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Ecclesiastes 6

The vanity of riches without use.

Ecclesiastes 6:1 There is yet a plage vnder the sunne, & it is a generall thing among men: Ecclesiastes 6:2 when God geueth a man ryches, goodes and honoure, so that he wanteth nothynge of all that hys herre can desyre: and yet God geueth him not leaue to enioye þe same, but another man spendeth them. This is a vayne thinge & a miserable plage.

Of children,

Ecclesiastes 6:3 If a man begett an hundred children, & lyue many yeares, so þt his dayes are many in nombre, and yet can not enioye his good, nether be buryed: as for him I saye, þt an vntymely byrth is better then he. Ecclesiastes 6:4 For he commeth to naught, & spendeth his tyme in darrknes, & his name is forgotten. Ecclesiastes 6:5 Moreouer, he seeth not þe sonne, & knoweth not of it: & yet hath he more rest then the other.

and old age without riches.

Ecclesiastes 6:6 Yee though he lyued two thousande yeares, yet hath he no good lyfe. Come not all to one place? Ecclesiastes 6:7 All the labour þt a man taketh, is for him selfe, & yet his desire is neuer fylled after his minde. Ecclesiastes 6:8 For what hath þe wyse more then þe foole? What helpeth it the poore, þt he knoweth to walke wt fooles before the lyuing?

The vanity of sight and wandering desires.

Ecclesiastes 6:9 The cleare syght of the eyes is better, then þt the soule shulde walke after desires of þe luste. Howbeit, this is also a vayne thinge & a dysquietnesse of mynde. Ecclesiastes 6:10 The thinge þt hath bene: is named allready, & knowen þt it is euen man him selfe: nether maye he go to lawe wt hym þt is myghtier then he.

The conclusion of vanities.

Ecclesiastes 6:11 Many thinges ther be þt increace vanite, & what hath a man els. Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knoweth what is good for man lyuinge, in the dayes of hys vayne lyfe, which is but a shadowe? Or who wyl tell a man, what shal happen after him vnder the Sunne?

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