The Scriptorium - Fellowship of Ailbe
The Scriptorium
Ecclesiastes 11.5 5As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.
Ecclesiastes 11.3, 4 3If the clouds are full of rain, They empty themselves upon the earth; And if a tree falls to the south or the north, In the place where the tree falls, there it shall lie. 4He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards…

Diversify

August 3, 2015
Ecclesiastes 11.1, 2 1Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days. 2Give a serving to seven, and also to eight, For you do not know what evil will be on the earth.
Ecclesiastes 10.18-20 18Because of laziness the building decays, And through idleness of hands the house leaks. A feast is made for laughter, And wine makes merry; But money answers everything. 20Do not curse the king, even in your thought; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; For a…
Ecclesiastes 10.15-17 15The labor of fools wearies them, For they do not even know how to go to the city! 16Woe to you, O land, when your king isa child, And your princes feast in the morning! 17Blessed areyou, O land, when your king isthe son of nobles, And your…
Ecclesiastes 10.12-14 12The words of a wise man’s mouth aregracious, But the lips of a fool shall swallow him up; 13The words of his mouth begin with foolishness, And the end of his talk israving madness. 14A fool also multiplies words. No man knows what is to be; Who can…
Ecclesiastes 10.10, 11 10If the ax is dull, And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength; But wisdom brings success. 11A serpent may bite when it isnot charmed; The babbler is no different.
Ecclesiastes 10.8, 9 8He who digs a pit will fall into it, And whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent. 9He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, Andhe who splits wood may be endangered by it.
Ecclesiastes 10.4-7 4If the spirit of the ruler rises against you, Do not leave your post; For conciliation pacifies great offenses. 5There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error proceeding from the ruler: 6Folly is set in great dignity, While the rich sit in a…
Ecclesiastes 10.1-3 1Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So doesa little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor. 2A wise man’s heart isat his right hand, But a fool’s heart at his left. 3Even when a fool walks along the…
Ecclesiastes 9.13-18 13This wisdom I have also seen under the sun, and it seemed great to me: 14There was a little city with few men in it; and a great king came against, besieged it, and built great snares around it. 15Now there was found in it a poor wise…

Suddenly

July 25, 2015
Ecclesiastes 9,12 12For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, Like birds caught in a snare, So the children of man aresnared at an evil time, When it falls suddenly upon them.
Ecclesiastes 9.11 11I returned and saw under the sun that The race isnot to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to those men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.
Ecclesiastes 9.7-10 7Go, eat your bread with joy, And drink your wine with a merry heart; For God has already accepted your works. 8Let your garments always be white. And let your head lack no oil. 9Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain…
Ecclesiastes 9.4-6 4But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 5For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is…