6 There ais an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: 2 A man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor, bso that he lacks nothing for himself of all he desires; cyet God does not give him power to eat of it, but a foreigner consumes it. This is vanity, and it is an evil 1affliction.
3 If a man begets a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with goodness, or dindeed he has no burial, I say that ea 2stillborn child is better than he—4 for it comes in vanity and departs in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness. 5 Though it has not seen the sun or known anything, this has more rest than that man, 6 even if he lives a thousand years twice—but has not seen goodness. Do not all go to one fplace?
7 gAll the labor of man is for his mouth,
And yet the soul is not satisfied.
What does the poor man have,
Who knows how to walk before the living?
This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
10 Whatever one is, he has been named ialready,
For it is known that he is man;
jAnd he cannot contend with Him who is mightier than he.
How is man the better?
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