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" It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. "
The whole works of Joseph Butler - Page 57
by Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1838
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Ecclesiastes

Bibles - 1999 - 64 pages
...better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting, for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter,...
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The Navarre Bible: Wisdom Books : the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes ...

University of Navarre - Bibles - 1999 - 560 pages
...than precious ointment; Prov 22:1 and the day of death, than the day of birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting; for this is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to heart. *7:1-12:7. In the first part of...
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Strange Fire: Reading the Bible After the Holocaust

Tod Linafelt - History - 2000 - 304 pages
...recognized, acknowledged and accepted, and life must be lived in light of death. Thus, Qohelet's statement that 'It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting; for this is the end of everyone, and the living will lay it to heart' (Eccl. 7.2), reflects the centrality...
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A Call to the Uncoverted

Richard Baxter - Religion - 2000 - 108 pages
...therefore Solomon says of such laughter, "It is mad: and of mirth, What does it?" And "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting" for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter:...
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Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs

Ellen F. Davis - Religion - 2000 - 306 pages
...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 to the house of feasting; for this is the end of everyone, and the living will lay it to heart. 1 Sorrow is better than laughter,...
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Tell it to the Following Generation: The Grace of God Menifested in the ...

2000 - 176 pages
...and sat down by my dear mother's grave; and the words came sweetly into my mind, "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting." With this such sweet peace and quietness came over my mind. It was that peace, I believe, that passeth...
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The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: Western North Carolina in the Civil War

John C. Inscoe, Gordon B. McKinney - History - 2003 - 384 pages
...Lenoir, Rev. Jesse Rankin preached from Ecclesiastes, telling his congregation that it was "better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting . . . sorrow is better than laughter," in that it strengthened character. In December, another Caldwell...
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Vain Rhetoric: Private Insight and Public Debate in Ecclesiastes

Gary D. Salyer - Religion - 2001 - 443 pages
...reflections are balanced by reflections on the dark side of life. Ecclesiastes 7.2 jars the reader by arguing that it is 'better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting'. The motif of death/mourning joins 7.1-2 together while the juxtaposition of their essential positive/negative...
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Living with Loss, Healing with Hope: A Jewish Perspective

Earl A. Grollman - Family & Relationships - 2001 - 120 pages
...mourner." So essential is this commandment that, according to Ecclesiastes 7:2 "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting." For good reason, many synagogues, federations, and funeral homes have established support groups for...
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The Wisdom of the Torah

Dagobert D. Runes - Religion - 2001 - 300 pages
...better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter:...
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