2 Obey the king's command, I say, because you took an oath before God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 8:2

Commentary on Ecclesiastes 8:1-5

(Read Ecclesiastes 8:1-5)

None of the rich, the powerful, the honourable, or the accomplished of the sons of men, are so excellent, useful, or happy, as the wise man. Who else can interpret the words of God, or teach aright from his truths and dispensations? What madness must it be for weak and dependent creatures to rebel against the Almighty! What numbers form wrong judgments, and bring misery on themselves, in this life and that to come!