6 aThere is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: 2 A man bto whom cGod hath given criches, dwealth, and chonour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God bgiveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease. 3 If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that ethe days of his years be many, and eehis soul be not filled with good, and also fthat he have no burial; I say, that gan untimely birth is better than he. 4 For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and hhis name shall be covered with darkness. 5 Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more irest than the other. 6 Yea, kthough he live a thousand years twice told, yet eehath he lseen no good: do not all go to one place?
7 mAll the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the †nappetite is not filled. 8 For what hath the wise omore than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living? 9 Better is pthe sight of the eyes †than the wandering of the desire: this is also qvanity and vexation of spirit. 10 That which hath been his named ralready, and it is known that it is man: sneither may he contend with him that is tmightier than he. 11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man othe better? 12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, †all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as ua shadow? for xwho can tell a man ywhat shall be after him under the sun?
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