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1 A agood name is better than a good ointment,
And the bday of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.
Than to go to a house of feasting,
3 aSorrow is better than laughter,
For bwhen a face is sad a heart may be happy.
4 The 1mind of the wise is in the house of mourning,
While the 1mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.
5 It is better to alisten to the rebuke of a wise man
Than for one to listen to the song of fools.
So is the blaughter of the fool;
And this too is futility.
7 For aoppression makes a wise man mad,
8 The aend of a matter is better than its beginning;
bPatience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.
And an aadvantage to those who see the sun.
But the advantage of knowledge is that bwisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
13 Consider the awork of God,
For who is bable to straighten what He has bent?
14 aIn the day of prosperity be happy,
But bin the day of adversity consider—
God has made the one as well as the other
So that man will cnot discover anything that will be after him.
17 Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you adie before your time?
19 aWisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
20 Indeed, athere is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
22 For 1you also have realized that you likewise have many times cursed others.
23 I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, “I will be wise,” abut it was far from me.
26 And I discovered more abitter than death the woman whose heart is bsnares and nets, whose hands are chains. cOne who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but dthe sinner will be captured by her.
29 “Behold, I have found only this, that aGod made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”
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