Ecclesiastes 7:2 {3}
Good News Translation
It is better to go to a home where there is mourning than to one where there is a party, because the living should always remind themselves that death is waiting for us all.

Contemporary English Version
It's better to go to a funeral than to attend a feast; funerals remind us that we all must die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come.

New American Bible
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting, For that is the end of every mortal, and the living should take it to heart.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come.

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Genesis 48:1 After these things, it was told Joseph that his father was sick; and he set out to go to him, taking his two sons Manasses and Ephraim.

Genesis 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, O ye sons of Jacob, hearken to Israel, your father:

Genesis 50:15-17 Now he being dead, his brethren were afraid, and talked one with another: Lest perhaps he should remember the wrong he suffered, and requite us all the evil that we did to him. . . .

Job 1:4,5 And his sons went, and made a feast by houses, every one in his day. And sending, they called their three sisters, to eat and drink with them. . . .

Isaiah 5:11,12 Woe to you that rise up early in the morning to follow drunkenness, and to drink in the evening, to be inflamed with wine. . . .

Isaiah 22:12-14 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: . . .

Amos 6:3-6 You that are separated unto the evil day: and that approach to the throne of iniquity; . . .

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.

Matthew 14:6 But on Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them: and pleased Herod.

1 Peter 4:3,4 For the time past is sufficient to have fulfilled the will of the Gentiles, for them who have walked in riotousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings and unlawful worshipping of idols. . . .

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Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and know the number of the stock of Israel? Let my soul die the death of the just, and my last end be like to them.

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they would be wise and would understand, and would provide for their last end.

Romans 6:21,22 What fruit therefore had you then in those things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is death. . . .

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction: whose God is their belly: and whose glory is in their shame: who mind earthly things.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment:

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Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said to them: Set your hearts on all the words, which I testify to you this day: which you shall command your children to observe and to do, and to fulfil all that is written in this law:

Isaiah 47:7 And thou hast said: I shall be a lady for ever: thou hast not laid these things to thy heart, neither hast thou remembered thy latter end.

Haggai 1:5 And now thus saith the Lord of hosts: Set your hearts to consider your ways.

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the Lord of hosts: I will send poverty upon you, and will curse your blessings, yea I will curse them, because you have not laid it to heart.

Context
The Value of Wisdom
1A good name is better than precious ointments: and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of feasting: for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the living thinketh what is to come.3Anger is better than laughter: because by the sadness of the countenance the mind of the offender is corrected.…
Cross References
Psalm 90:12
Can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men learned in heart, in wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 2:14
The eyes of a wise man are in his head: the fool walketh in darkness: and I learned that they were to die both alike.

Ecclesiastes 2:16
For there shall be no remembrance of the wise no more than of the fool forever, and the times to come shall cover all things together with oblivion: the learned dieth in like manner as the unlearned.

Ecclesiastes 3:19
Therefore the death of man, and of beasts is one, and the condition of them both is equal: as man dieth, so they also die: all things breathe alike, and man hath nothing more than beast: all things are subject to vanity.

Ecclesiastes 3:20
And all things go to one place: of earth they were made, and into earth they return together.

Ecclesiastes 6:6
Although he lived two thousand years, and hath not enjoyed good things: do not all make haste to one place?

Ecclesiastes 9:2
But all things are kept uncertain for the time to come, because all things equally happen to the just and to the wicked, to the good and to the evil, to the clean and to the unclean, to him that offereth victims, and to him that despiseth sacrifices. As the good is, so also is the sinner: as the perjured, so he also that sweareth truth.

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is a very great evil among all things that are done under the sun, that the same things happen to all men: whereby also the hearts of the children of men are filled with evil, and with contempt while they live, and afterwards they shall be brought down to hell.

Jeremiah 16:8
And do not thou go into the house of feasting, to sit with them, and to eat and drink:

Additional Translations
It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart.It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the banquet house: since this is the end of every man; and the living man will apply good warning to his heart.

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: in that that is the end of all men, and the living taketh it to heart.

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the living should take this to heart.

Better to go unto a house of mourning, Than to go unto a house of banqueting, For that is the end of all men, And the living layeth it unto his heart.
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