I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.". Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. Lo, this only have I found — Though I could not find out all the streams of wickedness, and their infinite windings and turnings, yet I have discovered the fountain of it, original sin, and the corruption of nature, which is both in men and women; that God made our first parents, Adam and Eve, upright — Hebrew, right: without any imperfection or corruption, … It is not thus that the commerce of love is carried on. The wise man behaves appropriately in the presence of his king. 28. Jump to: Bible Study Tools • Parallel Bible Verse • Bible Contextual Overview • Bible Verse Review • Gill's Bible Notes • Clarke's Bible Notes • Barnes' Bible Notes Ecclesiastes 7:29. Among all those in that thousand whom I have taken into intimate society with myself; whereby he also passeth a severe censure upon himself that he had associated himself with such persons, and not with the virtuous women, which doubtless there were in his time, as appears from Pr 31. Ecclesiastes 7:29 - Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.' The general doctrine of the vanity of the creature laid down (Ecclesiastes 1:2) and explained, Ecclesiastes 1:3. Of this fact Solomon seems to have had a dim perception when he gives those never-to-be-forgotten advises to the young man, to avoid the strange woman whose steps take hold on hell, and to live joyfully with the wife of his youth. "which I am still seeking but have not found. Ecclesiastes 7:28 - אשׁר עוד־בקשׁה נפשׁי ולא מצאתי אדם אחד מאלף מצאתי... - which I am still seeking but have not found. This sentence of Solomon has been often quoted to show the utter worthlessness of the female character. Behold, saith the preacher — Or, the penitent, who speaks what he hath learned, both by deep study and costly experience; this have I found — And it is a strange thing, and worthy of your serious observation; counting one by one — Considering things or persons, very exactly and distinctly, one after another; to find out the account — That I might make a … nephesh. Jesus Christ alone of men fully realizes the perfect ideal of "man." "Uprightness," in Hitzig's sense, is not once treated of in this entire connection. There is the same correspondence between the words, "my soul still seeketh and I have not found it," and the words in Ecclesiastes 7:23,—"I said I will be wise and it was far from me:" as between Ecclesiastes 7:27 and the first part of Ecclesiastes 7:23. Ecclesiastes 7:28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found. But the thing which Solomon here speaks of his seeking in vain is WISDOM - i:e., the full knowledge of the deep ways of God by investigation. Ecclesiastes 7:10. Ecclesiastes 7:29. hephez, one of the words supposed to be later Hebrew. Ecclesiastes 7:28 while I was still searching but not finding— I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all. while I was still searching but not finding— I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all. It is credible enough that Solomon, with his thousand wives, did not find a good one among them; but see Proverbs 18:22; Proverbs 19:14; Proverbs 31:10. 2. Idyll. Solonion disqualified himself for it so long as he sinned with the strange women (Ecclesiastes 7:26). The vanity of life (Ecclesiastes 11:7-10) Ecclesiastes 11:1-6. Ecclesiastes 6:9 â "Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire" - Comments- It is better to be happy and contented with what one actually possesses, than to be dissatisfied because of a desire for things that cannot be … (J. Ecclesiastes 7:28 Parallel. Ecclesiastes 7:26 - And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. There is a very great scarcity of good people. ASV. Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not He was very earnest and diligent in his inquiry; he took a great deal of pains, and was exceedingly solicitous; he sought with great intenseness of mind, and with an eager desire, to find out a chaste and virtuous woman among them all, but could not; one man among a thousand have I found; Ecclesiastes 2 Solomon having pronounced all vanity, and particularly knowledge and learning, which he was so far from giving himself joy of that he found the increase of it did but increase his sorrow, in this chapter he goes on to show what reason he has to be tired of this world, and with what little reason most men are fond of it. Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not. Among these it was not likely that he should find the fidelity which one true wife pays to one husband. It is not strange that where men are so bad, and the best of them thought so ill of women. But a woman among all those have I not found,] i.e., Among all my wives and concubines, which made him ready to sing, Femina nulla bona est. Among a thousand, with whom I have conversed. I returned, and saw under the sun The wise man returned to his former subject, concerning the same events happening to all sorts of persons, righteous and wicked, wise and unwise, ( Ecclesiastes 10:1 Ecclesiastes 10:2) ; and enlarged upon it in his mind; and took notice of various things done under the sun, and made the following remarks: and … Ecclesiastes 7:28 - which I am still seeking but have not found. Ecclesiastes 6:9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit. There is no good woman. One’ a thousand — A very beggarly proportion, to say the least, of pure, true, and good men! 6:12, "Who knoweth what is good for man"? As the four verses, Ecclesiastes 12:2-5, are a figurative description of the infirmities that usually accompany old age, Ecclesiastes 12:6 notices the circumstances which take place in … Some scholars see this chapter as an attempt to answer the question implied in Eccl. "I said I will be wise, but it was far from me", κατὰ γενεὰς εἰς ψυχὰς ὀσίας μεταβαίνουσα φίλους θεοῦ καὶ προφήτας κατασκευάζει, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on? The proof of this doctrine, taken, 1. 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