1 A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one’s birth; 2 Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And the living will take it to heart. 21 Also take no heede vnto all words that are spoken; lest thou heare thy seruant curse thee. Read full chapter. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. It is clear that man is corrupted and revolted, and not as he was made. 14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him. It is better to have our corruptions mortified by the rebuke of the wise, than to have them gratified by the song of fools. Related Commentaries for Ecclesiastes 12. When we walk through an empty house, we may see possibilities for it, but because it is empty, it is not a warm, accepting, and welcoming place. Be not desirous to know what people say; if they speak well of thee, it will feed thy pride, if ill, it will stir up thy passion. It shelters from the storms and scorching heat of trouble. Let us look upon the disposal of our condition as the work of God, and at last all will appear to have been for the best. 7 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart. Be not conceited of thine own abilities; nor find fault with every thing, nor busy thyself in other men's matters. Ecclesiastes 7:7-9 King James Version (KJV) 7 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart. Ecclesiastes 7:1-29. But, considering how apt we are to be vain and indulge the flesh, it is best to go to the house of mourning, to learn the end of man as to this world. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning: but the heart of fooles is in the house of mirth. What two things does the 'Preacher' of Ecclesiastes consider a defense. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. It is lamentable that man, whom God made upright, has found out so many ways to render himself wicked and miserable. Ecclesiastes 12 is the twelfth (and the final) chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. 1 A Good name is better then precious ointment: and the day of death, then the day of ones birth. 1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Last Week's Top Questions . Get an Answer. Ecclesiastes 7 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. (23-29)1-6 Reputation for piety and honesty is more desirable than all the wealth and pleasure in this world. Verse by Verse, King James Version of the Bible. Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. Be not long angry; though anger may come into the bosom of a wise man, it passes through it as a way-faring man; it dwells only in the bosom of fools. (23-29)1-6 Reputation for piety and honesty is more desirable than all the wealth and pleasure in this world. 1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. Click to Sign Up Now! 29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions. Be not long angry; though anger may come into the bosom of a wise man, it passes through it as a way-faring man; it dwells only in the bosom of fools. Peshitta, Targum, and Talmud attribute the authorship of the book to King Solomon. Ecclesiastes 7:10 wisdom life. Wisdom teaches us not to be quick in resenting affronts. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The house of mourning: but they have sought out many inventions precious ointment ; and day. Laughter: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools, be not ouermuch wicked, neither thou! 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