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Ecclesiastes 7 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume.
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Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties.
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Sorrow is better than laughter,
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A wise person thinks a lot about death,
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Better to be criticized by a wise person
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A fool’s laughter is quickly gone,
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Extortion turns wise people into fools,
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Finishing is better than starting.
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Control your temper,
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Wisdom and money can get you almost anything,
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I have seen everything in this meaningless life, including the death of good young people and the long life of wicked people.

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So don’t be too good or too wise! Why destroy yourself?

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Pay attention to these instructions, for anyone who fears God will avoid both extremes.[fn]

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One wise person is stronger than ten leading citizens of a town!

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Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins.

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Don’t eavesdrop on others—you may hear your servant curse you.

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For you know how often you yourself have cursed others.

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I have always tried my best to let wisdom guide my thoughts and actions. I said to myself, “I am determined to be wise.” But it didn’t work.

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Wisdom is always distant and difficult to find.

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I searched everywhere, determined to find wisdom and to understand the reason for things. I was determined to prove to myself that wickedness is stupid and that foolishness is madness.

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I discovered that a seductive woman[fn] is a trap more bitter than death. Her passion is a snare, and her soft hands are chains. Those who are pleasing to God will escape her, but sinners will be caught in her snare.

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“This is my conclusion,” says the Teacher. “I discovered this after looking at the matter from every possible angle.

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Though I have searched repeatedly, I have not found what I was looking for. Only one out of a thousand men is virtuous, but not one woman!

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But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path.”
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