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«Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of… Ecclesiastes 4:12»
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.
As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.
I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.
The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.

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