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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day Eight

18 I hated all my toil in which I had toiled under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to those who come after me 19 —and who knows whether they will be wise or foolish? Yet they will be master … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day Six

4 I made great works; I built houses and planted vineyards for myself; 5 I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. 6 I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees. … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day Five

  2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will make a test of pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But again, this also was mere breath. 2 I said of mirth, “It is wild revelry,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?” 3 I searched … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 4

16 I said to myself, “I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.” 17 And I applied my mind to know wisdom and to know revelry … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 3

There is nothing new under the sun. 10 Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has already been, in the ages before us. 11 The people of long ago are not remembered, nor … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 2

  All my life’s a circle… 3 What do people gain from all the toil at which they toil under the sun? 4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises and the sun goes … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyone: Day One, Ash Wednesday

 1 The words of Qohelet [the Teacher/Preacher][i], David’s son[ii], king in Jerusalem: 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, Vanity of vanities. All is vanity.     In Percy Shelley’s poem Ozymandias, a traveler tells that he saw a ruined statue in … Continue reading

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