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Ecclesiastes 7:1-6; Ecclesiastes 7:11-12; Ecclesiastes 7:19 (Douay-Rheims)

1 (7-2) A good name is better than precious ointments: and the day of death than the day of one’s birth. 2 (7-3) It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come. 3 (7-4) Anger is better than laughter: because by the sadness of the countenance the mind of the offender is corrected. 4 (7-5) The heart of the wise is where there is mourning, and the heart of fools where there is mirth. 5 (7-6) It is better to be rebuked by a wise man, than to be deceived by the flattery of fools. 6 (7-7) For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity. 11 (7-12) Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun. 12 (7-13) For as wisdom is a defence, so money is a defence: but learning and wisdom excel in this, that they give life to him that possesseth them. 19 (7-20) Wisdom hath strengthened the wise more than ten princes of the city.
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