I am reading A Memorial of a Christian Life by Ven. Louis of Granada.

On page 324, it is given:

“Thou shalt not take a form contrary to thine own form” - Eccles. 14. v. 26.

However, the Book of Ecclesiastes only has twelve chapters. Moreover, I could find nothing in any of these twelve chapters that resembles this quote.

Does anyone know where in the Bible the said verse in Memorial comes from?

Thank you.

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    I was going to guess Ecclesiasticus rather than Ecclesiastes, which has chapter 14 and v 26, but it reads "He shall set his children under her shelter, and shall lodge under her branches.". – DJClayworth Oct 9 at 22:01
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    Ecclesiastes 12:14 (transposition is the most common error in quoting scriptural texts) has a similar sentiment to the context, but the wording is otherwise : For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.. – Nigel J Oct 9 at 23:41
  • @DJClayworth Actually, I recall seeing in this particular edition of Memorial that the abbreviation Eccl.'' was used to refer to Ecclesiasticus; and, in fact, in one of the chapter 5's, Eccles'' was used in regards to an Ecclesiasticus citation. – I. Chekhov Oct 9 at 23:54

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