4 Then I returned and considered all the aoppression that is done under the sun:
And look! The tears of the oppressed,
But they have no comforter—
1On the side of their oppressors there is power,
But they have no comforter.
2 bTherefore I praised the dead who were already dead,
More than the living who are still alive.
3 cYet, better than both is he who has never existed,
Who has not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
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