2 a man to whom God has agiven riches and wealth and honor so that his soul blacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner 1enjoys them. This is 2vanity and a severe affliction.
3 If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many 1they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper aburial, then I say, “Better bthe miscarriage than he,
5 “It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; 1it is better off than he.
8 For awhat advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living?
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