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" Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. "
MILLEDULCIA: A THOUSAND PLEASANT THINGS - Page 232
1857
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The Works of President Edwards ...

Jonathan Edwards - 1844
...life, and that they are most happy who have never yet received 1ife ; Eccles. iv. 2, 3, " Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead, more than...not seen the evil work that is done under the sun." In chapter ii. 20, 21, 22, he speaks expressly of the life of a righteous man, whose labor is in wisdom,...
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The Works of President Edwards ...

Jonathan Edwards - 1844
...comforter : and on the side of their oppressors there was power ; but they had no comforter. Wherefore, I praised the dead, which are already dead, more than...not seen the evil work that is done under the sun." Surely it will not be said that Solomon has only respect to his times here too, when he speaks of the...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 12

1855
...which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. Yea, better than both they is he who hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil -work that is done under the sun." 24 Shall we overlook 2i Matt. xxvi. 24. 22 Comment in loco. ^ Matt, xxiii. 6. ** Eccl. iv. 2, 3. the...
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A Defence of Some Important Doctrines of the Gospel

1844 - 472 pages
...makes the condition of saints departed worse than that of the living, whereas the wise man says, " I praised the dead, which are already dead, more than the living, which are yet alive," Eccl. iv. 2: the reason is, because "blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth; yea,...
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Saints and Scholars

David Knowles - 1966 - 232 pages
...and the abbot preached from a text which may have borne heavy undertones for the preacher: 'Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than...living which are yet alive. Yea, better is he than both which hath not yet been.' A month later Elizabeth was crowned in the Abbey, and Feckenham and his monks...
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The Reader's Bible, a Narrative: Selections from the King James Version

Roland Mushat Frye - 1977 - 640 pages
...comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. 2 Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead, more than the living which are yet alive. 3 Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is...
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The Religious Orders in England, Volume 3

David Knowles - 1979 - 540 pages
...and the abbot preached from a text which may have borne heavy undertones for the preacher: 'Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than...living which are yet alive. Yea, better is he than both which hath not yet been.'* A month later Elizabeth was crowned in the Abbey, and Feckenham and his...
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Holy Bible

Zondervan, Zondervan Publishing House - 1984 - 928 pages
...comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. 2 Wherefore ` 3 Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is...
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New Directions in Religion and Aging

David B. Oliver - 1987 - 205 pages
...place, not as the Enemy, but as the Final Friend. Hence the pessimistic Biblical comments: "wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive," and "the day of death [better] than the day of one's birth." 12 Or, in a different, more realistic...
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The Excesses of God: Robinson Jeffers as a Religious Figure

William Everson - 1988 - 190 pages
...of value is not, of course, peculiar to Jeffers at all. Here it is canonized in Scripture: Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead, More than...hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.111 This Dionysiac element in the expression of devaluation is the clearest token of the presence...
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