The Hebrew of Ecclesiastes 15 3. The talks range in length between 3 and 10 minutes. That wise and poor child mentioned Ecclesiastes 4:13, who is said to come to reign, Ecclesiastes 4:14, and may well be called the second to the old and foolish king who became poor, Ecclesiastes 4:15, being deposed from his kingdom, whom he succeeds, being put in his place either by the humour of the people, or by some higher power. For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. All the items Solomon has mentioned here we will come to know if we live long enough. Salem Media Group. For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. I. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Psa. foolish 4. (13) Better a poor and wise youth. 13 A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction. ECCLESIASTES 4:1-16 Introduction: Late in life Solomon strayed form God. The meaning of hebel 42 3. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 4:13-16 13 A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction. 2 The word הבל (hebel) is a key word in Ecclesiastes occurring in more than 30 passages. THE PREACHER'S SEARCH FOR MEANING IN LIFE (1:4-2:26) II. You will have two days each week without content. that he is foolish, a person of a mean genius and small capacity; Ecclesiastes 4:12. a. Ecclesiastes 4:13-16. b. b. 13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. YET POPULARITY IS SHORT-LIVED (16) 1. 2. It foolish to be sets in our ways, and no longer open to advice and council. It reads as follows, And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. in 1 ed. I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the second youth who stands in his place. . Better is a poor but wise youth, than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to take care of himself; because from the prison-house he emerged to reign, while even in his reign he was born poor. 2. a. Ecclesiastes 4:13-16. b. inexperienced, and therefore taken but little notice of; and The term Qohelet 18 The Genre of Ecclesiastes 21 Different approaches to Ecclesiastes 29 1. 15 I saw all the living who walk under the sun; New International Version (NIV), NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. d. There is always a young clever lad trying to take your place. 4. Thus Ecclesiastes 1:2 would read, “Breath of breaths, all is a breath.” Such as was Joseph, David, Daniel, and his three comrades, &c.; apt to learn, ready to receive instruction, and as careful to follow it. (15) I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with … (Verses 4-6), tell us that the enviable workaholic (verse 4), nor the lazy fool (verse 5), receives fulfillment in life; working to have enough to get by with is better than either extreme (verse 6). and resolved to take his own way. A key word is “vanity” (occurs 35 times in 29 verses), which means “futility, uselessness, nothingness” b. "The Meaning of Ecclesiastes 10,15," Irish Theological Quarterly 18 (1951) 297-300. How do subjects view an heir to the throne and when he becomes king? 1. corruption of nature; the one is the new man, the other the old dignity, in the highest instance of it, which is kingly; and, in Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. (13-16) The vanity of fame and its short life. … Eccl. and be a king, than he is; for though he is young, yet wise, and This is no new thing. The wise man proceeds to show the vanity of worldly power and 119:99). 16 There was no end to all the people who were before them. counsel; cannot bear any admonition; is stubborn and self-willed, For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. king The Heterodox Qohelet 30 2. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The young man might have come from prison to become king. order to illustrate and exemplify this, he supposes, on the one It is the same word used in Ephesians 6:11 when it says I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the second youth who stands in … People who die daily to self, are obedient to what God says, and are walking by faith, experience the living presence of the fullness of Christ. This last title — not to be confounded with "Ecclesiastes" (Eccl.) Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. It has been variously translated as vanity, meaningless, or futility to name a few. BY JAMES M. MACDONALD, D.D., PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY. The Orthodox Qohelet 32 3. The Struggling Qohelet 36 Hermeneutical keys for understanding Ecclesiastes 41 1. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. In this eight-week Love God Greatly study on the book of Ecclesiastes, our questions regarding the meaning of life will lead us to Solomon’s wise conclusion: that in order for one to find meaning, purpose, and satisfaction in life, he or she must know God. Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 - NIRV: A poor but wise young man is better off than an old but foolish king. he not able to get books and masters to teach him knowledge; nor Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament "And I praised the dead who were long ago dead, more than the living who are yet in life; and as happier than both, him who has not yet come into existence, who hath not seen the evil work which is done under the sun." the arts of it, though he has held the reins of it long in his Some people are hermits and want to live alone. Ecclesiastes 4:13, ESV: "Better was a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how to take advice." It is better to be a poor and wise youth, than an old and foolish king who will not accept criticism 2. hand, a person possessed of royal honour; who has long enjoyed There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them, and even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him, for this too is