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Ecclesiastes 1:12-13 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

I. Qoheleth’s Investigation of Life

Twofold Introduction. 12 I, Qoheleth, was king over Israel in Jerusalem, 13 and I applied my mind to search and investigate in wisdom all things that are done under the sun.

A bad business God has given
    to human beings to be busied with.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Wisdom 7:7-11 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Solomon Prayed and Wisdom and Riches Came to Him

Therefore I prayed, and prudence was given me;
    I pleaded and the spirit of Wisdom came to me.
I preferred her to scepter and throne,
And deemed riches nothing in comparison with her,
    nor did I liken any priceless gem to her;
Because all gold, in view of her, is a bit of sand,
    and before her, silver is to be accounted mire.
10 Beyond health and beauty I loved her,
And I chose to have her rather than the light,
    because her radiance never ceases.
11 Yet all good things together came to me with her,
    and countless riches at her hands;

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Matthew 6:29 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

29 But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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