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12 Then I turned myself to consider wisdom land madness and folly;
For what can the man do who succeeds the king?—
Only what he has already mdone.
13 Then I saw that wisdom nexcels folly
As light excels darkness.
14 oThe wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That pthe same event happens to them all.
“As it happens to the fool,
It also happens to me,
And why was I then more wise?”
Then I said in my heart,
“This also is vanity.”
16 For there is qno more remembrance of the wise than of the fool forever,
Since all that now is will be forgotten in the days to come.
And how does a wise man die?
As the fool!
18 Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun, because rI must leave it to the man who will come after me. 19 And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity. 20 Therefore I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. 21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; yet he must leave his 8heritage to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. 22 sFor what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun? 23 For all his days are tsorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.
24 uNothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God. 25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, 9more than I? 26 For God gives vwisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that whe may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
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