“I applyed mine heart to know, and to search, and to seeke out wisdome, and the reason of things, aud to know the wickednes of folly, euen of foolishnesse and madnesse.”
King James Version (KJV)
22. For often times also thine owne heart knoweth, that thou thy selfe likewise hast cursed others. 23. ¶ All this haue I prooued by wisedome: I said, I will be wise, but it was farre from me. 24. That which is farre off, and exceeding deepe, who can finde it out? 25. I applyed mine heart to know, and to search, and to seeke out wisdome, and the reason of things, aud to know the wickednes of folly, euen of foolishnesse and madnesse. 26. And I finde more bitter then death, the woman whose heart is snares & nets, and her handes as bands: who so pleaseth God, shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be taken by her. 27. Behold, this haue I found (saith the Preacher) counting one by one to finde out the account: 28. Which yet my soule seeketh, but I finde not: one man among a thousand haue I found, but a woman among all those haue I not found.