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Ecclesiastes

 

 

 

Ecclesiastes quotes  

Ecclesiastes is one of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible and one of the "Wisdom" books of the Christian Old Testament.

 

 

 

   

Ecclesiastes quotes

 

 

 

 

I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. What is twisted cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.

 

 

Ecclesiastes quotes

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

 

 

 

I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

 

 

Ecclesiastes quotes

He hath made everything beautiful in its time.

 

 

   

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted

A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

 

 

 

"Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour."

 

'A Fly in the Ointment'

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That which is was long ago, and that which is to be hath already been; and God bringeth back again that which is past.