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10 Bible Verses about Enjoyment, Lack Of
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Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her; thou shalt build a house, and thou shalt not dwell therein; thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not eat of it.
He shall not see streams, rivers, brooks of honey and butter. That which he laboured for shall he restore, and not swallow down; its restitution shall be according to the value, and he shall not rejoice therein. For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.
One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet; His sides are full of fat, and the marrow of his bones is moistened; And another dieth in bitterness of soul, and hath not tasted good:
If a man beget a hundred sons, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, but his soul be not filled with good, and also he have no burial, I say an untimely birth is better than he. For it cometh in vanity, and departeth in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness; moreover it hath not seen nor known the sun: this hath rest rather than the other.read more.
Yea, though he live twice a thousand years, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?
There is one alone and without a second; also he hath neither son nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, and he saith not, For whom then am I labouring, and depriving my soul of good? This also is vanity and a grievous occupation.
For he giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he giveth travail to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good in God's sight. This also is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to our tribulation which happened to us in Asia, that we were excessively pressed beyond our power, so as to despair even of living.
And that I might not be exalted by the exceeding greatness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn for the flesh, a messenger of Satan that he might buffet me, that I might not be exalted.