New Living Translation
Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.
King James Bible
Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Darby Bible Translation
Vexation is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
World English Bible
Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the face the heart is made good.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is sorrow than laughter, For by the sadness of the face the heart becometh better.
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Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
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Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
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For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There's no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.
So I said, "Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?"
A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time.
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