Ecclesiastes 7:1-6 NIV

Wisdom

1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.

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2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.

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3 Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart.

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4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

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5 It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.

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6 Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless.

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