26 I have no peace,(A) no quietness;
    I have no rest,(B) but only turmoil.”(C)

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26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

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26 I am not at ease, nor am I quiet;
I have no rest, for trouble comes.”

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And I declared that the dead,(A)
    who had already died,
are happier than the living,
    who are still alive.(B)

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Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.

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(A)Therefore I praised the dead who were already dead,
More than the living who are still alive.

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Wisdom

A good name is better than fine perfume,(A)
    and the day of death better than the day of birth.(B)

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A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

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The Value of Practical Wisdom

A (A)good name is better than precious ointment,
And the day of death than the day of one’s (B)birth;

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