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Ecclesiastes 7:24-29 (Holman Christian Standard)

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24 What exists is beyond [reach] and very deep. Who can discover it? 25 I turned my thoughts to know, explore, and seek wisdom and an explanation [for things], and to know that wickedness is stupidity and folly is madness. 26 And I find more bitter than deatha the woman who is a trap,b her heart a net, and her hands chains. The one who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be captured by her. 27 "Look," says the Teacher, "this I have discovered, by adding one thing to another to find out the explanation, 28 which my soul continually searches for but does not find: among a thousand [people] I have found one [true] man, but among all these I have not found a true woman. 29 Only see this: I have discovered that God made people upright, but they pursued many schemes."
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