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Ecclesiastes 6:2-4 Common English Bible (CEB)

God may give some people plenty of wealth, riches, and glory so that they lack nothing they desire. But God doesn’t enable them to enjoy it; instead, a stranger enjoys it. This is pointless and a sickening tragedy. Some people may have one hundred children and live a long life. But no matter how long they live, if they aren’t content with life’s good things, I say that even a stillborn child with no grave is better off than they are.[a] Because that child arrives pointlessly, then passes away in darkness. Darkness covers its name.


  1. Ecclesiastes 6:3 Correction; Heb puts the lack of burial site with those who do not enjoy life's good things.
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