Bible Passage Ecclesiastes 1-4

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Bible Passage Ecclesiastes 1-4 - Quiz

Test you knowledge of the bible passage: Ecclesiastes 1-4


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    13 And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is  _____ business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. -Ecc 1:13, ESV

    • A.

      A joyful

    • B.

      A satisfying

    • C.

      An unhappy

    Correct Answer
    C. An unhappy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an unhappy." The passage from Ecclesiastes 1:13 states that the business or work that God has given to the children of man to be busy with is described as "unhappy." This suggests that the nature of human work is filled with difficulties, challenges, and dissatisfaction. The author of Ecclesiastes reflects on the futility and temporary nature of human efforts, emphasizing the transient and unsatisfying nature of worldly pursuits.

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  • 2. 

    14 I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is ______ and a striving after wind. -Ecc 1:14, ESV

    • A.

      Needful

    • B.

      Valuable

    • C.

      Vanity

    Correct Answer
    C. Vanity
    Explanation
    The passage from Ecclesiastes states that the speaker has witnessed everything that occurs in the world, and concludes that it is all vanity and a striving after wind. This suggests that the actions and pursuits of human beings are ultimately meaningless and futile. Therefore, the correct answer is "vanity," as it aligns with the message conveyed in the passage.

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  • 3. 

    17 And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a striving after _____. -Ecc 1:17

    • A.

      God

    • B.

      Wind

    • C.

      Wisdom

    Correct Answer
    B. Wind
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wind". The speaker in Ecclesiastes applied their heart to seek wisdom and understand madness and folly, realizing that it is all just a striving after something as elusive and intangible as the wind. This suggests that the pursuit of knowledge and understanding can often be futile and ultimately meaningless.

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  • 4. 

    18 For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases ______. Ecc 1:18

    • A.

      Common sense

    • B.

      Contentment

    • C.

      Sorrow

    Correct Answer
    C. Sorrow
    Explanation
    The verse from Ecclesiastes states that with an increase in wisdom and knowledge comes an increase in sorrow. This suggests that the more one knows and understands about the world, the more aware they become of its flaws and the suffering that exists. It implies that ignorance may lead to contentment, while knowledge brings a deeper understanding of the hardships and challenges of life, resulting in sorrow.

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  • 5. 

    11 Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be ______ under the sun. -Ecc 2:11

    • A.

      Gained

    • B.

      Learned

    • C.

      Worthy

    Correct Answer
    A. Gained
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gained". In this passage from the book of Ecclesiastes, the speaker reflects on all the work and effort they have put into their accomplishments, only to realize that it is all meaningless and futile. The word "gained" implies that there is nothing substantial or worthwhile to be obtained or achieved in this world.

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  • 6. 

    18 I said in my heart with regard to the children of man that God is testing them that they may see that they themselves are but ______. -Ecc 3:18

    • A.

      Beasts

    • B.

      Righteous

    • C.

      Sinners

    Correct Answer
    A. Beasts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "beasts". In this verse from Ecclesiastes 3:18, the speaker reflects on the nature of human beings and their relationship with God. They acknowledge that God tests humanity to reveal their true nature, which is comparable to that of beasts. This suggests that humans are flawed and imperfect, highlighting the humility and vulnerability of mankind in the eyes of God.

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