The Book of Ecclesiastes

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1:1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

7:5 It is better to take note of the protest of the wise, than for a man to give ear to the song of the foolish.

10:5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, like an error which comes by chance from a ruler:

11:10 So put away trouble from your heart, and sorrow from your flesh; because the early years and the best years are to no purpose.

3:18 I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, so that God may put them to the test and that they may see themselves as beasts.

7:13 Give thought to the work of God. Who will make straight what he has made bent?

5:13 There is a great evil which I have seen under the sun--wealth kept by the owner to be his downfall.

4:8 It is one who is by himself, without a second, and without son or brother; but there is no end to all his work, and he has never enough of wealth. For whom, then, am I working and keeping myself from pleasure? This again is to no purpose, and a bitter work.

6:6 And though he goes on living a thousand years twice over and does not see good, are not the two going to the same place?

11:9 Have joy, O young man, while you are young; and let your heart be glad in the days of your strength, and go in the ways of your heart, and in the desire of your eyes; but be certain that for all these things God will be your judge.

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