An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 12

CHAPTER 12 The wise and penitent preacher is here closing his sermon; and he closes it, not only like a good orator, but like a good preacher, with that which was likely to make the best impressions and which he wished might be powerful and …

An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 11

CHAPTER 11 In this chapter we have, I. A pressing exhortation to works of charity and bounty to the poor, as the best cure of the vanity which our worldly riches are subject to and the only way of making them turn to a substantial …

An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 10

CHAPTER 10 This chapter seems to be like Solomon’s proverbs, a collection of wise sayings and observations, rather than a part of his sermon; but the preacher studied to be sententious, and “set in order many proverbs,” to be brought in in his preaching. Yet …

An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 9

CHAPTER 9 Solomon, in this chapter, for a further proof of the vanity of this world, gives us four observations which he had made upon a survey of the state of the children of men in it: I. He observed that commonly as to outward …

An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 8

CHAPTER 8 Solomon, in this chapter, comes to recommend wisdom to us as the most powerful antidote against both the temptations and vexations that arise from the vanity of the world. Here is, I. The benefit and praise of wisdom (v. 1). II. Some particular …

An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 7

CHAPTER 7 Solomon had given many proofs and instances of the vanity of this world and the things of it; now, in this chapter, I. He recommends to us some good means proper to be used for the redress of these grievances and the arming …

An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 6

CHAPTER 6 In this chapter, I. The royal preacher goes on further to show the vanity of worldly wealth, when men place their happiness in it and are eager and inordinate in laying it up. Riches, in the hands of a man that is wise …

An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 5

Solomon, in this chapter, discourses, I. Concerning the worship of God, prescribing that as a remedy against all those vanities which he had already observed to be in wisdom, learning, pleasure, honour, power, and business. That we may not be deceived by those things, nor …

An Exposition, With Practical Observations, of The Book of Ecclesiastes: 4

1 Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. …