There is an evilH7451 whichH834 I have seenH7200 underH8478 the sun,H8121 and it is commonH7227 amongH5921 men:H120
A manH376 to whomH834 GodH430 has givenH5414 riches,H6239 wealth,H5233 and honor,H3519 so that he wantsH2638 nothingH369 for his soulH5315 of allH3605 that he desires,H183 yet GodH430 gives him not powerH7980 to eatH398 thereof, but a strangerH376 H5237 eatsH398 it: thisH2088 is vanity,H1892 and it is an evilH7451 disease.H2483
IfH518 a manH376 begetH3205 an hundredH3967 children, and liveH2421 manyH7227 years,H8141 so that the daysH3117 of his yearsH8141 be many,H7227 and his soulH5315 be not filledH7646 with good,H2896 and alsoH1571 that he haveH1961 noH3808 burial;H6900 I say,H559 that an untimelyH5309 birthH5309 is betterH2896 than he.
For he comesH935 in with vanity,H1892 and departsH3212 in darkness,H2822 and his nameH8034 shall be coveredH3680 with darkness.H2822
MoreoverH1571 he has not seenH7200 the sun,H8121 norH3808 knownH3045 any thing: thisH2088 has more restH5183 than the other.H2088
Yes,H432 though he liveH2421 a thousandH505 yearsH8141 twiceH6471 told, yet has he seenH7200 noH3808 good:H2896 do not allH3605 goH1980 to oneH259 place?H4725
AllH3605 the laborH5999 of manH120 is for his mouth,H6310 and yetH1571 the appetiteH5315 is not filled.H4390
For whatH4100 has the wiseH2450 moreH3148 thanH4480 the fool?H3684 whatH4100 has the poor,H6041 that knowsH3045 to walkH1980 beforeH5048 the living?H2416
BetterH2896 is the sightH4758 of the eyesH5869 than the wanderingH1981 of the desire:H5315 thisH2088 is alsoH1571 vanityH1892 and vexationH7469 of spirit.H7307
That which has beenH1961 is namedH8034 H7121 already,H3528 and it is knownH3045 that it is man:H120 neitherH3808 mayH3201 he contendH1777 with him that is mightierH8623 than he.
SeeingH3588 there be manyH7235 thingsH1697 that increaseH7235 vanity,H1892 whatH4100 is manH120 the better?H3148
For whoH4310 knowsH3045 whatH4100 is goodH2896 for manH120 in this life,H2416 allH4557 the daysH3117 of his vainH1892 lifeH2416 which he spendsH6213 as a shadow?H6738 for whoH4310 can tellH5046 a manH120 whatH4100 shall be afterH310 him underH8478 the sun?H8121