vanity and striving after wind. Please note: The study is designed to break on the weekends. has but little knowledge of government, or but little versed in But the willing servants of the Lord Jesus, our King, rejoice in him alone, and they will love Him more and more to all eternity. Ver. nasb (updated) text: ecclesiastes 4:13-16 13 A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction. Jarchi, and others, interpret it, allegorically, of the good and A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus (26:1-4,13-16) Happy the husband of a really good wife The number of his days will be doubled. it, is settled in his kingdom, and advanced in years; and who 21025 Ecclesiastes 4.13-16 (YouTube) Sermon Library - Vernon McGee Nov 15, 2017 - The Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament - Thru the Bible by Dr. J. Vernon McGee - video upload powered by … No time period or writer’s name is mentioned in the book, but several passages suggest that King Solomon may be the author (1:1,12,16; 2:4–9; 7:26–29; 12:9; cf. improving in knowledge, and willing to be advised and counselled A good wife is the best of portions, Reserved for those who fear the Lord; Rich or poor, they will be glad of heart, (14) For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. An irreversible edict to kill all Jews had been sent out. 4:13-16 Issue 6: The Shadow of Popularity. TEXT: Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 13 Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. CONCLUSION: A. PART 2 Advancement is meaningless without God (Ecclesiastes 4:13-16) 7. Commentary on Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 (Read Ecclesiastes 4:13-16) People are never long easy and satisfied; they are fond of changes. to travel abroad to see the world, and make his observations on and foolish king, who was an idolater, and refused to be This is no new thing. The word "scheming" there in verse 14 is the word methodeia, which is where we get the word "methods" from. THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES EXPLAINED. hand; and, which is worst of all, is vicious and wicked: on the "Deceitful scheming" has the meaning of those who lie in wait to deceive with that which is false. admonished of his idolatry; and so the Midrash. Properly Approaching God. 14 For he has come out of prison to become king, even though he was born poor in his kingdom. men and things; and yet being wise, having a good genius, which Properly Approaching God. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, n.d., 1960 printing). 4:13-16 People are never long easy and satisfied; they are fond of changes. Hebrew with little change in meaning. 14 The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom. 4. is more happy, in his present state and circumstances, than the Verse 13 begins by describing a poor young man and an old foolish king. Since man is not able to discover the key to life by exploration, Qoheleth counsels him rather to enjoy life as a gift, in fear of the good and sovereign God. Then the next verses describe what the Teacher discovered. 16 There was no end to all the people who were before them. Proud member For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the … 4:13-16. that feared God, and worshipped him early; the latter, the old 1 Happy the husband of a really good wife; the number of his days will be doubled. A key phrase is “under the sun” (occurs 29 times in 27 verses), which suggests “from an earthly point of view” -- The book illustrates the vanity of life when looked at solely from an earthly perspective i., p. 195. I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the second youth who stands in … king. Ecclesiastes 4:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ecclesiastes 4:13, NIV: "Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning." ECCLESIASTES QUEST FOR MEANING KEY WORDS Vanity Under the Sun Preacher Striving After Wind 1-2 INTRODUCTION 1 Futility of Wisdom 2:1-11 Futility of Self-Indulgence 2:12-17 Futility in Wisdom 2:18-23 Futility in Ambition 2:24-26 Conclusion 3 GOD’S DESIGN Leanza, S. "Eccl 12,1-7: L'interpretazione escatologica dei Padri e degli 14 For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. Solomon is again drawing attention to the folly of the lack of companionship. Ecclesiastes 4:13. Pastor Skip Heitzig examines Solomon's search for meaning. A. Ecclesiastes 4:13. BRIEF OUTLINE INTRODUCTION AND PROLOGUE (1:1-3) I. Ecclesiastes is written in a direct and, at times, somewhat shocking tone. Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 - NIRV: A poor but wise young man is better off than an old but foolish king. THE PREACHER'S OBSERVATIONS FROM LIFE (3:1-6:12) III. The meaning of this can also be: ... 4:13/16. 2. be admonished; The author seeks to see all of life through the spectrum of wisdom (1:13, 16) and yet much of life refuses to make sense. Ecclesiastes 4:14. A TALE OF TWO MEN (13-15) 1. 14 For he has come out of prison to become king, even though he was born poor in his kingdom. 14 The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom. (13-16) The vanity of fame and its short life. (Ec 1:1, 12) It was the responsibility of the ruler to hold the dedicated people of God together in faithfulness to their true King and God. 1. to Abraham and Nimrod; the former is the poor and wise child, 15 I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king’s successor. That king doesn't pay attention to a warning anymore. It is better to be a poor and wise youth, than an old and foolish king who will not accept criticism 2. or, "knows not to be admonished any more" F4: he A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. 15 I have seen all the living under the sun throng to the side of the second lad who replaces him. Princes see themselves slighted by those they have studied to oblige; this is vanity and vexation of spirit. Ecclesiastes is certainly a book worthy of careful study! All rights reserved. 