Ecclesiastes 7:21
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New International Version
Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you--

King James Bible
Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:

Darby Bible Translation
Also give not heed unto all words that are spoken, lest thou hear thy servant curse thee.

World English Bible
Also don't take heed to all words that are spoken, lest you hear your servant curse you;

Young's Literal Translation
Also to all the words that they speak give not thy heart, that thou hear not thy servant reviling thee.

Ecclesiastes 7:21 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken - This is good advice, and much for every man's peace through life.

Thy servant curse thee - מקללך mekallelecha, make light of thee, speak evil of thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

take no heed

2 Samuel 19:19 And said to the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity to me...

unto

2 Samuel 16:10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD has said to him, Curse David...

Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate...

1 Corinthians 13:5-7 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil...

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Finis Coronat Opus
'Better is the end of a thing than the beginning.'--ECCLES. vii. 8. This Book of Ecclesiastes is the record of a quest after the chief good. The Preacher tries one thing after another, and tells his experiences. Amongst these are many blunders. It is the final lesson which he would have us learn, not the errors through which he reached it. 'The conclusion of the whole matter' is what he would commend to us, and to it he cleaves his way through a number of bitter exaggerations and of partial truths
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Eusebius' Accession to the Bishopric of Cæsarea.
Not long after the close of the persecution, Eusebius became bishop of Cæsarea in Palestine, his own home, and held the position until his death. The exact date of his accession cannot be ascertained, indeed we cannot say that it did not take place even before the close of the persecution, but that is hardly probable; in fact, we know of no historian who places it earlier than 313. His immediate predecessor in the episcopate was Agapius, whom he mentions in terms of praise in H. E. VII. 32.
Eusebius Pamphilius—Church History

Columban.
THE wild districts of Ireland were occupied with convents, after the example of Patrick, and cultivated by the hard labour of the monks. The Irish convents were distinguished by their strict Christian discipline, their diligence and their zeal in the study of the Scriptures, and of science in general, as far as they had the means of acquiring it. Irish monks brought learning from Britain and Gaul, they treasured up this learning and elaborated it in the solitude of the convent, and they are said
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places

Sanctification.
VI. Objections answered. I will consider those passages of scripture which are by some supposed to contradict the doctrine we have been considering. 1 Kings viii. 46: "If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near," etc. On this passage, I remark:-- 1. That this sentiment in nearly the same language, is repeated in 2 Chron. vi. 26, and in Eccl.
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Ecclesiastes 7:20
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