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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 17

5 1Step carefully when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than the sacrifice offered by fools; for they don’t even know how to do evil, much less any good. 2 Be not rash … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 16

The one where Qohelet talks about wisdom and politics.  13 Better is a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king, who will no longer take advice. 14 One can indeed come out of prison to reign, even though born … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 15

 The one where Qohelet talks about the importance of relationships.  7 Again, I saw vanity under the sun: 8 the case of solitary individuals, without sons or brothers; yet there is no end to all their toil, and their eyes are never … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 14

  4 I also observed that people work hard and become good at what they do only out of mutual envy. This too is pointless, just mere breath. 5 Fools fold their hands and eat their own flesh. 6     But better is resting … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 13

4 Again I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. Look, the tears of the oppressed—with no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power—with no one to comfort them. 2 And I thought … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 12

    16 I saw something else under the sun: in the place of justice, there was wickedness; and in the place of what was right, there was wickedness again!  17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day Eleven

9 What gain have the workers from their toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful for its time; moreover he has put a sense of eternity into … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day Nine

 24 There is nothing better for mortals than to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in their toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God; 25 for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? 26 For … Continue reading

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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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