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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:52 pm 
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"Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days." #2711

You stated this is from Ecclesiastes. I had assumed you are referring to the book in the Bible of that name but I can't find this quote anywhere there. It would be nice to quote the address (Chapter and verse.) The translation would be nice to have too, but if you can give an address, that would suffice. Or if it is NOT from the Bible then a reference to that fact should really be included.

The other reference to Ecclesiastes is also not located in the bible in any translation that I was able to check.

Would you post clarification on where these two references are from?

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It's from the Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 21.

More info here:
The Apocryphal books were excluded from the Bible, yet consist of writings that were considered to be sacred scriptures by certain religious sects. These books had their origins in early Judaism and were later adopted by early Christianity. This volume is sometimes referred to as The Apocrypha Proper, or the Apocrypha of the Old Testament as used by English speaking Protestants. Some of these works overshadowed the canonical scriptures in both Judaism and early Christianity, despite their canonical exclusion. This is why it is important to preserve and study them.

http://books.google.com/books?id=272DiW ... nyZ2jnChDs


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It was a good quote and had relevance when I read it. How often we counsel ourselves poorly and to our own sorrow.


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Yes it is too bad what we tell ourselves to do sometimes....


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