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Ecclesiastes 12-The End of Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 12: 1-8: The End of Things 1 Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; 2 before … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 10: Wisdom, Life and the King

 Ecclesiastes 10 1 Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a foul odor; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.  2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 8 Wisdom in an Unjust World

Ecclesiastes 8 1 Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? Wisdom makes one’s face shine, and the hardness of one’s countenance is changed.  2 Keep the king’s command because of your sacred oath. … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7-The Lonely Path of the Seeker

Ecclesiastes 7: 1-10 The Cost of Wisdom 1 A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death, than the day of birth.  2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 3- Approaching Time Wisely

Ecclesiastes 3 1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:  2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 2- The Quest for Meaning

Ecclesiastes 2: 1-11 The Quest for Meaning Begins 1 I said to myself, “Come now, I will make a test of pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But again, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 1- Chasing After the Wind

Ecclesiastes 1: 1-11: All the Vanity and Toil of Life 1 The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What do people … Continue reading

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