Ecclesiastes 4 ©
The vanity of human life increased by oppression; and by envy. The absurdity of idleness. The good of contentment. The folly and misery of covetousness. The advantages of society. The throne of kings is not exempt from vanity and vexation.
SO aI returned, and considered all the boppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the 1side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
¶Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: iyet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, jFor whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a *sore *travail.
I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his *stead.