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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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The Wisdom Literature and Psalms

James E. Smith - Religion - 2007 - 873 pages
...particular respect there is an advantage in death. B. The Value of Mourning (7:2-4). "Better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting." Koheleth is recommending the sober, earnest life. Wiser, more enduring lessons can be learned where...
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Reforming the Art of Dying: The Ars Moriendi in the German Reformation (1519 ...

Austra Reinis - Religion - 2007 - 290 pages
...sick and you visited me'; Gal 6[:2], 'Bear one another's burdens'; and Eccl 7[:2],'It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of drinking.'180 Though four formulas of confession are given, no formula is provided for pronouncing...
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In the Land of Sojourners

John Elsadai - Religion - 2008 - 204 pages
...Solomon saw the funeral home as a better place in the world. We read in Ecclesiastes, "/? 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" (Ecclesiastes 7:12). Unlike...
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