the heavens, the number of the days of their lives.
And I have hated life, for sad to me is the work that hath been done under the sun, for the whole is vanity and vexation of spirit.
In a day of prosperity be in gladness, And in a day of evil consider. Also this over-against that hath God made, To the intent that man doth not find anything after him.
Whoso is keeping a command knoweth no evil thing, and time and judgment the heart of the wise knoweth.