Ecclesiastes 7:1
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
Proverbs 22:1
A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.


Ecclesiastes 4:2
Why I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.


Ecclesiastes 7:8
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.


Song of Solomon 1:3
Because of the smell of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you.


Jonah 4:3
Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.


Treasury of Scripture

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

name

Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat.

Proverbs 22:1 A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Isaiah 56:5 Even to them will I give in my house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters...

Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Hebrews 11:2,39 For by it the elders obtained a good report...

precious

Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking smell...

Psalm 133:2 It is like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down on the beard, even Aaron's beard...

Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Songs 1:3 Because of the smell of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you.

Songs 4:10 How fair is your love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is your love than wine! and the smell of your ointments than all spices!

John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;

the day

Ecclesiastes 4:2 Why I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.

Job 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

Isaiah 57:1,2 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away...

2 Corinthians 5:1,8 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

Philippians 1:21-23 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain...

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from now on: Yes, said the Spirit...

Strong's Concordance
A good name [is] better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
Topical Bible
Better Birth Death Fine Oil Ointment One's Perfume Precious Price
Resources
Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 Verse 1

Alphabetical: A and better birth day death fine good is name of ointment one's perfume than the

OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good name is better than fine (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
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