13–16 Like the sun rising is the beauty of a good wife in a well-kept house. 21025 Ecclesiastes 4.13-16 (YouTube) Sermon Library - Vernon McGee Nov 15, 2017 - The Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament - Thru the Bible by Dr. J. Vernon McGee - video upload powered by … 57:13. 4. TEXT: Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 13 Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. It is not the Expectation of living that makes Men infer the Reasonableness or Necessity of a Judgment, but the reasonableness and natural Expectation of Judgment which makes them infer the Necessity and Reality of a future Life.—SHERLOCK’S SERMONS, vol. Why should we be careful about making requests or promises to God? It speaks of a king rising to power. 13. Part 1: The lbh (Hebel) World “. Browse Sermons on Ecclesiastes 4:13-16. IT WAS A TIME OF NATIONAL PERIL. Ecc 1:2,14 a. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 4:13-16 13 A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction. Better [is] a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish. 15. He’s searching for the real meaning of life. 14 The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom. Reading Ecclesiasticus 26: 1–4. The young man might have come from prison to become king. c. There is no lasting security in earthly prominence – for there is always another waiting impatiently to take your place. For the young man, though born poor, comes out of prison to become king and the living were with him B. A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus. Much of the book presents a dark view of life, a seemingly inevitable pessimism. An ancient search for meaning with extraordinary contemporary relevance. Proceeding into the second section’s last subsection (Ecclesiastes 5:1-17 Ecclesiastes 5:1-17 [1] Keep your foot when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. For the young man, though born poor, comes out of prison to become king and the living were with him B. and knowing in the best things, and fears God, and serves him; he But those of us who have God’s Word, particularly as it is recorded in the book of Ecclesiastes, possess an unmatched treasure that makes us wise beyond our years (cf. 14 For he has come out of prison to become king, even though he was born poor in his kingdom. The root is uncertain in Hebrew, but the verb is found in Arabic (wakaha, “batter down,” and kwch, “defeat”). Koach, which occurs 124 times, is a poetic word as it is used most frequently in the poetic and prophetical literature. Turn to Ephesians 4:14. Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. — is the one used by the Council of Trent in its solemn decree concerning the books to be regarded as sacred and canonical. evil imagination in men, the principle of grace, and the Notice how James puts it – James 4:13-16… 15 I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king’s successor. under the disadvantage of a poor education; his parents poor, and 2 A perfect wife is the joy of … His search is “under the sun” and that renders him somewhat blind to that which is … Ecclesiastes 4: 13-16 is a difficult passage to translate and understand. 2 A perfect wife is the joy of … 15 I saw all the living who walk under the sun; He becomes complacent and foolish because he is alone – or at least acts on his own and does not listen to his friends. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 13–16 Like the sun rising is the beauty of a good wife in a well-kept house. Better is a poor and wise child.] Ecclesiastes 4:13–16 NASB95. Ecclesiastes 4:13-16. ... That may explain why this verse seems to have an opposite meaning to verse 24. Ecclesiastes 4:3. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. otherwise, for his gravity and dignity, would be venerable; but Ecclesiastes 4:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ecclesiastes 4:13, NIV: "Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning." These are wise sayings that will "prod" our thinking, and exhortations that will provide stability and direction for living. I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the second youth who stands in his place. Introduction from the NIV Study Bible | Go to Ecclesiastes Author and Date. Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better [is] a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished. d. There is always a young clever lad trying to take your place. other hand, he supposes one that is in his tender years, not yet Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NASB) Starting with Ecclesiastes 4:9, God tells us that it is better to not be a loner. Popularity Passes Away - Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. a. Solomon is confirming his assertion made in chapter 2, that wealth, wisdom and success are not really in man’s hands. by others, older and wiser than himself; he is much to be Proceeding into the second section’s last subsection (Ecclesiastes 5:1-17 Ecclesiastes 5:1-17 [1] Keep your foot when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Ecc. heʹleth (meaning “Congregator; Assembler; Convener; Convoker”) fittingly describes the role of the king in the theocratic government that Israel enjoyed. The author of Ecclesiastes calls himself the ‘king in the city called Jerusalem’ (Ecclesiastes 1:1). The story flow is translated in a choppy manner, but it goes like this: A young man born without wealth, who even spent time in prison, unexpectedly rises to power. ... xxxiii, 31), not meaning thereby, however, to encourage the servant's idleness or other vices (xxxiii, 25-30). v.15-16 PART 3 Religion is meaningless without God (Ecclesiastes 5:1-7) 8. Ecclesiastes is a contemplation of meaning by the philosopher king (notionally Solomon), who calls himself Qoheleth.Unlike most wisdom literature in the Bible, which is phrased as dialog between the wise teacher and the student reader 1, this text is semi-autobiographical meditations that dwell on the vanity of various aspects of life.The crux of the book is that all is הֶבֶל or futile. ... Ecclesiastes 4:13-16. THE VANITY OF POPULARITY (4:13-16) A. The futility of life “under the sun” - cf. Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16 “Like the sun rising in the Lord’s heavens, the beauty of a virtuous wife in the radiance of her home” Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 “Te Woman who fears de Lord is … For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. Ecclesiastes 4:13-16. Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. he improves in the best manner he can, to his own profit, and to Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. THE VANITY OF POPULARITY (4:13-16) A. The verse you are referring to is Ecclesiastes 4:12. A TALE OF TWO MEN (13-15) 1. Advancement Is Meaningless. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. 1 Happy the husband of a really good wife; the number of his days will be doubled. 1. But those who came later were not pleased with the successor. neither knows how to give nor take advice; he is impatient of all 15 I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king's successor. That king doesn't pay attention to a warning anymore. Ecclesiastes is a contemplation of meaning by the philosopher king (notionally Solomon), who calls himself Qoheleth.Unlike most wisdom literature in the Bible, which is phrased as dialog between the wise teacher and the student reader 1, this text is semi-autobiographical meditations that dwell on the vanity of various aspects of life.The crux of the book is that all is הֶבֶל or futile. Commentary on Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 (Read Ecclesiastes 4:13-16) People are never long easy and satisfied; they are fond of changes. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Esther 4:13-16 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS" Intro: Through an unusual chain of events, Esther, a Jewess, was made Queen of Persia. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon delves into the hard issues of life, and attempts to find satisfactory answers that avert despair. It foolish to be sets in our ways, and no longer open to advice and council. The problem with the king is he has become hardened in … There are certain characteristics about people who are mature in Jesus, who are surrendered to the Word. A perfect wife is the joy of her husband, He will live out the years of his life in peace. CONCLUSION: A. man; the new man is better than old Adam: the Targum applies it One Thing Makes the Difference (4:13-16) - Listen To One Another Select Sources on Ecclesiastes: J. Sidlow Baxter, Explore The Book: A Basic and Broadly Interpretive Course of Bible Study from Genesis to Revelation, 6 vols. As a young king, he listens well and rules well, but in old age, he becomes proud, losing his throne to a younger man. Qohelet’s epistemology 41 2. (Ecc 4:13-16) The vanity of fame and its short life. 13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus. I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the second youth who stands in his place. "Better is a youth," not in a moral point of view, but because, notwithstanding his temporarily low position, he gains the kingdom which the other loses, and so is better off. There is a certain mystery shrouding Ecclesiastes. Most do not consider the major questions in life until they are at the very end of it—just like Solomon. For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. K. Being powerful and famous - Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 L. Escapism, daydreaming - Ecclesiastes 5:7 M. Wealth - Ecclesiastes 5:10 Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better [is] a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished. Popularity Passes Away - Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. Better [is] a poor and a wise child than an old and Ecclesiastes 4:15 I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.. Ver. especially being poor, becomes contemptible, as well as labours Ecclesiastes 4:13, ESV: "Better was a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how to take advice." Reading Ecclesiasticus 26: 1–4. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Ecclesiastes 4:13-16. Ecclesiastes 4:3 Yea, better [is he] than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. 13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. People do bad things – Ecclesiastes … 14 For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. The basic meaning of koach is an ability Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. This is no new thing. John Trapp Complete Commentary. (Ecc 4:13-16) The vanity of fame and its short life. Take the time to explore what life is all about as you read Ecclesiastes and watch this series of short talks. Princes see themselves slighted by those they have studied to oblige; this is vanity and vexation of spirit. preferred to one that is old and foolish; who will no more c. There is no lasting security in earthly prominence – for there is always another waiting impatiently to take your place. The Jews, in their Midrash, Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. arrived to manhood; and so may be thought to be giddy and Ecclesiastes 4:13. king before described is in his, and is fitter to take his place, of So also טובים in Ecclesiastes 4:9, תוב in Ecclesiastes 4:3. make himself useful in the world; and especially if he is wise . 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