Ecclesiastes 6 ©
1 The vanity and misery of riches to one that wanteth an heart to use them; 3 to whom, although he hath many children and long life, an untimely birth is preferable. 7 The vanity of insatiable desires. 10 From the past, which is known, the vanity of man is seen; the future is unknown.
THERE is aan evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:
A bman to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: cthis is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
¶dIf a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that ethe days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and falso that he have no burial; I say, that gan untimely birth is better than he.
Moreover ihe hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing : this hath more rest than the other.
mAll the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the 1appetite is not filled.
For vwho knoweth what is good for man in this life, 3all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as wa shadow? xfor who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?