Ecclesiastes 3 ©
By the necessary change of times vanity is added to human travail. There is a fitness in God's works, which man cannot thoroughly find out. , Man's object is to enjoy present good, so far as God alloweth, whose counsels are immutable. From the abuses of human judgments God's judgment is inferred. Men and beasts are visibly alike in their mortal bodies; their spirits, which go different ways, are unknown.
I know that, whatsoever God doeth, xit shall be for ever: ynothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, zthat men should fear before him.
That awhich hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God brequireth 4that which is past.
Who knoweth 6the spirit of man that 7goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?