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Ecclesiastes 6

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 1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men.

 2 A man to whom God has given riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, so a stranger consumes and enjoys them; this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

 3 If a man fathers one hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but if his soul is not filled with good, and also that he is given no burial; I say, that to have been stillborn is better than he.

 4 For he comes in with vanity, and departs in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.

 5 Even though the stillborn has not seen the sun or known anything, he has more rest than the other.

 6 Yes, though he lives a thousand years twice told and still has seen no good, do not all go to the same place?

 7 All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

 8 For what has the wise more than the fool? What has the poor, who knows to walk before the living?

 9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire for this is also vanity and futility.

 10 What has been is named already, and it is known that it is man; neither may he contend with Him who is mightier than he.

 11 Seeing there are many things that increase vanity, what is better for a man?

 12 For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

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