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  • I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done in the world. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race. - Ecclesiastes 1:13

  • I said to myself, "Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them." - Ecclesiastes 1:16

  • So I worked hard to distinguish wisdom from foolishness. But now I realize that even this was like chasing the wind. - Ecclesiastes 1:17

  • For the greater my wisdom, the greater my grief. To increase knowledge only increases sorrow. - Ecclesiastes 1:18

  • After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. While still seeking wisdom, I clutched at foolishness. In this way, I hoped to experience the only happiness most people find during their brief life in this world. - Ecclesiastes 2:3

  • So I decided to compare wisdom and folly, and anyone else would come to the same conclusions I did. - Ecclesiastes 2:12

  • Wisdom is of more value than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness. - Ecclesiastes 2:13

  • Both of them die. Just as the fool will die, so will I. So of what value is all my wisdom? Then I said to myself, "This is all so meaningless!" - Ecclesiastes 2:15

  • For though I do my work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, I must leave everything I gain to people who haven't worked to earn it. This is not only foolish but highly unfair. - Ecclesiastes 2:21

  • God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. Even this, however, is meaningless, like chasing the wind. - Ecclesiastes 2:26

  • Wisdom or money can get you almost anything, but it's important to know that only wisdom can save your life. - Ecclesiastes 7:12

  • All along I have 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 really work. - Ecclesiastes 7:23

  • Wisdom is always distant and very difficult to find. - Ecclesiastes 7:24

  • 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. - Ecclesiastes 7:25

  • How wonderful to be wise, to be able to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person's face, softening its hardness. - Ecclesiastes 8:1

  • In my search for wisdom, I tried to observe everything that goes on all across the earth. I discovered that there is ceaseless activity, day and night. - Ecclesiastes 8:16

  • Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. - Ecclesiastes 9:10
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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