Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.

(Όσα κι αν εύρη η χειρ σου του ποιήσαι, ως η δύναμίς σου ποίησον).

The rest of the non-speaking, non-reading Greek can dismiss the above sentence. It’s all Greek to you.

I was looking at my “new” homepage the other day, and stumbled across this verse from the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. Its simplicity, its power, its wisdom struck me hard. I don’t know why. The first time I read the phrase it was in the classic “The Caine Mutiny” book by Herman Wouk. I have never found a more powerful phrase from the Holy Bible, with the exception of the opening of the Gospel according to St. John. But that’s another story for another day.

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One thought on “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do

  1. After the ‘Troy’ nova fashion many things will become Greek around here where I live! The essence of true living is creating our own wisdom through the Old Time’s philosophy. How do you use this biblic quote yourself nowadays? Curious to know!
    Your Old Time Ever friend 😉

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