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Ecclesiastes 7:1
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A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
NASB
A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth.
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Ecclesiastes 7:2
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It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
NASB
It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart.
Ecclesiastes 7:3
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Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
NASB
Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.
Ecclesiastes 7:4
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The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
NASB
The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.
Ecclesiastes 7:5
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It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
NASB
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:6
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For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.
NASB
For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool; And this too is futility.
Ecclesiastes 7:7
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Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
NASB
For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart.
Ecclesiastes 7:8
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Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
NASB
The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
Ecclesiastes 7:9
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Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
NASB
Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:10
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Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.
NASB
Do not say, "Why is it that the former days were better than these?" For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.
Ecclesiastes 7:11
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Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.
NASB
Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.
Ecclesiastes 7:12
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For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
NASB
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
Ecclesiastes 7:13
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Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?
NASB
Consider the work of God, For who is able to straighten what He has bent?
Ecclesiastes 7:14
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In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
NASB
In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider-- God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.
Ecclesiastes 7:15
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All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.
NASB
I have seen everything during my lifetime of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.
Ecclesiastes 7:16
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KJV
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself ?
NASB
Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?
Ecclesiastes 7:17
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Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
NASB
Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?
Ecclesiastes 7:18
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It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.
NASB
It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.
Ecclesiastes 7:19
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Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
NASB
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
Ecclesiastes 7:20
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KJV
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
NASB
Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
Ecclesiastes 7:21
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KJV
Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:
NASB
Also, do not take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you.
Ecclesiastes 7:22
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KJV
For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.
NASB
For you also have realized that you likewise have many times cursed others.
Ecclesiastes 7:23
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KJV
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
NASB
I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, "I will be wise," but it was far from me.
Ecclesiastes 7:24
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KJV
That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?
NASB
What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious Who can discover it?
Ecclesiastes 7:25
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I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
NASB
I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.
Ecclesiastes 7:26
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And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
NASB
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
Ecclesiastes 7:27
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Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:
NASB
"Behold, I have discovered this," says the Preacher, "adding one thing to another to find an explanation,
Ecclesiastes 7:28
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Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.
NASB
which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.
Ecclesiastes 7:29
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Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
NASB
"Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices."

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