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{Ecclesiastes 6:2} A man 376 to whom x834 God 430 hath given 5414 z8799 riches, 6239 wealth, 5233 and honour, 3519 so that he wanteth 2638 nothing x369 for his soul 5315 of all x4480 x3605 that x834 he desireth, 183 z8691 yet God 430 giveth him not power 7980 z8686 x3808 to eat 398 z8800 thereof, x4480 but x3588 a stranger 376 5237 eateth 398 z8799 it: this x2088 [is] vanity, 1892 and it x1931 [is] an evil 7451 disease. 2483
a man:
"Every¹ manª also¹ to whom¹ Godª hath givenª° richesª and wealth,ª and hath given him powerª° to eatª° thereof,¹ and to takeª°¹ his portion,ª and to rejoiceª° in his labour;ª thisª [is] the giftª of God.ª" {Ecc 5:19} + "And I have also¹ givenª° thee that which¹ thou hast not¹ asked,ª° both¹ riches,ª and¹ honour:ª so that¹ there shall not¹ be¹ anyª among the kingsª like unto thee¹ all¹ thy days.ª" {1Kg 3:13} + "And the LORDª magnifiedª°¹ Solomonª exceedinglyª in the sightª of all¹ Israel,ª and bestowedª° upon¹ him [such] royalª majestyª as¹ had not¹ been¹ on¹ any¹ kingª beforeª him in¹ Israel.ª" {1Ch 29:25} + "And he diedª° in a good² old age,ª¹ fullª of days,ª riches,ª and honour:ª and Solomonª his sonª reignedª° in his stead.¹" {1Ch 29:28} + "And Godª saidª° to Solomon,ª Because¹¹ this¹ was¹ in¹ thine heart,ª and thou hast not¹ askedª° riches,ª wealth,ª or honour,ª nor the lifeª of thine enemies,ª° neither¹ yet¹ hast askedª° long² life;ª¹ but hast askedª° wisdomª and knowledgeª for thyself, that¹ thou mayest judgeª°¹ my people,ª over¹ whom¹ I have made thee king:ª°" {2Ch 1:11} + "O thouª king,ª the most highª Godª gaveª° Nebuchadnezzarª thy fatherª a kingdom,ª and majesty,ª and glory,ª and honour:ª" {Dan 5:18}
"I made me greatª° works;ª I buildedª° me houses;ª I plantedª° me vineyards:ª ... And whatsoever¹¹ mine eyesª desiredª° I keptª° not¹ from¹ them, I withheldª° not¹¹ my heartª from any¹¹ joy;ª for¹ my heartª rejoicedª in all¹¹ my labour:ª and this¹ was¹ my portionª of all¹¹ my labour.ª" {Ecc 2:4-10} + "For¹ the LORDª thy Godª bringethª° thee into¹ a goodª land,ª a landª of brooksª of water,ª of fountainsª and depthsª that spring outª° of valleysª and hills;ª ... When thou hast eatenª° and art full,ª° then thou shalt blessª°¹ the LORDª thy Godª for¹ the goodª landª which¹ he hath givenª° thee." {Deu 8:7-10} + "When ye go,ª° ye shall comeª° unto¹ a peopleª secure,ª° and to a largeª land:ª for¹ Godª hath givenª° it into your hands;ª a placeª where¹ [there is] no¹ wantª of any¹ thingª that¹ [is] in the earth.ª" {Jdg 18:10} + "Their housesª [are] safeª from fear,ª¹ neither¹ [is] the rodª of Godª upon¹ them. ... What¹ [is] the Almighty,ª that¹ we should serveª° him? and what¹ profitª° should we have, if¹ we prayª° unto him?" {Job 21:9-15} + "From menª¹ [which are] thy hand,ª O LORD,ª from menª¹ of the world,ª¹ [which have] their portionª in [this] life,ª and whose bellyª thou fillestª° with thy hid²¹ [treasure]: they are fullª° of children,ª and leave²°¹ the restª of their [substance] to their babes.ª" {Psa 17:14} + "Their eyesª stand outª° with fatness:ª¹ they have moreª° than heartª could wish.ª" {Psa 73:7} + "Andª I will sayª° to myª soul,ª Soul,ª thou hastª° muchª goodsª laid upª° forª manyª years;ª take thine ease,ª° eat,ª° drink,ª° [and] be merry.ª° ... Butª Godª saidª° unto him,ª [Thou] fool,ª thisª nightª thyª soulª shall be requiredª° ofª thee:ª thenª whoseª shall those things¹ be,ª° which² thou hast provided?ª°" {Lke 12:19-20}
A man may possess much earthly goods, and yet have neither the heart nor power to enjoy them. Possession and fruition are not necessarily joined together; and this is also among the vanities of life, and was and still is a very "common evil among men." It belongs to God as much to give the power to enjoy, as it does to give earthly blessings.
"The fruitª of thy land,ª and all¹ thy labours,ª shall a nationª which¹ thou knowestª° not¹ eat up;ª° and thou shalt be¹ only¹ oppressedª° and crushedª° alway:ª¹" {Deu 28:33} + "The strangerª that¹ [is] withinª thee shall get upª° above¹ thee very² high;ª and thou¹ shalt come downª° very² low.ª" {Deu 28:43} + "Surely¹ every manª walkethª° in a vain shew:ª surely¹ they are disquietedª° in vain:ª he heapeth upª° [riches], and knowethª° not¹ who¹ shall gatherª° them." {Psa 39:6} + "Our inheritanceª is turnedª° to strangers,ª° our housesª to aliens.ª" {Lam 5:2} + "Strangersª° have devouredª° his strength,ª and he¹ knowethª° [it] not:¹ yea,¹ gray hairsª are here and thereª° upon him, yet he¹ knowethª° not.¹" {Hsa 7:9}
"Again, I¹ consideredª°¹ all¹ travail,ª and every¹ rightª work,ª that¹ for this¹ a manª is enviedª of his neighbour.ª¹ This¹ [is] also¹ vanityª and vexationª of spirit.ª" {Ecc 4:4} + "There isª oneª [alone], and [there is] not¹ a second;ª yea,¹ he hath neither¹ childª nor brother:ª yet [is there] no¹ endª of all¹ his labour;ª neither¹ is his eyeª satisfiedª° with riches;ª neither [saith he], For whom¹ do I¹ labour,ª and bereaveª°¹ my soulª of good?ª¹ This¹ [is] also¹ vanity,ª yea, it¹ [is] a soreª travail.ª" {Ecc 4:8} + "And thisª also¹ [is] a soreª° evil,ª [that] in all¹ pointsª as he came,ª°¹ so¹ shall he go:²°¹ and what¹ profitª hath he that hath labouredª°¹ for the wind?ª" {Ecc 5:16}

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