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Ecclesiastes Chapter 5


Please choose a passage to read our commentary:

Ecclesiastes 5:1-3

When we approach God, we ought to do so with a pure desire to listen and obey rather than seeking ways to get God to do our bidding.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-7

It is foolish to make careless oaths to God. Keep your word.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

Bureaucracy contributes to injustice.

Ecclesiastes 5:9-12

A love of money and dependence on wealth robs the rich of contentment. Rather, work leads to contentment.

Ecclesiastes 5:13-17

Hoarders refuse to face the reality of death. This evil harms not only the hoarder, but also succeeding generations.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

Life is not meaningless or joyless. Joy is something we can choose.