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" I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. "
Ezra to Malachi - Page 29
1815
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Sermons on Practical Subjects, Volume 2

Robert Walker, Hugh Blair - Presbyterian Church - 1820 - 514 pages
...man, hath neither a head to contrive, nor hands to execute, shall prosper in all his plans. ••• I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is...skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all." Men are too apt " to VOL. u. p sacrifice to their own net, and to burn incense to their own drag."...
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An Attempt to Illustrate the Book of Ecclesiastes

George Holden - Bible - 1822 - 316 pages
...power, but they (*. e. the oppressed) had no comforter ;" (ch. iv. 1 ;) that " the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread...skill ; but time and chance happeneth to them all;" (ch. ix. 11 ;) that " the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in...
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A paraphrase on ... Ecclesiastes. To which are added the text of the ...

J Dennis Furley - 1824 - 188 pages
...merit claims. d Hence may we learn, how weak Our own endeavours, frail our present state; c [11] 1 returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is...skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all, d [12] For man also Icnowethnot his time: as the fishes that are taken [V. 11. 1 sawe that in runnynge,...
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Discourses controversial and practical, Volume 3

Philip Skelton - 1824 - 504 pages
...This also is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all. I saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift,...to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to all men. That which befalleth the sons of men, befalleth beasts, even one thing befalleth them; as...
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The Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

Christian life - 1868 - 346 pages
...is a truth of which illustrations present themselves to us every day, that " the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread...skill ; but time and chance happeneth to them all." Do what some people will, everything seems to come to nought. Men fail who owe them money ; times change,...
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The Works of Nathaniel Lardner, D.D.: With a Life by Dr. Kippis, Volume 9

Nathaniel Lardner - 1827 - 638 pages
...seen by those who have diligently observed human counsels and events, " that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread...skill, but time and chance happeneth to them all,". Ecc. ix. II. As all human affairs are liable to accidents and disasters, a firm persuasion, and serious...
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The Christian Spectator, Volume 4

Theology - 1822 - 688 pages
...again the ironical stile, and says, "Go thy waj," &c. — v. 7- and onward. The reply to all this is, " I returned, and saw under the sun that the race is...nor yet favour to men of skill ; but time and chance hapVol. IV.— No. 10. 67 peneth to them all." This doing whatever my hands find to do, which you recommend,...
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the ...

1830 - 1070 pages
...device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goost. 11 IT I returned, and saw nnder the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the...understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill ; but time and chanco happeneth to them all. 12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in...
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Herodotus, tr. by W. Beloe, Volume 3

Herodotus - 1830 - 412 pages
...and not men fortune. This is one of the 1 This sentiment is beautifully expressed in Ecclesiastes. ' I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is...wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill : but time and chance happeneth to them all.' calamities which threaten you....
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Short Discourses to be Read in Families

William Jay - Families - 1833 - 518 pages
...their secular condition : but they are not It does not depend upon every man to rise and prosper : " I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is...skill ; but time and chance happeneth to them all." There are those who have met with losses which no talent could have prevented. Every time they havo...
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