A Gentle Cynic: Being a Translation of the Book of Koheleth, Commonly Known as Ecclesiastes, Stripped of Later Additions : Also Its Origin, Growth, and Interpretation
Lippincott, 1919 - Bible - 254 pages
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The book of Ecclesiastes is composite. This is beyond question -- it has a section at the end in which a later writer talks about what the original writer said! Most would agree that three different ... Read full review
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Page 90 - A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance...
Page 191 - Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling: The Bird of Time has but a little way To flutter — and the Bird is on the Wing.
Page 190 - With them the seed of Wisdom did I sow, And with mine own hand wrought to make it grow ; And this was all the Harvest that I reap'd — " I came like Water, and like Wind I go.
Page 249 - A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up; A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to cast away...
Page 230 - All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good, and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth...
Page 223 - The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning ; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Page 77 - And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five. And he spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spoke also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Page 172 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, And drink thy wine with a merry heart ; For God now accepteth thy works.