This Series is comprised of a total of twenty-one (21) total prints, which consist of six (6) Definitions and fifteen (15) Passages of Scripture. The definitions are constructed from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary which are matched to time period meanings for the passage. The Scripture is taken solely from Ecclesiastes chapter eight (8).
Wisdom | the Knowledge and Fear of God, and Sincere and Uniform Obedience to His Commands
Boldness | the Quality of Exceeding the Ordinary Rules of Assurance and Caution
Oath | a Solemn Affirmation or Declaration, Made with an Appeal to God for the Truth of What is Affirmed
Discern | to See the Difference and Make Distinction Between Good and Evil, Truth and Falsehood
Vanity | the Want of Substance to Satisfy Desire, While having a Fruitless Desire or Endeavor
Deliver | to Rescue and Set Free from Captivity or Restraint – Whether Physical, Mental, Spiritual or Social
Passages of Scripture
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
Ecclesiastes 8:1 | King James Version
I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
Ecclesiastes 8:2 | King James Version
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
Ecclesiastes 8:3 | King James Version
Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
Ecclesiastes 8:4 | King James Version
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment.
Ecclesiastes 8:5 | King James Version
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
Ecclesiastes 8:6-7 | King James Version
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Ecclesiastes 8:8 | King James Version
All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.
Ecclesiastes 8:9 | King James Version
And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.
Ecclesiastes 8:10 | King James Version
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Ecclesiastes 8:11 | King James Version
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
Ecclesiastes 8:12-13 | King James Version
There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 8:14 | King James Version
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 8:15 | King James Version
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
Ecclesiastes 8:16 | King James Version
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
Ecclesiastes 8:17 | King James Version