Ec 7:1A good name is better than precious ointment, / And the day of death, than the day of one’s birth.

Ec 7:2It is better to go to the house of mourning / Than to go to the house of feasting, / Because that is the end of every man, / And the living takes it to heart.

Ec 7:3Sorrow is better than laughter, / For by the sadness of face the heart is made good.

Ec 7:4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, / But the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Ec 7:5It is better for one to hear the rebuke of a wise man / Than for one to hear the song of fools.

Ec 7:6For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, / So is the laughter of fools. / This also is vanity.

Ec 7:7Surely oppression makes a wise man mad, / And a bribe destroys the heart.

Ec 7:8Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; / Better is patience of spirit than haughtiness of spirit.

Ec 7:9Do not be quick in your spirit to become angry, / For anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Ec 7:10Do not say, How is it that the former days were better than these? / For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

Ec 7:11Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, / And an advantage to those who see the sun.

Ec 7:12For wisdom is a defense, as money is a defense; / But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of those who have it.

Ec 7:13Consider the work of God, / For who can straighten what He has made crooked?

Ec 7:14In the day of prosperity be joyful, / And in the day of adversity consider. / God has made the one as well as the other, / So that man may not find out anything about what is after him.

Ec 7:15I have seen everything in my days of vanity: There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.

Ec 7:16Do not be overly righteous, and do not be overly wise; why should you destroy yourself?

Ec 7:17Do not be overly wicked, and do not be a fool; why should you die when it is not your time?

Ec 7:18It is better for you to take hold of the one without letting go of the other, for he who fears God will come out of it with them all.

Ec 7:19Wisdom strengthens the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

Ec 7:20Surely there is not a righteous man on the earth who does good and does not sin.

Ec 7:21Also, do not give heed to all words spoken, lest you hear your servant cursing you.

Ec 7:22For your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others also.

Ec 7:23All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

Ec 7:24That which is, is far off, and deep, very deep; who can find it out?

Ec 7:25I turned and my heart was set to know and to search and seek out wisdom and the sum of things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness.

Ec 7:26And I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is traps and snares, whose hands are fetters. One who is well pleasing to God escapes from her, but the sinner is taken by her.

Ec 7:27See, this is what I have found, says the Preacher, adding one thing to another to find the sum,

Ec 7:28Which my soul is still seeking but has not found. One man among a thousand I have found, but a woman among all these I have not found.

Ec 7:29See, this alone have I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.

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