Ecclesiastes 10 Commentary

Please choose a passage:

Ecclesiastes 10:1-4

Wisdom requires making choices to act in ways that avoid emotional reactions.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-11

Solomon sees evidence of folly in society and warns against reacting to the mystery of life (hebel) with apathy, evil, or injustice. Wisdom is the true path to success.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-15

The foolish avoid industry, think they can control circumstances, and fill the air with many words—all of which leads to madness and weariness.

Ecclesiastes 10:16-20

There is a time and place for pleasure, but when pleasure replaces industry, evil follows.