Ecclesiastes 7:8
Context
The Value of Wisdom

1A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2It 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. 3Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 5It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. 6For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity. 7Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart. 8Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools. 10Say not you, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for you do not inquire wisely concerning this. 11Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. 12For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it. 13Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked? 14In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also has set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
Cross References
Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,


Ephesians 4:2
With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love;


Proverbs 14:29
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.


Proverbs 16:32
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.


Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.


Treasury of Scripture

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

better

Psalm 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Isaiah 10:24,25,28-34 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite you with a rod...

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things...

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord...

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober...

the patient

Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess you your souls.

Romans 2:7,8 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life...

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

James 5:8 Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.

1 Peter 2:20,21 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well...

1 Peter 5:5,6 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

Strong's Concordance
Better [is] the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: [and] the patient in spirit [is] better than the proud in spirit.
Topical Bible
Beginning Better Gentle Haughtiness Haughty Latter Matter Patience Patient Pride Proud Spirit Start Thereof
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