The Structure of Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12

The structure of Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12

 

A: Chasing wealth doesn’t satisfy (5:8-12) (5:8-9 transitions from 5:1-7)

         B: I’ve seen something evil: you can’t always keep wealth (5:13-17)

               C: I’ve seen something good: enjoy what God gives you (5:18-20) 

         B’: I’ve seen something evil: you can’t always enjoy wealth (6:1-6)

A’: Chasing wealth doesn’t satisfy (6:7-9)

D: Summary of chapters 1–6 and transition to chapters 7–12 (6:10-12)