Ecclesiastes 7:2-6 NIV

2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death1 is the destiny2 of every man; the living should take this to heart.

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3 Sorrow is better than laughter,3 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.4

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5 It is better to heed a wise man's rebuke5 than to listen to the song of fools.

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6 Like the crackling of thorns6 under the pot, so is the laughter7 of fools. This too is meaningless.

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