1611 King James Bible

Ecclesiastes 6

The vanity of riches without use.

Ecclesiastes 6:1 There is an euill which I haue seen vnder the Sun, and it [is] common among men: Ecclesiastes 6:2 A man to whom God hath giuen riches, wealth and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soule of all that he desireth, yet God giueth him not power to eate thereof, but a stranger eateth it: This [is] vanitie, and it [is] an euill disease.

Of children,

Ecclesiastes 6:3 If a man beget an hundred [children], and liue many yeeres, so that the dayes of his yeeres bee many: and his soule be not filled with good, and also that he haue no buriall, I say, [that] an vntimely birth [is] better then he. Ecclesiastes 6:4 For he commeth in with vanitie, and departeth in darkenesse, and his name shall be couered with darkenesse. Ecclesiastes 6:5 Moreouer hee hath not seene the Sunne, nor knowen [any thing]: this [hath] more rest then the other.

and old age without riches.

Ecclesiastes 6:6 Yea though he liue a thousand yeeres twice told, yet hath he seene no good: Doe not all goe to one place? Ecclesiastes 6:7 All the labour of man [is] for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. Ecclesiastes 6:8 For what [hath] the wise more then the foole? what [hath] the poore, [that] knoweth to walke before the liuing?

The vanity of sight and wandering desires.

Ecclesiastes 6:9 Better [is] the sight of the eyes, then the wandering of the desire: this [is] also vanitie and vexation of spirit. Ecclesiastes 6:10 That which hath bene, is named already, and it is knowen that it [is] man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier then he.

The conclusion of vanities.

Ecclesiastes 6:11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanitie, what [is] man the better? Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knoweth what [is] good for man in [this] life, all the dayes of his vaine life, which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shal be after him vnder the sunne?

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