Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 NIV

Wisdom

1 A good name is better than fine perfume,1 and the day of death better than the day of birth.2

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2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death3 is the destiny4 of every man; the living should take this to heart.

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3 Sorrow is better than laughter,5 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.6

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