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A good name <H8034> [is] better <H2896> than precious <H2896> ointment; <H8081> and the day <H3117> of death <H4194> than the day <H3117> of one's birth. <H3205>
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[It is] better <H2896> to go <H3212> to the house <H1004> of mourning, <H0060> than to go <H3212> to the house <H1004> of feasting: <H4960> for <H0834> that [is] the end <H5490> of all men; <H0120> and the living <H2416> will lay <H5414> [it] to his heart. <H3820>
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Sorrow <H3708> [is] better <H2896> than laughter: <H7814> for by the sadness <H7455> of the countenance <H6440> the heart <H3820> is made better. <H3190>
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The heart <H3820> of the wise <H2450> [is] in the house <H1004> of mourning; <H0060> but the heart <H3820> of fools <H3684> [is] in the house <H1004> of mirth. <H8057>
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[It is] better <H2896> to hear <H8085> the rebuke <H1606> of the wise, <H2450> than for a man <H0376> to hear <H8085> the song <H7892> of fools. <H3684>
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For as the crackling <H6963> of thorns <H5518> under a pot, <H5518> so [is] the laughter <H7814> of the fool: <H3684> this also [is] vanity. <H1892>
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Surely oppression <H6233> maketh a wise man <H2450> mad; <H1984> and a gift <H4979> destroyeth <H0006> the heart. <H3820>
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Better <H2896> [is] the end <H0319> of a thing <H1697> than the beginning <H7225> thereof: [and] the patient <H0750> in spirit <H7307> [is] better <H2896> than the proud <H1362> in spirit. <H7307>
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Be not hasty <H0926> in thy spirit <H7307> to be angry: <H3707> for anger <H3708> resteth <H5117> in the bosom <H2436> of fools. <H3684>
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Say <H0559> not thou, What is [the cause] that the former <H7223> days <H3117> were better <H2896> than these? for thou dost not enquire <H7592> wisely <H2451> concerning this.
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Wisdom <H2451> [is] good <H2896> with an inheritance: <H5159> and [by it there is] profit <H3148> to them that see <H7200> the sun. <H8121>
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For wisdom <H2451> [is] a defence, <H6738> [and] money <H3701> [is] a defence: <H6738> but the excellency <H3504> of knowledge <H1847> [is, that] wisdom <H2451> giveth life <H2421> to them that have <H1167> it.
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Consider <H7200> the work <H4639> of God: <H0430> for who can <H3201> make [that] straight, <H8626> which he hath made crooked? <H5791>
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In the day <H3117> of prosperity <H2896> be joyful, <H2896> but in the day <H3117> of adversity <H7451> consider: <H7200> God <H0430> also hath set <H6213> the one over against <H5980> the other, to the end <H1700> that man <H0120> should find <H4672> nothing <H3808> <H3972> after <H0310> him.
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All [things] have I seen <H7200> in the days <H3117> of my vanity: <H1892> there is <H3426> a just <H6662> [man] that perisheth <H0006> in his righteousness, <H6664> and there is <H3426> a wicked <H7563> [man] that prolongeth <H0748> [his life] in his wickedness. <H7451>
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Be not righteous <H6662> over much; <H7235> neither make thyself over <H3148> wise: <H2449> why shouldest thou destroy <H8074> thyself?
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Be not over much <H7235> wicked, <H7561> neither be thou foolish: <H5530> why shouldest thou die <H4191> before thy time? <H6256>
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[It is] good <H2896> that thou shouldest take hold <H0270> of this; <H2088> yea, also from this <H2088> withdraw <H3240> not thine hand: <H3027> for he that feareth <H3373> God <H0430> shall come forth <H3318> of them all.
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Wisdom <H2451> strengtheneth <H5810> the wise <H2450> more than ten <H6235> mighty <H7989> [men] which are in the city. <H5892>
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For [there is] not a just <H6662> man <H0120> upon earth, <H0776> that doeth <H6213> good, <H2896> and sinneth <H2398> not.
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Also take <H5414> no heed <H3820> unto all words <H1697> that are spoken; <H1696> lest thou hear <H8085> thy servant <H5650> curse <H7043> thee:
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For oftentimes <H6471> <H7227> also thine own heart <H3820> knoweth <H3045> that thou thyself likewise hast cursed <H7043> others. <H0312>
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All this <H2090> have I proved <H5254> by wisdom: <H2451> I said, <H0559> I will be wise; <H2449> but it [was] far <H7350> from me.
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That which is far off, <H7350> and exceeding deep, <H6013> <H6013> who can find it out? <H4672>
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I applied <H5437> mine heart <H3820> to know, <H3045> and to search, <H8446> and to seek out <H1245> wisdom, <H2451> and the reason <H2808> [of things], and to know <H3045> the wickedness <H7562> of folly, <H3689> even of foolishness <H5531> [and] madness: <H1947>
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And I find <H4672> more bitter <H4751> than death <H4194> the woman, <H0802> whose heart <H3820> [is] snares <H4685> and nets, <H2764> [and] her hands <H3027> [as] bands: <H0612> whoso pleaseth <H2896> <H6440> God <H0430> shall escape <H4422> from her; but the sinner <H2398> shall be taken <H3920> by her.
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Behold, <H7200> this have I found, <H4672> saith <H0559> the preacher, <H6953> [counting] one <H0259> by one, <H0259> to find out <H4672> the account: <H2808>
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Which yet my soul <H5315> seeketh, <H1245> but I find <H4672> not: one <H0259> man <H0120> among a thousand <H0505> have I found; <H4672> but a woman <H0802> among all those have I not found. <H4672>
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Lo, <H7200> this only <H0905> have I found, <H4672> that God <H0430> hath made <H6213> man <H0120> upright; <H3477> but they have sought out <H1245> many <H7227> inventions. <H2810>