HILARIOUS JOKES AND HUMOR ARCHIVES
An old penny pincher had no friends. Just before he died he
asked his doctor, lawyer, and pastor to gather around him at
"I have always heard that you can't take it with you. But I
want to disprove that theory," he said. "I have $90,000
under my mattress, and when I die, just before they throw
the dirt on me at my burial, I want you each to toss in an
envelope with $30,000 within."
The three attended the funeral and each threw his envelope
in the grave. On the way back from the cemetery, the pastor
said, "I must confess. I needed $10,000 for my new church,
so I only threw in $20,000."
The doctor then said, "I must confess too. I needed $20,000
for a new hospital I was opening up, so I only threw in
The lawyer looked at them both and shook his head. He then
said, "Gentlemen, I'm surprised, shocked, and ashamed of
you. I don't see how you could dare to go against that man's
final wish. I mean, I threw in my personal check for the
Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light
excelleth darkness. The wise man's eyes are in his head; but
the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also
that one event happeneth to them all.
Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it
happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I
said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the
fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come
shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the
Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought
under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and
vexation of spirit. Yea, I hated all my labour which I had
taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man
that shall be after me.
And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool?
yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have
laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the
sun. This is also vanity. Therefore I went about to cause my
heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the
For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in
knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not
laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This
also is vanity and a great evil. For what hath man of all
his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he
hath laboured under the sun?
For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea,
his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat
and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his
labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than
I? For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom,
and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail,
to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is
good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of
spirit. -Ecclesiastes 2:13Previous Joke | Back to the Archives | Next Joke
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