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Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, an advantage to those who see the sun. 11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to the one who possesses it. 12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.