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He that increases knowledge increases sorrows.

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He that increases knowledge increases sorrows.

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sacredceltic sacredceltic 2011-08-31 13:26 link permalink

He? or That?

sacredceltic sacredceltic 2011-08-31 14:05 link permalink

Ecclesiastes 1:18. For with much wisdom comes much sorrow

sacredceltic sacredceltic 2011-08-31 14:08 link permalink

I wonder if bad Bible translations should be here...

sacredceltic sacredceltic 2011-08-31 14:18 link permalink

Yes, of course there are several, but I think this precise one is probably the worst. One wonders who is this "He" who "increases knowledge and sorrows"'s a bit ludicrous...

sacredceltic sacredceltic 2011-08-31 14:29 link permalink

I do know that. But that doesn't grant the sentence anymore sense.
The general meaning of this is that "the increase in knowledge increases problems" but that increase doesn't have to be attributed to a given individual...
This is the poor result of repetitive bad translations from Aramaïc to Hebrew, to Greek, Latin and then English...with maybe even French or German in between...

sysko sysko 2011-08-31 14:32 link permalink

And at that period, there was no one to link nor unlink ...

sacredceltic sacredceltic 2011-08-31 14:35 link permalink

Yeah, and the Bible translators are probably the worst translators of all, since they're eager to translate what they want to read in the scriptures rather than what is actually written...