· Old Testament 


  Chapter 6  

6:1 There is also another evil, which I have seen under the sun, and that frequent among men:

6:2 A man to whom God hath given riches, and substance, and honour, and his soul wanteth nothing of all that he desireth: yet God doth not give him power to eat thereof, but a stranger shall eat it up. This is vanity and a great misery.

6:3 If a man beget a hundred children, and live many years, and attain to a great age, and his soul make no use of the goods of his substance, and he be without burial: of this man I pronounce, that the untimely born is better than he.

6:4 For he came in vain, and goeth to darkness, and his name shall be wholly forgotten.

6:5 He hath not seen the sun, nor known the distance of good and evil:

6:6 Although he lived two thousand years, and hath not enjoyed good things: do not all make haste to one place?

6:7 All the labour of man is for his mouth, but his soul shall not be filled.

6:8 What hath the wise man more than the fool? and what the poor man, but to go thither, where there is life?

6:9 Better it is to see what thou mayst desire, than to desire that which thou canst not know. But this also is vanity, and presumption of spirit.

6:10 He that shall be, his name is already called: and it is known, that he is a man, and cannot contend in judgment with him that is stronger than himself.

6:11 There are many words that have much vanity in disputing.